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Brentford 3-1 Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers dejected at Brentford
Bolton were 3-0 behind within 36 minutes at Griffin Park against Brentford

Bolton could be relegated to League One on Saturday after they were beaten by Brentford at Griffin Park.

Lasse Vibe netted a first-half double for the Bees which followed a Nico Yennaris close-range finish to make the result all but secure by half-time.

Zach Clough scored a second-half consolation from the penalty spot for the Trotters after Alan McCormack was penalised for a foul.

Bolton are 17 points from safety with six games remaining in the season.

Defeat for Bolton extended their dreadful sequence of no away wins in a year and means defeat at Derby at the weekend will spell relegation for Wanderers.

A second win in as many games for Brentford lifted them 12 points clear of the bottom three.

Alan Judge was the creator of the home side's first chance when he almost looped a cross from the right over Ben Amos, but struck the bar.

The midfielder provided a pinpoint cross from Vibe's second goal with a header, which was the Denmark striker's third goal in two games.

Brentford manager Dean Smith:

"If you'd said to me three weeks ago that we'd have two wins on the spin at Nottingham Forest and again here, I'd have bitten your hand off.

"It means we can go to Ipswich on Saturday and try to make it three wins in a row and then we can be looking at a top 10 finish.

"I wanted more goals but with the run of form we've been on I wanted a result and that was the most important thing."

Bolton caretaker manager Jimmy Phillips:

"We have to give the supporters something to cheer about rather than give them the kind of displays we gave in the first half tonight.

"In the second half we were more competitive and we always say we have to compete before we can play.

"Before the break we were nowhere near as competitive as we needed to be."

Line-ups

Brentford

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 27Button
  • 2ColinSubstituted forClarkeat 85'minutes
  • 6Dean
  • 29Barbet
  • 3Bidwell
  • 12McCormack
  • 28Yennaris
  • 15Woods
  • 18Judge
  • 7SaundersSubstituted forCanosat 69'minutes
  • 21VibeSubstituted forHoganat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hogan
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 22O'Connell
  • 24Gogia
  • 36Clarke
  • 47Canos

Bolton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Amos
  • 48Maher
  • 15Derik
  • 36FinneySubstituted forWheaterat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 3Moxey
  • 30WoolerySubstituted forSamizadehat 85'minutes
  • 17Trotter
  • 21PratleyBooked at 86mins
  • 42WalkerSubstituted forDannsat 52'minutes
  • 6VelaBooked at 71mins
  • 10CloughBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 13Rachubka
  • 18Danns
  • 19Heskey
  • 25Wilson
  • 27Twardzik
  • 31Wheater
  • 43Samizadeh
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
9,062

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home17
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away20

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 3, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Trotter.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Yoann Barbet (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alan Judge.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alan Judge following a set piece situation.

  6. Post update

    Scott Hogan (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Derik (Bolton Wanderers).

  8. Booking

    David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

  11. Post update

    Nico Yennaris (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harlee Dean (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Bidwell with a cross following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Josh Vela.

  15. Booking

    Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Alex Samizadeh replaces Kaiyne Woolery.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Josh Clarke replaces Maxime Colin.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley402114563333077
2Middlesbrough39237954252976
3Brighton402015556381875
4Hull392091054272769
5Sheff Wed401814859372268
6Derby401813956371967
7Cardiff40161595142963
8Ipswich401612124644260
9Birmingham391511134339456
10Preston401414123938156
11QPR401216125047352
12Wolves401313144852-452
13Reading391312144544151
14Brentford39147185460-649
15Leeds391115133948-948
16Blackburn401113163940-146
17Nottm Forest401113163541-646
18Huddersfield40129195257-545
19Fulham401014166166-544
20Bristol City401111184163-2244
21Rotherham40127214764-1743
22MK Dons40910213455-2137
23Charlton40812203670-3436
24Bolton40414223772-3526
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