Print Brace Against Manchester City, Ivan Toney Is Said to Still Have a Chance to the World Cup 2022 - England striker Ivan Toney managed to become Brentford's hero when he visited Manchester City. Brentford coach, Thomas Frank praised Toney's performance tonight by saying that the player could play at the 2022 World Cup.

Yesterday evening, Brentford visited the Etihad Stadium. They challenge the host, Manchester City in Week 16 of the 2022/23 EPL.

Playing at the Etihad Stadium, Toney managed to score two goals against Ederson Moraes. The two goals finally led to Manchester City's first defeat at home this season.

Toney, who appeared well from the early minutes, managed to bring Brentford ahead in the 16th minute of the first round. Having played a draw thanks to Phil Foden's goal at the end of the first half, Toney managed to silence the entire stadium with his final goal in 90+8 minutes.

Toney's two goals made him Man of the Match with a rating of 8.8 in the Whoscored version. His good appearance tonight can also be considered by England coach Gareth Southgate to take him to the 2022 World Cup.

Not Entering the England Squad, Thomas Frank: Toney May Be Disappointed But Life Goes On

Gareth Southgate surprisingly did not choose Ivan Toney as one of England's strikers at the 2022 World Cup. Even though the 26-year-old striker has impressed this season with Brentford.

Toney's quality as a striker was proven by his two goals that managed to silence Manchester City at home. Thomas Frank, who was pleased with Toney's performance against Manchester City, understands that his striker is very disappointed with Southgate's decision.

"Life goes on, you get big disappointments (not being called up to England) but the most important thing is why We love football. The next day the sun rose and we continued our journey again," Frank said of Toney's absence from the 2022 World Cup.

Ivan Toney still has a chance

Without Ivan Toney, Gareth Southgate has announced 26 England national team players who will go to the 2022 World Cup. However, Thomas Frank believes the opportunity for Toney to join has not been completely closed.

Moreover, Ivan Toney managed to appear convincing by scoring a brace against Manchester City on Saturday (12/11/2022) night. According to Thomas Frank, Toney can still enter the England national team if one of Southgate's call-up players is injured.

"Ivan (Toney) continues to perform (impressively) and maybe there was an injury (England player) today? maybe it was his chance to go to the World Cup? 10 goals (Toney) was incredibly impressive, "said Thomas Frank.

Scored 10 goals in the 2022/23 Premier League

Even though it has been announced, Ivan Toney still has the potential to enter if there are England national team players, especially strikers who are injured. What's more, Ivan Toney appeared charming until the 16th matchday of the Premier League this season.

Playing 14 matches, Ivan Toney managed to score 10 goals and two assists for Brentford in the Premier League. This incision has led Toney to become England's second most prolific striker in the Premier League after Harry Kane.

The score also contributed almost half of Brentford's total goals, which totaled 23 goals so far. Toney's sharpness in attack has at least succeeded in getting Brentford into the top 10 of the Premier League standings. 

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