Championship
Sheff Wed4Brentford0

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:

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Smith on Sheff Wed v Brentford

"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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 4, Brentford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 4, Brentford 0.

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

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

Foul by Jack O'Connell (Brentford).

Hand ball by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

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.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by David Button.

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.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Josh McEachran replaces Nico Yennaris.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Lucas João replaces Gary Hooper.

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

Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford).

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

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

Foul by Sam Saunders (Brentford).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Lewis McGugan replaces Ross Wallace.

Hand ball by Sam Saunders (Brentford).

Foul by Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Attempt missed. Aiden McGeady (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ross Wallace following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Nico Yennaris.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Aiden McGeady replaces Atdhe Nuhiu.

Offside, Brentford. Alan Judge tries a through ball, but Sam Saunders is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Sam Saunders (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nico Yennaris.

Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jake Bidwell.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Philipp Hofmann (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Attempt missed. Nico Yennaris (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Maxime Colin.

Attempt saved. Sam Saunders (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Philipp Hofmann.

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Sheffield Wednesday 3, Brentford 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Sam Saunders replaces Sergi Canos.

Half Time

First Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, Brentford 0.

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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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