Wolves vs Brentford: Premier League drama continues with Wolves taking on Brentford. Brentford are the newly-promoted side to Premier League while Wolves have made a rock-solid name for themselves in recent times.
Wolves have won three of their last four league games against Brentford, winning 3-0 at Molineux in their last such meeting in January 2018.
Penalty Kick for Brentford in the opening minutes of the game. Toney and Marcal indulged in a spot of grabbling in the area, as they awaited the corner kick, so the VAR shows it’s a penalty. Wolves GK Jose Sa was booked for his protests about the award of Brentford’s penalty.
Brentford leads. Toney stepping up fearlessly to slot the penalty he earned beyond the despairing dive of Sa, giving the Bees an unexpected advantage.
Brentford were nearly two up via a backheel from Toney. A loose ball in the area straight into an empty net. But there are claims of a handball in the build-up. VAR proves it and it was a handball.
Adama Traore came very close to equalize. He rattles a thunderbolt off the bar from 20 yards, after Jimenez latches on to Sa’s long ball from the back and plays his forward colleague in.
Wolves are falling, Brentford are two up before halftime. The game is going end to end now, and Mbeumo could not fail to tuck in a sitter from close range after a precise low cross from Toney on the right. A superb assist and the front two combine to put their team two goals ahead!
Wolves get a lifeline after Brentford midfielder Shandon Baptiste was shown a red card. He rugby-tacked Trincao to the turf shortly after receiving his first yellow card. The Bees were down to only 10 men!
Some last minutes attack of desperation from the Wolves team. A golden opportunity to pull one back in the 87th minute as Traore finally gets his delivery right – whipping in a delicious cross for Jimenez, who heads just past from close range. Surely this was just not Wolves’ day.
Neves in the stoppage time could have gotten a consolation goal but his trademark long-distance attempt was just over the bar, having been played in by Kilman. Possibly the final chance for Wolves.
Brentford deserved the win, as they rode out a brief early flurry from Wolves to secure a precious three points at Molineux. Ivan Toney reigned supreme with his composure under pressure and involvement across the finals third, making him a prime candidate for man of the match.
On the other hand, the home side were toothless even against 10 men, and they are floundering near the foot of the table having lost four of their first five games of the season.
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