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Sheffield Wednesday 4-0 Brentford

Gary Hooper
Gary Hooper has scored 10 goals for Sheffield Wednesday this season

Gary Hooper scored his eighth goal in seven games as Sheffield Wednesday eased to victory over 10-man Brentford.

Yoann Barbet was sent off early on for bringing down Hooper when he was through on goal, before Fernando Forestieri headed the hosts in front.

Hooper struck a powerful half-volley past David Button to double the lead, and Kieran Lee slotted in a third from close range before the break.

Lucas Joao fired in a fourth late on, as the Owls moved fifth in the table.

Brentford are 13th in the Championship, and have now failed to win in three league games.

Carlos Carvalhal's side could have won by a much larger margin, but they almost went behind early on when Keiren Westwood was forced to save from Bees midfielder Alan Judge.

Barbet's sending off, the first of his senior career, allowed Wednesday to dominate the game, with Forestieri and Aiden McGeady going close to adding further goals in the second half.

Wednesday have now earned more points than any other team from their past 10 Championship games, having taken 23 out of a possible 30 over that period.

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal:

"I think that the red card was was clear, as Hooper was through on goal, one on one.

"Even though they were down to 10 men, we prepared very well, explored our spaces, moved the ball and changed the speed.

"More important to me was the transition, the way we worked when we lost the ball. We were organised enough not to give Brentford opportunities."

Brentford manager Dean Smith:

"For me, I don't believe the referee can make the decision. I think he guessed. He's directly behind it, 40 yards away. I thought it was a poor decision.

"I don't think Gary Hooper has the ball under control. He's gone down easily.

"They've got really good players going forward, but we always felt we had a game-plan. Unfortunately, this changed after six or seven minutes."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Westwood
  • 32Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 23Sasso
  • 36Pudil
  • 33WallaceSubstituted forMcGuganat 74'minutes
  • 20Lee
  • 41Bannan
  • 45Forestieri
  • 14HooperSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 80'minutes
  • 9NuhiuSubstituted forMcGeadyat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Turner
  • 6Semedo
  • 10McGugan
  • 12Bennett
  • 18Lucas João
  • 34Price
  • 37McGeady

Brentford

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 27Button
  • 2Colin
  • 6Dean
  • 29BarbetBooked at 5mins
  • 3Bidwell
  • 17KerschbaumerSubstituted forO'Connellat 8'minutes
  • 15Woods
  • 47CanosSubstituted forSaundersat 45'minutes
  • 18Judge
  • 28YennarisSubstituted forMcEachranat 82'minutes
  • 11Hofmann

Substitutes

  • 4MacLeod
  • 7Saunders
  • 10McEachran
  • 16Bonham
  • 19Swift
  • 21Vibe
  • 22O'Connell
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
20,921

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 4, Brentford 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 4, Brentford 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jack O'Connell (Brentford).

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 4, Brentford 0. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jack Hunt.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by David Button.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Lucas João.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Barry Bannan.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Josh McEachran replaces Nico Yennaris.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Lucas João replaces Gary Hooper.

  13. Post update

    Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford).

  15. Post update

    Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Lewis McGugan tries a through ball, but Fernando Forestieri is caught offside.

  16. Post update

    Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Sam Saunders (Brentford).

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Lewis McGugan replaces Ross Wallace.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Sam Saunders (Brentford).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull30185747192859
2Middlesbrough29176639162357
3Burnley311511548262256
4Brighton301511440301056
5Sheff Wed311411649331653
6Derby311312640271351
7Birmingham3113993830848
8Ipswich3113994039148
9Cardiff31111373833546
10Nottm Forest31101293127442
11Preston31101292929042
12Wolves311010114042-240
13Brentford31117134248-640
14QPR31912103738-139
15Reading31910123333037
16Leeds30812102934-536
17Huddersfield3198144244-235
18Fulham30711124750-332
19Blackburn29613102527-231
20MK Dons3187162542-1731
21Bristol City31710142748-2131
22Rotherham3175193655-1926
23Charlton31510162656-3025
24Bolton31412153052-2224
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