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Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Brentford

Ross Wallace
Ross Wallace's first goal since 7 March earned Sheffield Wednesday the win

Sheffield Wednesday came from behind to beat Brentford and extend their unbeaten league run to six matches.

Nico Yennaris gave the Bees an early lead when his tame volley from the edge of the box beat Keiren Westwood.

Gary Hooper equalised against the run of play when he chipped the goalkeeper and poked in a rebound after John Egan's clearance struck the post.

Wednesday completed the comeback when Ross Wallace poked in Jordan Rhodes' pull-back and Wednesday held on to win.

Brentford, who are now without a win from their opening seven Championship matches, suffered a further blow as Henrik Dalsgaard left the pitch on a stretcher following a long stoppage.

Although their first away goal in the Championship this season owed more to a Westwood mistake, the Bees were good value for their lead, with Neal Maupay lively as they dominated the early stages.

But Daniel Bentley had to be alert to keep out Wallace's effort and Tom Lees' header in the first half and Kieran Lee's low angled drive after the break.

Hooper's third goal in three league games levelled things in slightly bizarre fashion before Rhodes kept a corner alive to find Wallace and make it 12 points from seven games for Wednesday, who are unbeaten since the opening weekend of the season.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal:

"We were a little lucky, just like Brentford were here last season when they won 2-1. I knew it would be a very difficult game as they are in a false position in the division.

"We are a team with a big heart and that's why we won today. In the first half, Brentford started better and had a couple of chances to add a second goal and it would have been very difficult for us.

"We took a bit of a risk and after we equalised, we corrected some tactical things in the second half and began to control the game."

Brentford boss Dean Smith:

"After the first half, we should have been walking off the pitch three goals up. We didn't take our chances, though, and we then had that sucker punch at the end of the first half.

"We have got to learn as a team, and a lack of nous has cost us the equaliser. We should have had the game sewn up.

"They started the second half better than we did and until they scored we huffed and puffed a little bit. We were then the better team again after they went in front and deserved to score another goal, but it wasn't to be. We have to keep believing in what we are doing."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Westwood
  • 2HuntBooked at 89mins
  • 15Lees
  • 4van Aken
  • 20Reach
  • 33Wallace
  • 3Jones
  • 5LeeBooked at 90mins
  • 10BannanSubstituted forPudilat 88'minutes
  • 9FletcherSubstituted forRhodesat 64'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14HooperSubstituted forButterfieldat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Rhodes
  • 8Butterfield
  • 16Palmer
  • 18Lucas João
  • 19Matias
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 36Pudil

Brentford

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Bentley
  • 22Dalsgaard
  • 14Egan
  • 29Barbet
  • 3Henry
  • 15Woods
  • 8YennarisSubstituted forShaibuat 85'minutes
  • 20ClarkeSubstituted forJozefzoonat 63'minutes
  • 19Sawyers
  • 11WatkinsSubstituted forMcEachranat 71'minutes
  • 9Maupay

Substitutes

  • 5Bjelland
  • 7Jozefzoon
  • 10McEachran
  • 12Mokotjo
  • 27Shaibu
  • 28Daniels
  • 31Chatzitheodoridis
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
23,536

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home16
Away16
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 2, Brentford 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 2, Brentford 1.

  3. Post update

    Neal Maupay (Brentford) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Tom Lees.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Yoann Barbet (Brentford).

  6. Post update

    Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  8. Post update

    Delay in match Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford) because of an injury.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Neal Maupay (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford).

  11. Post update

    Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Booking

    Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Booking

    Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Josh McEachran (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday).

  16. Booking

    Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Egan (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josh McEachran with a cross following a corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Daniel Pudil replaces Barry Bannan.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds75201421217
2Cardiff7511116516
3Sheff Utd750285315
4Wolves7421117414
5Preston733162412
6Sheff Wed733196312
7Ipswich6402108212
8Nottm Forest74031011-112
9Middlesbrough732273411
10QPR7322109111
11Derby6312107310
12Bristol City7241119210
13Norwich7223712-58
14Fulham61415417
15Hull6213121207
16Barnsley62138807
17Reading621356-17
18Aston Villa714279-27
19Millwall713310916
20Sunderland7124611-55
21Burton7124414-105
22Birmingham711539-64
23Brentford7034611-53
24Bolton7025414-102
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