Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola had no complaints after their shock 2-1 home defeat to Brentford.
Ivan Toney struck either side of Phil Foden’s equaliser for City.
Guardiola said: “The best team won, we struggled from the beginning and we couldn’t deal with their long balls.
“Usually you press the balls to win it but this was different. They defended so deep and so well.
“We didn’t have the dynamic today because we were dictated by long balls that we were losing.
“The game was so difficult, it was so tight.
“They did really well in the plan they had and were better.
“We have done exceptional in the Champions League and well in the Premier League. We’ll come back and prepare for the second-half of the season now.”