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Wolves 0-2 Brentford

By Ged ScottBBC Sport at Molineux
Phillipp Hofmann
German Phillipp Hofmann scored his second of the season

Brentford enjoyed their second successive Championship victory under interim manager Lee Carsley as they beat Wolves 2-0 at Molineux.

Bees striker Marco Djuricin struck the first goal of the night on 17 minutes.

After being fed by Alan Judge, his first-time shot on the half volley took a big deflection, looping wickedly in off Danny Batth's shoulder.

Brentford sub Phillipp Hofmann then rounded home keeper Emiliano Martinez for the second two minutes from time.

Brentford's second away win of the campaign, coming on top of Saturday's 2-1 home victory over Rotherham, helped them climb up the table to 15th.

They now stand just a point behind 12th-placed Wolves, who have fallen six points behind the top six.

Wolves created just one worthwhile chance before the break when Sheyi Ojo's left-foot shot was parried by visiting keeper David Button.

They were marginally better in the second half when boss Kenny Jackett made three substitutions, top scorer Benik Afobe skying over from eight yards before Adam Le Fondre was denied by Button at the near post.

But despite looking a threat down the right with the pace of overlapping full-back Dominic Iorfa, Wolves generally had an off-night.

Carsley's well-organised Bees handed Jackett's side a second straight defeat following the 4-2 reverse at Derby on Sunday.

The Dominic Effect . . .
Wolves full back Dominic Iorfa, who went off injured, also earned a suspension, for his late tackle on James Tarkowski, his fifth booking of the season. He misses Saturday's home game with Middlesbrough.

Wolves heads coach Kenny Jackett told BBC Sport:

"There wasn't really any element of our game that we got right. Performance-wise, we didn't impose ourselves on them.

"Brentford started better. Their passing was crisp and sharp. They dominated midfield and we didn't work hard enough to close them down.

"We let them build up some momentum and they probably deserved their lead, even though it was a deflected goal."

Brentford interim manager Lee Carsley told BBC Sport:

"We played with energy and enthusiasm and, with that, comes confidence. Wolves are a club ready for the Premier League. That brings an expectancy that they should be beating teams like us.

"I've been on the other end of it, where a crowd can really lift a team but there's another side to that. They can also make it a bit jittery and that's what happened."

On the vacant managerial position: "I'm still making mistakes as we go. I enjoy the coaching and I obviously enjoy winning. It was fantastic.

"But I'm still of the same mindset. It's a great job for an experienced manager to come in and take the club into the Premier League."

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 26Martinez
  • 18IorfaBooked at 66minsSubstituted forDohertyat 78'minutes
  • 6Batth
  • 30Hause
  • 3Golbourne
  • 11McDonald
  • 16Coady
  • 7HenrySubstituted forvan La Parraat 54'minutes
  • 10Afobe
  • 20OjoSubstituted forPriceat 53'minutes
  • 29Le Fondre

Substitutes

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 12J Wallace
  • 17van La Parra
  • 19Price
  • 25Byrne
  • 48Enobakhare

Brentford

Formation 4-3-3

  • 27Button
  • 28Yennaris
  • 6Dean
  • 26TarkowskiBooked at 56mins
  • 3BidwellBooked at 14mins
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 12McCormackSubstituted forKerschbaumerat 78'minutes
  • 15WoodsSubstituted forCanosat 71'minutes
  • 19Swift
  • 8DjuricinSubstituted forHofmannat 75'minutes
  • 18Judge

Substitutes

  • 11Hofmann
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 21Vibe
  • 22O'Connell
  • 24Gogia
  • 47Canos
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
18,167

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Brentford 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Brentford 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by James Tarkowski with a headed pass.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Brentford 2. Philipp Hofmann (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Swift with a headed pass.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Philipp Hofmann (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Konstantin Kerschbaumer.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin McDonald with a cross following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by John Swift.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Swift (Brentford) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alan Judge with a headed pass.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by John Swift.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Sergi Canos (Brentford).

  13. Post update

    Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Konstantin Kerschbaumer replaces Alan McCormack.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty replaces Dominic Iorfa.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Swift (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Toumani Diagouraga.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Philipp Hofmann replaces Marco Djuricin.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton128401810828
2Birmingham127321911824
3Reading126421881022
4Hull12642178922
5Burnley126421712522
6Middlesbrough12633178921
7Derby12561169721
8Cardiff125521511420
9Sheff Wed124531615117
10QPR124441922-316
11Ipswich124441520-516
12Wolves124351717015
13Fulham123541817114
14Huddersfield123541214-214
15Brentford124261620-414
16Nottm Forest123451013-313
17Blackburn122641213-112
18Leeds122641116-512
19Preston122551013-311
20MK Dons123271216-411
21Bristol City122461522-710
22Charlton122461118-710
23Rotherham122371422-89
24Bolton12156919-108
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