Brentford 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday: Bees back in the top six with victory over Owls

first_imgThey took the lead midway through the first half after Sam Hutchinson gave away a needless penalty, hauling back Lewis Macleod as he tried to run onto a throw in.Bees’ top scorer Maupay thumped his third of the season past Cameron Dawson to give the hosts the start they wanted.The hosts stretched their advantage just after the hour mark, Maupay racing clear from his own half before drawing the keeper and squaring for Watkins to stroke home from 12 yards.It was all Brentford in the opening half but the final ball lacked the quality to unlock a resolute Wednesday back four. 2 whoops 2 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update latest England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury smart causal Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack At the other end Canos was equally guilty of wasteful finishing when he worked himself into acres of space from a corner only to fire well wide.Brentford fizzed the ball around well but looked slightly sloppy at times as Wednesday hung in there to make the second half an interesting affair.After the break they tightened their grip and could have run in six or seven as the hapless Owls were left chasing shadows.Canos was guilty of a handful of misses or denied by Dawson and Watkins, played in by Maupay, was thwarted by the keeper from close range after 53 minutes. possible standings Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Brentford continued their impressive start to the Championship season with a comfortable 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.Goals in each half from Neal Maupay and Ollie Watkins kept up the free-passing Bees’ unbeaten start to the season in a one-sided affair at Griffin Park. Watkins was a constant threat on both flanks and forced a save from Dawson after cutting in from the left to fire in a rasping low drive which the keeper stopped at the second attempt.Sergi Canos burst clear just before the half-hour mark and cut in from the left but his 20-yard strike was saved by Dawson at the foot of his near post.The Owls’ first effort of a one-sided first half came when Barry Bannan raced onto a loose ball but blazed his first-time drive high and wide.Wednesday striker Marco Matias should have given his side a foothold in the game just before the break when he raced onto a Bannan through ball but fired his shot straight at the onrushing Daniel Bentley. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal Latest Premier League News revealed predicted Watkins should have made it three after 74 minutes when he charged in from the left but opted to curl past the far post instead of squaring for substitute Said Benrahma arriving fast at the back post.Brentford resisted Wednesday’s physical approach, which almost reaped rewards when Matias hooked a rare effort just over the bar late on, but that was all they really had to offer all afternoon.It was Algeria international Benrahma who almost saved the best until the very last minute, dummying a through ball and running onto it before seeing his low drive palmed wide by the keeper. gameday cracker How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT impact ALTERED Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes gameday England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? possible standings How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? silverware Brentford manager Dean Smith celebrates no dice BEST OF REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade NEW ERA Ollie Watkins celebrates scoring for Brentford Most Popular Football Newslast_img

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