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Brentford 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Lasse Vibe
Lasse Vibe has scored 35 goals in 91 league appearances for Brentford

Brentford recorded their third successive victory at the expense of managerless Sheffield Wednesday.

The hosts took the lead when Lasse Vibe scored for the sixth time in five appearances.

Sergi Canos came close to doubling the Bees' lead after the break when his long-range shot went just over the bar.

Substitute Lucas Joao's header deflected wide for the Owls before Florian Jozefzoon wrapped up the win with a neat finish late on.

Victory for the impressive hosts moved them up to 10th in the table, four points outside the play-off places.

After a slow start Brentford enjoyed the majority of possession and chances, with Jozefzoon guilty of wasting an excellent chance to make it 2-0 at the break.

Wednesday caretaker Lee Bullen made a double substitution at the interval, with Atdhe Nuhiu and Ross Wallace making way for Almen Abdi and Joao, and the latter twice came close to levelling the score.

Brentford travel to league leaders Wolves on Tuesday, while the Owls, who are now 11 points off the top six, host Burton on New Year's Day.

Brentford boss Dean Smith:

"We didn't find our fluidity for the first 20 minutes but once we got the goal we moved up a level.

"I told the boys I wanted to see how they reacted without the ball today and every time we lost it we won it back quickly and high up the pitch.

"It was as complete a performance as we have put in all season, with the added bonus of a clean sheet."

Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager Lee Bullen:

"The boys' effort was outstanding and I think the fans could see that, but that's the minimum you require and they have given us that today.

"The best team won the game but at 1-0 down you think we will have a go for it and just as we were adjusting, we got done by a sucker punch.

"We were a little bit more controlled in the second half and hoped for a break or shot or header, but it never materialised and you have to give Brentford credit for that."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 8Yennaris
  • 33Mepham
  • 5Bjelland
  • 29Barbet
  • 15Woods
  • 10McEachranSubstituted forMokotjoat 69'minutes
  • 7Jozefzoon
  • 19SawyersBooked at 39mins
  • 47CanosSubstituted forWatkinsat 70'minutes
  • 21VibeSubstituted forMaupayat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4MacLeod
  • 9Maupay
  • 11Watkins
  • 12Mokotjo
  • 18Judge
  • 20Clarke
  • 28Daniels

Sheff Wed

  • 28Wildsmith
  • 16PalmerSubstituted forHuntat 68'minutes
  • 12Loovens
  • 36PudilBooked at 49mins
  • 6Fox
  • 23HutchinsonBooked at 44mins
  • 8Butterfield
  • 33WallaceBooked at 39minsSubstituted forAbdiat 45'minutes
  • 20Reach
  • 17NuhiuSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 45'minutes
  • 7Rhodes

Substitutes

  • 2Hunt
  • 3Jones
  • 18Lucas João
  • 19Matias
  • 25Dawson
  • 41Abdi
  • 46Ferrão Venâncio
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
10,853

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 2, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 2, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Attempt missed. Yoann Barbet (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jacob Butterfield (Sheffield Wednesday).

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Daniel Pudil.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Daniel Pudil.

Foul by Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford).

Morgan Fox (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Neal Maupay.

Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt blocked. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.

Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday).

Foul by Chris Mepham (Brentford).

Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 2, Sheffield Wednesday 0. Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Neal Maupay.

Attempt missed. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Chris Mepham.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Neal Maupay replaces Lasse Vibe.

Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jacob Butterfield (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt blocked. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Reach.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jack Hunt.

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

Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Daniel Pudil.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Jacob Butterfield tries a through ball, but Jordan Rhodes is caught offside.

Foul by Chris Mepham (Brentford).

Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Lucas João tries a through ball, but Jack Hunt is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Ollie Watkins replaces Sergi Canos.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Kamohelo Mokotjo replaces Josh McEachran.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jack Hunt replaces Liam Palmer.

Attempt missed. Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Yoann Barbet.

Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Almen Abdi (Sheffield Wednesday).

goal

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