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.Embed from Getty Images
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.