Last-Gasp Ajer Strike Secures Dramatic Draw for Brentford Against Manchester United

Brentford fought back from the brink to secure a dramatic 1-1 draw against Manchester United at the Brentford Community Stadium. Kristoffer Ajer emerged as the hero for the Bees, scoring a last-gasp equalizer deep into injury time to salvage a point in a match they dominated from start to finish.

Despite Brentford’s early dominance, it was Manchester United who took the lead against the run of play in stoppage time, with substitute Mason Mount firing home in the 96th minute. However, Brentford refused to accept defeat and launched a relentless assault on the United goal in search of an equalizer.

Their persistence paid off when Ivan Toney set up Ajer to smash home the leveller just moments after Mount’s goal. The goal sparked wild celebrations among the Brentford faithful and was a fitting reward for their team’s spirited performance throughout the match.

The draw left Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag under scrutiny, with his side delivering an uninspired display and failing to cope with Brentford’s relentless attack. The result further dented United’s hopes of securing a top-four finish in the Premier League, leaving them in sixth place, eight points behind fifth-placed Tottenham.

Despite the disappointment of conceding a late goal, United were fortunate to escape with a point after Brentford unleashed a barrage of shots on their goal, with Ajer’s strike ensuring that the Bees got the result their performance deserved.

Brentford’s dominance was reflected in their 31 shots on goal, the most they have ever recorded in a Premier League game. The Bees were unlucky not to emerge with all three points after hitting the woodwork four times and seeing a goal ruled out for offside.

The match highlighted Brentford’s attacking prowess and showcased Toney’s threat up front, with the striker causing constant problems for the United defense throughout the game.

Despite the disappointment of not securing a win, Brentford will take encouragement from their performance as they continue their fight against relegation. With just eight games remaining in the season, Thomas Frank’s side will be looking to build on their strong showing against United and secure their place in the Premier League next season.

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