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Brentford 1-3 Man City: What Frank said

Brentford boss Thomas Frank, speaking to BBC Sport: "We gave it a very good go. I thought it was a very good performance. I thought we were brave and defended very well against the best team in the world.

"We limited them to shots outside of the box in the first half. The goal before half-time was a tough one to take.

"[In the] second half, we continued and we knew that [Kevin] de Bruyne was the key player to close down, but he found that magic pass. Some of the things were good but, when you face the best team in the world, you need to be perfect."

On Mark Flekken's performance: "Unbelievable. That's the level we know he has. His distribution was very good too."

On goalscorer Neal Maupay: "He's been good for us. That is five goals in five [games]. We have some clever players. It was clever from Ivan Toney and Neal Maupay."

On the tough run of fixtures coming up: "We know that we can get a win against any team in the division, we've shown it before. We've had good games against [Manchester] City and Tottenham. The performances have been good. We've got key players back and I see it as a matter of time before the points come."