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Brentford3Aston Villa0

Brentford 3-0 Aston Villa

Nico Yennaris
Nico Yennaris' strike to put Brentford 2-0 up was his third goal of the season

Brentford shrugged off Scott Hogan's transfer deadline day exit by sealing a first-ever victory over his new club, Aston Villa, in comprehensive fashion.

As the striker underwent a medical at Villa Park ahead of a deal that could reach £12m, the Bees beat the Villans for the first time in 10 attempts.

Lasse Vibe chipped the hosts in front after being teed up by Nico Yennaris.

Yennaris poked in a second before the break and Vibe slotted in from Josh McEachran's pass to seal Villa's fate.

A first league meeting between the two sides at Griffin Park since February 1947 saw Villa field new signings Birkir Bjarnason and Conor Hourihane, while winger Florian Jozefzoon made his Brentford debut.

Lasse Vibe
Dane Lasse Vibe, who scored the game's opening goal, joined Brentford from IFK Gothenburg

After a bright opening from Steve Bruce's side, when Alan Hutton's shot was saved by Brentford goalkeeper Daniel Bentley and Jonathan Kodjia dragged wide, it was the hosts who took command.

Before Vibe stuck his fifth goal of the season midway through the first half, Harlee Dean had already nodded wide from a corner by Jota, whose pinpoint cross allowed Yennaris to turn in a Bees second from close range.

Spaniard Jota almost made it three as half-time approached, while Vibe found the side-netting as Brentford pushed for a third goal.

That came when Vibe collected McEachran's through ball and turned Hutton before slotting in expertly.

Brentford's victory, which could have been even more emphatic in the closing stages, was only their second in nine home games, while Villa have lost five of their last six away league games, failing to score in each of those defeats.

Brentford manager Dean Smith: "There was a freedom about the players tonight. We had pace down the flanks and that opened up the middle for us to pass through the lines really well.

"We had a debrief after the Chelsea game and talked about how quick and athletic Chelsea were and the quality they had and we said if you push yourselves there are no barriers to stop you getting to that level. They did tonight."

"With new signing Sergi Canos, Jota and Flo Jozefzoon, we have pace and a goal threat. I'd have loved Lasse to get his hat-trick but this was a team performance where our pressing after the first few minutes was exactly what we wanted and we put them under a lot of pressure."

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce: "We started brightly enough and had chances. Then we had to be better for the next 60 minutes, but we were poor all over the pitch both offensively and defensively against a very good Brentford side."

"We can't just keep thinking we are going to buy our way out of it. We have to look like a team and do the basics and in this division if you don't do the basics right, you have horrible nights like this.

"As soon as we conceded we went all over the place and didn't do a job at all. We have to question ourselves because it has to be a mentality we have to try to find away from home, where we are too easily beaten."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 2Colin
  • 6Dean
  • 5Bjelland
  • 30Field
  • 8YennarisBooked at 33minsSubstituted forKerschbaumerat 76'minutes
  • 10McEachranSubstituted forMcCormackat 88'minutes
  • 15Woods
  • 23Jota
  • 21Vibe
  • 7JozefzoonSubstituted forClarkeat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Hofmann
  • 12McCormack
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 19Sawyers
  • 20Clarke
  • 29Barbet

Aston Villa

  • 34Johnstone
  • 21Hutton
  • 12Chester
  • 2Baker
  • 23Amavi
  • 14HourihaneBooked at 74mins
  • 5LansburySubstituted forGrealishat 76'minutes
  • 20BjarnasonSubstituted forBacunaat 75'minutes
  • 37Adomah
  • 26Kodjia
  • 19Green

Substitutes

  • 6Elphick
  • 7Bacuna
  • 16Bree
  • 22Gardner
  • 31Bunn
  • 39Davis
  • 40Grealish
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
10,016

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamAston Villa
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 3, Aston Villa 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Aston Villa 0.

Offside, Aston Villa. Alan Hutton tries a through ball, but Jonathan Kodjia is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jota (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lasse Vibe.

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

Foul by Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa).

Attempt blocked. Jota (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Alan McCormack replaces Josh McEachran.

Foul by Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford).

Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tom Field (Brentford) because of an injury.

Tom Field (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa).

Attempt saved. Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leandro Bacuna.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jordan Amavi.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Konstantin Kerschbaumer replaces Nico Yennaris.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Jack Grealish replaces Henri Lansbury.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Leandro Bacuna replaces Birkir Bjarnason.

Booking

Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Josh Clarke replaces Florian Jozefzoon.

Harlee Dean (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Henri Lansbury (Aston Villa).

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

Foul by Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa).

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 3, Aston Villa 0. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh McEachran with a through ball.

Harlee Dean (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa).

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

Attempt missed. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nico Yennaris.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor Hourihane.

Foul by Tom Field (Brentford).

Albert Adomah (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Alan Hutton.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Alan Hutton.

Foul by Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford).

Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Brighton27186343182560
2Newcastle27191754213358
3Reading2917484237555
4Leeds28163939271251
5Huddersfield2715483230249
6Derby2813783021946
7Sheff Wed2813783328546
8Barnsley29135114844444
9Norwich28134114740743
10Preston29118103837141
11Fulham271010744321240
12Birmingham29910103139-837
13Brentford28106123735236
14Aston Villa2881282830-236
15Cardiff29106133443-936
16Wolves2898113738-135
17Ipswich2998122937-835
18Nottm Forest2996144047-733
19QPR2896132739-1233
20Bristol City2884163741-428
21Burton2877142838-1028
22Wigan2767142432-825
23Blackburn2767143244-1225
24Rotherham2944212763-3616
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