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Brentford 4-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Alan Judge scores
Alan Judge started the rout with his first of the season

Brentford hammered struggling Wolves to equal a 75-year club record of five straight wins in England's second tier.

Wolves - who have lost four on the spin - fell behind when Alan Judge raced on to Andre Gray's pass to claim his first goal of the season with a smart finish.

Alex Pritchard crossed for Stuart Dallas to add a second on 74 minutes before Gray turned in the area to slam his seventh league goal of the season.

Jota added a fourth as Brentford moved third in the table.

Mark Warburton's side have thrust themselves in among the promotion hopefuls with a run of form which has also seen them plunder 14 goals over the five wins.

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Warburton on Brentford v Wolves

Their form could not be in starker contrast to Wolves, whose impressive start to the season - including four wins from six games - now looks a distant memory.

Kenny Jackett's players have not scored a goal in over 270 minutes and have just three wins in their last 14.

They started well at Griffin Park but fell behind to Judge's run and finish before half an hour, and could have delivered the perfect response through top-scorer Bakary Sako, but his strike was saved.

Judge could have added a second when he was released into the Wolves box but Carl Ikeme's save offered just brief resistance before the break.

Dallas had been on the field nine minutes when he connected with a Pritchard delivery after the 21-year-old had found space out wide.

It was his third goal of the season but Gray - the club's top-scorer - was rewarded for his own hard work when he collected the ball with his back to goal to find space for a right-foot shot.

Jota replaced the impressive Pritchard on 89 minutes and completed the scoring in injury time, driving past Ikeme from a narrow angle.

Brentford manager Mark Warburton:

"People talk to me about coming into this division and looking to survive, but that's nonsense.

"Our aim isn't just to stay in this division. That is not what we are about. We want to maintain our level of performance and see where we end up in May.

"When we play well we do not fear anyone in this division, but it is a very tough division and if you start letting your standards slip then you'll get hurt as we found out at Middlesbrough."

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett:

"In the first half it was a close game. We had some big chances and did well on the counter attack, but we gave away a poor first goal from a throw-in and that changed things.

"In the second half we opened up more and we got caught on the counter attack by a very good Brentford side.

"Some of our big players have struggled and are looking for confidence, but our set up defensively and organisationally at times is poor.

"We were very open in the second half and our naivety to the counter attack was the most disturbing thing."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 10Odubajo
  • 6Dean
  • 5Craig
  • 3BidwellBooked at 33mins
  • 8Douglas
  • 17ToralSubstituted forDallasat 66'minutes
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 21PritchardSubstituted forJotaat 90'minutes
  • 18Judge
  • 19GraySubstituted forSmithat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Saunders
  • 15Dallas
  • 16Bonham
  • 23Jota
  • 24Smith
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 39Proschwitz

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 6Batth
  • 18RickettsBooked at 81mins
  • 3GolbourneSubstituted forRoweat 45'minutes
  • 8SavilleBooked at 16mins
  • 14EvansBooked at 54minsSubstituted forMcDonaldat 57'minutes
  • 17van La Parra
  • 4EdwardsBooked at 24mins
  • 10Sako
  • 12GrahamSubstituted forClarkeat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Stearman
  • 7Henry
  • 9Clarke
  • 11McDonald
  • 15Rowe
  • 27Jacobs
  • 29Kuszczak
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
10,923

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 4, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 4, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Harlee Dean (Brentford) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 4, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Jota (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan Judge.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Leon Clarke replaces Danny Graham.

Tony Craig (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Graham (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Jota replaces Alex Pritchard.

Attempt missed. Tony Craig (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Tommy Smith replaces Andre Gray.

Moses Odubajo (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 3, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Andre Gray (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan Judge.

Booking

Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alex Pritchard (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Stuart Dallas (Brentford).

Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Moses Odubajo (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Danny Graham.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.

Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Stuart Dallas.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

Attempt blocked. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra.

Foul by Andre Gray (Brentford).

Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Stuart Dallas replaces Jon-Miquel Toral.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Tommy Rowe tries a through ball, but Dave Edwards is caught offside.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Danny Batth tries a through ball, but Bakary Sako is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty.

Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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7Watford198563122929
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11Norwich197662924527
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16Fulham196493034-422
17Birmingham195771730-1322
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