Brentford 1-4 Wolves: Frank’s side within four points of drop zone after hefty defeat

Keen to pick up points against an impressive Wolves side in their penultimate fixture of 2023, Thomas Frank’s Brentford welcomed the Molineux-based outfit to the Gtech Community Stadium on Wednesday evening.

BRE: Flekken; Ghoddos, Pinnock, Collins, Roerslev; Janet, Nørgaard, Yarmoliuk; Lewis-Potter, Maupay, Wissa

WOL: Sá; Toti, Bueno, Kilman; Aït-Nouri, Lemina, João Gomes, Semedo; Cunha, Sarabia; Hwang

A frenetic four-minute window at the start of the first half saw the opening three goals of this Premier League fixture, as Mario Lemina nodded home from Pablo Sarabia’s cross – and Hwang Hee-chan doubled Wolves’ lead just twelve seconds after the restart.

Brentford would find a response soon after though through Yoane Wissa, who slammed a strike past Jose Sá as he latched onto Neal Maupay’s ball over the top of the defence.

But before the half-hour mark, Brentford’s defence seemed to switch off again to allow Hwang to slot past a dejected Mark Flekken and restore Wolves’ two-goal advantage register his tenth goal of the campaign.

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Despite a flurry of opportunities that could have seen Thomas Frank’s Brentford narrow the gap, it was Jean-Ricner Bellegarde who brought an end to Wolves’ goalscoring exploits late in the second half as Brentford succumb to a sixth defeat in their last seven outings.