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Brentford 3-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

John Swift
Brentford midfielder John Swift has scored six goals this season

John Swift scored twice for Brentford as the Bees stretched Wolves' winless run to seven matches.

Wolves almost took the lead when Nathan Byrne latched on to Bjorn Sigurdarson's cross, but David Button saved.

Brentford fought back as Alan Judge hit the outside of the post from long range before Swift's deflected shot put the hosts in front before half-time.

Sergi Canos found Brentford's second from an acute angle before Swift stabbed in a second from close range.

Prior to Swift and Canos extending the hosts' lead, Kevin McDonald could have forced an equaliser for Wolves when he drove a shot from 20 yards that forced Button into a fine low save.

Brentford, who came into the game on the back of a winless run of three matches, moved up three places to 11th in the Championship.

Wolves slip to 15th with their last three points coming in their 3-2 win against Fulham on 12 January.

Brentford manager Dean Smith:

"It was a really good performance matched by the result and a clean sheet too. We wanted to start on the front foot with three ball carriers and I thought we did that.

"We have conceded sloppy goals in previous weeks from our point of view so this will give the lads a lot of confidence. We won't rest on our laurels though because it's tough every week in this league."

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett:

"The games come thick and fast and we need to make it more competitive and closer than today because by the end they were three goals better than us.

"It wasn't a good feeling on the side and we didn't get anything out of the game. We have difficult games coming up and need to find resolve and character to change things around."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 28Yennaris
  • 6Dean
  • 22O'Connell
  • 3Bidwell
  • 15Woods
  • 10McEachranSubstituted forKerschbaumerat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 47CanosSubstituted forSaundersat 76'minutes
  • 18Judge
  • 19Swift
  • 8DjuricinSubstituted forVibeat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Saunders
  • 11Hofmann
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 21Vibe
  • 29Barbet
  • 36Clarke

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 6Batth
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 30Hause
  • 17van La ParraSubstituted forLe Fondreat 63'minutes
  • 16Coady
  • 11McDonaldBooked at 71mins
  • 25ByrneSubstituted forSavilleat 62'minutes
  • 10Mason
  • 22Sigurdarson

Substitutes

  • 8Saville
  • 15Rowe
  • 18Iorfa
  • 19Price
  • 26Martinez
  • 29Le Fondre
  • 35Hunte
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
8,769

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 3, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Mason (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

  4. Booking

    Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford).

  6. Post update

    Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack O'Connell (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Saunders with a cross.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Bidwell (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lasse Vibe.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jack O'Connell (Brentford).

  12. Post update

    Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Lasse Vibe replaces Marco Djuricin.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by John Swift.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kortney Hause.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Konstantin Kerschbaumer replaces Josh McEachran.

  17. Post update

    David Button (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Sam Saunders replaces Sergi Canos.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Björn Sigurdarson.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull32196748192963
2Burnley331711551262562
3Middlesbrough31187642172561
4Brighton331612545341160
5Sheff Wed331412750351554
6Derby321412643281554
7Birmingham3214993930951
8Cardiff33121384337649
9Preston33121293230248
10Ipswich32139104040048
11Brentford33127144651-543
12Nottm Forest321012103128342
13QPR33914103940-141
14Reading321010123433140
15Wolves331010134046-640
16Huddersfield33109144445-139
17Leeds32814103035-538
18Fulham33812135154-336
19Blackburn30713102827134
20Bristol City33810152952-2334
21MK Dons3388172645-1932
22Rotherham3375213658-2226
23Bolton33413163154-2325
24Charlton33510182761-3425
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