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Brentford 3-1 Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers dejected at Brentford
Bolton were 3-0 behind within 36 minutes at Griffin Park against Brentford

Bolton could be relegated to League One on Saturday after they were beaten by Brentford at Griffin Park.

Lasse Vibe netted a first-half double for the Bees which followed a Nico Yennaris close-range finish to make the result all but secure by half-time.

Zach Clough scored a second-half consolation from the penalty spot for the Trotters after Alan McCormack was penalised for a foul.

Bolton are 17 points from safety with six games remaining in the season.

Defeat for Bolton extended their dreadful sequence of no away wins in a year and means defeat at Derby at the weekend will spell relegation for Wanderers.

A second win in as many games for Brentford lifted them 12 points clear of the bottom three.

Alan Judge was the creator of the home side's first chance when he almost looped a cross from the right over Ben Amos, but struck the bar.

The midfielder provided a pinpoint cross from Vibe's second goal with a header, which was the Denmark striker's third goal in two games.

Brentford manager Dean Smith:

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Dean Smith on Brentford v Bolton

"If you'd said to me three weeks ago that we'd have two wins on the spin at Nottingham Forest and again here, I'd have bitten your hand off.

"It means we can go to Ipswich on Saturday and try to make it three wins in a row and then we can be looking at a top 10 finish.

"I wanted more goals but with the run of form we've been on I wanted a result and that was the most important thing."

Bolton caretaker manager Jimmy Phillips:

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Jimmy Phillips on Bolton's defeat by Brentford

"We have to give the supporters something to cheer about rather than give them the kind of displays we gave in the first half tonight.

"In the second half we were more competitive and we always say we have to compete before we can play.

"Before the break we were nowhere near as competitive as we needed to be."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 2ColinSubstituted forClarkeat 85'minutes
  • 6Dean
  • 29Barbet
  • 3Bidwell
  • 12McCormack
  • 28Yennaris
  • 15Woods
  • 18Judge
  • 7SaundersSubstituted forCanosat 69'minutes
  • 21VibeSubstituted forHoganat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hogan
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 22O'Connell
  • 24Gogia
  • 36Clarke
  • 47Canos

Bolton

  • 1Amos
  • 48Maher
  • 15Derik
  • 36FinneySubstituted forWheaterat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 3Moxey
  • 30WoolerySubstituted forSamizadehat 85'minutes
  • 17Trotter
  • 21PratleyBooked at 86mins
  • 42WalkerSubstituted forDannsat 52'minutes
  • 6VelaBooked at 71mins
  • 10CloughBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 13Rachubka
  • 18Danns
  • 19Heskey
  • 25Wilson
  • 27Twardzik
  • 31Wheater
  • 43Samizadeh
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
9,062

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home17
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 3, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Attempt saved. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Trotter.

Attempt saved. Yoann Barbet (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alan Judge.

Attempt missed. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alan Judge following a set piece situation.

Scott Hogan (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Derik (Bolton Wanderers).

Booking

David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Woods (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

Nico Yennaris (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Harlee Dean (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Bidwell with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Josh Vela.

Booking

Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Alex Samizadeh replaces Kaiyne Woolery.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Josh Clarke replaces Maxime Colin.

Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford).

Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Yoann Barbet.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Scott Hogan replaces Lasse Vibe.

Foul by Sergi Canos (Brentford).

Niall Maher (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).

Booking

Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Woods (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Maxime Colin (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 3, Bolton Wanderers 1. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Alan McCormack (Brentford) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Bolton Wanderers. Kaiyne Woolery draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Sergi Canos replaces Sam Saunders.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley402114563333077
2Middlesbrough39237954252976
3Brighton402015556381875
4Hull392091054272769
5Sheff Wed401814859372268
6Derby401813956371967
7Cardiff40161595142963
8Ipswich401612124644260
9Birmingham391511134339456
10Preston401414123938156
11QPR401216125047352
12Wolves401313144852-452
13Reading391312144544151
14Brentford39147185460-649
15Leeds391115133948-948
16Blackburn401113163940-146
17Nottm Forest401113163541-646
18Huddersfield40129195257-545
19Fulham401014166166-544
20Bristol City401111184163-2244
21Rotherham40127214764-1743
22MK Dons40910213455-2137
23Charlton40812203670-3436
24Bolton40414223772-3526
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