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Brentford 5-0 Sheffield Wednesday: Thomas Frank says Bees are 'scarily good'

Thomas Frank
Thomas Frank's Brentford have scored the joint-most goals in the Championship this season - 64 along with West Bromwich Albion

Brentford manager Thomas Frank described his side as "scary" after they thrashed Sheffield Wednesday 5-0 in the Championship.

Goals from Josh Dasilva, Emiliano Marcondes and Bryan Mbeumo put Brentford 3-0 up at the end of an opening period that saw them have over 80% of possession.

They were equally stunning in the second half, sealing a first league win since beating Middlesbrough on 8 February through Dasilva's second and Tariqe Fosu's late strike.

"We know when we are bang on it, that we are a really, really big threat. What we've got right this season is that our defending's even better." Frank told BBC Radio London.

The Bees opened the scoring when Dasilva's left-footed shot went through the legs of Cameron Dawson to give the hosts an early lead.

A Mbeumo corner found Marcondes who produced a stunning 25-yard right-footed strike to double their lead on 18 minutes.

And Mbuemo's goal on half time ensured Wednesday, who suffered a ninth defeat in 14 league games, went into the break 3-0 down for the second consecutive league outing.

Josh Dasilva's brace for Brentford in their win against Sheffield Wednesday ended a run of 18 games without scoring, going back to his hat-trick against Luton in November
Josh Dasilva's brace for Brentford in their win against Sheffield Wednesday ended a run of 18 games without scoring, going back to his hat-trick against Luton in November

The Bees returned from the break full of confidence and took advantage of a long spell of possession with Dasilva getting their fourth from 10 yards out.

Fosu made it five in the 82nd minute, after driving a low shot into the bottom corner thanks to an assist from Said Benrahma.

Afterwards, though, it was Brentford's defenders who attracted special praise from 43-year-old Frank.

"The big headline today was the desire to defend," he said.

"I know that sounds crazy when we won 5-0, but we know that we try to play attractive, offensive football and we try to dominate the matches.

"When we got on top of the game and created chances we were scary. But, we conceded too many goals in February, so today was a big, big thing. [The players] defended with their lives."

Brentford are now fourth in the Championship on 60 points, with Garry Monk's Wednesday 15th on 48 points.

The defeat means Sheffield Wednesday have won just once in the Championship since beating Leeds 2-0 at Elland Road on 11 January.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"There are very few times I'm lost for words. It's inexcusable. Once again, [there were] ridiculous goals against us. I felt we were hiding today.

"That's been the problem for quite a long period now. I'm very embarrassed.

"It's very tough to take, and for the fans behind the goal. I feel very sorry for them at this moment in time.

"I'm completely sorry to the fans. I've always tried to give everything and unfortunately we aren't getting the responses needed. I'm not a quitter."

Line-ups

Brentford

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Raya
  • 22Dalsgaard
  • 23Jeanvier
  • 5Pinnock
  • 3Henry
  • 17Marcondes
  • 6NørgaardSubstituted forBaptisteat 78'minutes
  • 14DasilvaSubstituted forValencia Castilloat 84'minutes
  • 19MbeumoSubstituted forFosu-Henryat 79'minutes
  • 11Watkins
  • 10Benrahma

Substitutes

  • 16Valencia Castillo
  • 21Dervisoglu
  • 24Fosu-Henry
  • 26Baptiste
  • 28Daniels
  • 32Racic
  • 35Rasmussen

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 25Dawson
  • 2Palmer
  • 27Iorfa
  • 15Lees
  • 3Fox
  • 14Murphy
  • 8Pelupessy
  • 10BannanBooked at 35mins
  • 38Da CruzSubstituted forForestieriat 45'minutes
  • 47WindassSubstituted forWickhamat 45'minutes
  • 9FletcherBooked at 50minsSubstituted forK Harrisat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7K Harris
  • 17Nuhiu
  • 19Wickham
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 29Hunt
  • 44Urhoghide
  • 45Forestieri
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
12,273

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 5, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 5, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Ethan Pinnock.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Brentford).

  6. Post update

    Joey Pelupessy (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Rico Henry.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Watkins (Brentford).

  9. Post update

    Joey Pelupessy (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Emiliano Marcondes (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. César Joel Valencia Castillo replaces Josh Dasilva.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford).

  13. Post update

    Kadeem Harris (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Brentford 5, Sheffield Wednesday 0. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Rico Henry.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jacob Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Henrik Dalsgaard.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Tariqe Fosu-Henry replaces Bryan Mbeumo.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Shandon Baptiste replaces Christian Nørgaard.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds37218856302671
2West Brom371913564372770
3Fulham371810952381464
4Brentford371791164333160
5Nottm Forest371612948381060
6Preston37168135045556
7Bristol City371510125153-255
8Millwall37131594440454
9Cardiff37131595250254
10Blackburn3614111152421053
11Swansea371314104645153
12QPR37148155862-450
13Reading37139154642448
14Derby361212124649-348
15Sheff Wed37139154649-348
16Birmingham371211144857-947
17Stoke37126194955-642
18Huddersfield37119174558-1342
19Middlesbrough37914143747-1041
20Wigan371011163850-1241
21Hull37118184963-1441
22Charlton37109184454-1039
23Luton37105224371-2835
24Barnsley37810194262-2034
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