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Brentford 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Lucas Joao
Lucas Joao's goal was his first in the league for Sheffield Wednesday, having scored once in the League Cup

Lucas Joao's dramatic late goal saw Sheffield Wednesday claim victory at Brentford in a game which saw both sides end with 10 men.

The Bees were the first to have a man dismissed, when James Tarkowski was sent off for bringing down Atdhe Nuhiu, who then scored the resulting penalty.

Alan Judge made it 1-1 after the break with a curling left-footed strike.

Jeremy Helan saw red a minute later for a second booking before Joao struck from outside the box late on.

Wednesday's winner arguably came against the run of play as, despite the Owls having a man advantage for more than 40 minutes, the hosts looked more likely to score after the break.

Before Brentford levelled, Judge had hit the post with a free-kick that evaded everyone in the box and, after Joao and Bannan had chances for the visitors, Bidwell then went close for the Bees when his shot was blocked by keeper Keiren Westwood.

Both sides hit the woodwork in the first half, with Nuhiu striking the bar for Wednesday and Jake Bidwell doing the same with a shot at the other end.

And it was soon after Bidwell's attempt that Nuhiu put the visitors ahead from the spot after being fouled by Tarkowski.

Judge's goal to make it 1-1 was a worthy equaliser, as he curled the ball past Westwood and it looked like momentum was favouring the hosts when Helan left the field soon after.

But despite pressing for a decisive second goal, it was Wednesday who claimed all three points and their first away win in eight attempts, when Joao raced through on goal before side-footing past Button.

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Dijkhuizen's last interview as Brentford boss

Brentford boss Marinus Dijkhuizen: "Football is a beautiful game but also a very cruel one.

"We were excellent in the second half with 10 men and playing three at the back and when we scored it looked like we would go on and win.

"We lacked quality in the first half so it's a strange mental thing that we can be so good in second halves of games and not so good in the first. It is something we will talk about."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal: "It was our day. It was a lucky day. This is football. In the lottery we won 2-1.

"If we had drawn 1-1, we would say okay because we had a good first half with chances and they had a good second half with chances.

"But we are very, very happy, because we have had three wins this week."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27ButtonBooked at 90mins
  • 36ClarkeSubstituted forCanosat 73'minutes
  • 6Dean
  • 26TarkowskiBooked at 36mins
  • 3Bidwell
  • 12McCormackBooked at 28minsSubstituted forWoodsat 87'minutes
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 21Vibe
  • 17KerschbaumerSubstituted forO'Connellat 41'minutes
  • 18Judge
  • 8Djuricin

Substitutes

  • 15Woods
  • 16Bonham
  • 22O'Connell
  • 28Yennaris
  • 29Barbet
  • 35Udumaga
  • 47Canos

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 32Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 3Turner
  • 36PudilSubstituted forHelanat 42'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 20Lee
  • 4HutchinsonBooked at 80mins
  • 33Wallace
  • 7MatiasSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 63'minutes
  • 41Bannan
  • 9NuhiuSubstituted forLópezat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Loovens
  • 10McGugan
  • 11Bus
  • 17Helan
  • 18Lucas João
  • 21López
  • 28Wildsmith
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
9,756

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Foul by Sergi Canos (Brentford).

Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Marco Djuricin (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

David Button (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Marco Djuricin (Brentford).

Michael Turner (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Álex López (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross Wallace.

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Marco Djuricin (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lasse Vibe with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Ryan Woods replaces Alan McCormack.

Attempt missed. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sergi Canos with a cross.

Sergi Canos (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Álex López replaces Atdhe Nuhiu.

Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt saved. Sergi Canos (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lasse Vibe (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Michael Turner.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) for a bad foul.

Sergi Canos (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday).

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Button following a set piece situation.

Attempt missed. Alan McCormack (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt saved. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jeremy Helan.

Attempt blocked. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jake Bidwell (Brentford) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Toumani Diagouraga.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Sergi Canos replaces Josh Clarke.

Jack O'Connell (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ross Wallace.

Attempt missed. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Hutchinson with a cross.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton9630137621
2Middlesbrough8521145917
3Reading9432147715
4Hull9432127515
5Cardiff94321310315
6Burnley94321210215
7Ipswich94321515015
8Derby9351107314
9Birmingham83321210212
10Nottm Forest933399012
11Sheff Wed93331213-112
12QPR93331417-312
13Fulham83231511411
14Leeds825198111
15Huddersfield92431011-110
16Wolves8233911-29
17Charlton9234912-39
18Blackburn9153101008
19Brentford82241215-38
20Rotherham92251117-68
21Bolton9153612-68
22Preston9144610-47
23MK Dons9216813-57
24Bristol City91351119-86
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