Ivan Toney scores on Premier League return, hints at Brentford stay

Ivan Toney made a remarkable return to the Brentford side, scoring just 19 minutes into his comeback match against Nottingham Forest.

The striker, who recently served an eight-match ban for betting offenses, was named captain for the game.

After an early goal from Nottingham Forest, Toney quickly responded by scoring a sensational free kick from around 20 yards out.

This marked his third free-kick goal in the Premier League since the summer of 2023, putting him joint-top alongside James Ward-Prowse.

Ivan Toney scores on Premier League return, hints at Brentford Stay
Ivan Toney scores on Premier League return for Brentford – Getty image

As Toney celebrated with the fans and embraced the coaching staff, he made a gesture suggesting his commitment to Brentford.

He pointed to his chest and then to the pitch, probably indicating his intention to stay with the club. Additionally, he held up a shirt with the message “Thank you Uncle Brian.”

Meanwhile, Toney’s goal was followed by two more by Ben Mee and Neal Maupay. However, Nottingham didn’t go down without a fight.

Their resilience saw them put two across, courtesy of Danilo Oliveira and Chris Wood, bringing the Premier League clash to 3-2.

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