FROM GTECH NEIGHBORHOOD ARENA – Brentford saw off west London competitors Fulham to offer themselves momentum in the race for Europe.
The 2 neighbours on the River Thames have actually become authentic competitors for Europa League or Europa Conference League football, with Thomas Frank’s males out-schooling Marco Silva’s on a bitter Monday night.
Brentford’s very first half-sight of objective came within the opening 2 minutes when Ivan Toney dropped deep and let fly from 25 lawns, requiring Bernd Leno to a low conserve to his right.
one minute later on, they need to have remained in front. Mathias Jensen’s smart free-kick set Rico Henry racing down the left, and he put a cross on a plate for Bryan Mbeumo, who in some way missed out on the target from simple lawns out.
The Cameroon worldwide was then prevented by Leno minutes later on when one on one with the German as the Bees’ exceptionally quick begin continued.
And they took the lead after 6 minutes. Fulham stopped working to clear a corner, with the ball being up to Aaron Hickey on the edge of package. He rotated and fired throughout to Ethan Pinnock, whose shot from simply inside package deflected in off Tim Ream.
After a peaceful middle duration of the very first half, Toney got fans off their seats when his driven free-kick clipped the top of the crossbar.
Fulham discovered a leveller out of nearly absolutely nothing prior to the break. A free-kick from Andreas Pereira on the very edge of the Brentford box rattled the post, and Manor Solomon responded quickest to head in the rebound, scoring for his 5th video game in a row.
Just after the period, Brentford were granted a charge when Issa Diop kicked Christian Norgaard’s foot when attempting to protect a long throw-in from Mathias Jensen. Toney stepped up and scored from the area, preserving his ideal charge record for the Bees.
The talismanic striker then almost included a 3rd for Brentford when he attempted to lob Leno from simply inside the Fulham half, with his adventurous effort landing on top of the web.
The hosts sealed the points with 5 minutes staying. Fulham replacement Cedric Soares hoofed a loose ball in reverse and directly to Toney, who insinuated Kevin Schade, weaving his method past Antonee Robinson to tee up Jensen at the near post.
Fulham did pull one back deep into 8 minutes of blockage time when a speculative strike from Pereira was punched away by David Raya, just for Carlos Vinicius to come in and score the rebound, however that was the last kick of the video game.
Ninth-positioned Brentford are now simply 2 points behind Fulham in seventh however with 2 video games in hand – if they’re actually dreaming, they’re 7 of fourth-placed Tottenham with that exact same deficit of matches to comprise.
GK: David Raya – 5/10 – Swept up well and declared a number of crosses. Should most likely have actually done much better with Fulham’s 2nd objective.
RB: Aaron Hickey – 7/10 – Grabbed a help and was a possession moving forward. Had to respond sharp to attempt and keep Solomon peaceful.
CB: Ethan Pinnock – 8/10 – A big little bit of fortune about his objective however hi, they all count. He and Mee kept Mitrovic under covers.
CB: Ben Mee – 7/10 – A relatively relentless source of blocks and deals with.
POUND: Rico Henry – 7/10 – Stretched have fun with his rate and width.
CM: Christian Norgaard – 7/10 – Reliable as ever in the middle of the park, sweeping up play easily.
CM: Mathias Jensen – 8/10 – His switches of play and long tosses distressed Fulham, eventually resulting in Toney’s charge. A terrific run for the clincher.
RM: Bryan Mbeumo – 6/10 – Somehow wasn’t the one to break the deadlock. A bit fortunate those misses out on didn’t return to haunt him.
AM: Mikkel Damsgaard – 7/10 – A surprise starter who took advantage of it, dropping into main midfield when required and driving at Fulham. Only acne was handing out the free-kick which caused Solomon’s equaliser.
LM: Yoane Wissa – 6/10 – Struggled to regularly get on the ball. Swapped locations with Toney sometimes however his colleagues stopped working to select his runs.
CF: Ivan Toney – 9/10 – Put in significant work at both ends and Fulham could not handle him. Nerves of steel from the area based on, his 22nd effective charge in a row.
Vitaly Janelt (76′ for Damsgaard) – 7/10
Kevin Schade (76′ for Wissa) – 8/10
Josh Dasilva (90′ for Mbeumo) – N/A
Mads Roerslev (90′ for Hickey) – N/A
Thomas Frank – 8/10 – Brentford were ruthlessly effective in both boxes, blitzing Fulham when they required to.
GK: Bernd Leno – 6/10 – Made a couple of good conserves, especially amidst Brentford’s quick start.
RB: Kenny Tete – 6/10 – Galloped up and down the ideal flank with steady interest.
CB: Issa Diop – 4/10 – The charge was soft, however it was still an awkward obstacle for Diop to make.
CB: Tim Ream – 5/10 – Pinnock’s objective came off the American and while there’s not a lot he might have done about it, he did look his 35 years of age.
POUND: Antonee Robinson – 5/10 – Like Tete provided excellent width for Fulham, however was put in a spin-dryer by Schade late on.
CM: Harrison Reed – 6/10 – Probably the calmest head in an aggressive midfield fight that Brentford sometimes mored than happy to deliver.
CM: Sasa Lukic – 4/10 – A more skilled referee than Anthony Taylor would have appropriately sent out Lukic off for 2 negative fouls in the very first half.
RM: Willian – 5/10 – Wound up when choices didn’t go his method. Notably reserved for diving.
AM: Andreas Pereira – 4/10 – Too frequently attempted to sign up with Mitrovic as another striker when he required to get on the ball in much deeper or broader locations rather.
LM: Manor Solomon – 7/10 – Fulham’s finest gamer without a doubt. Now scored in 5 video games running and was a threat to the Bees.
CF: Aleksandar Mitrovic – 4/10 – Offered really bit. Gobbled up by Pinnock and Mee.
Harry Wilson (75′ for Solomon) – 5/10
Bobby De Cordova-Reid (75′ for Lukic) – 5/10
Cedric Soares (83′ for Tete) – 3/10
Carlos Vinicius (83′ for Willian) – 6/10
Marco Silva – 4/10 – Fulham did not have intent on the ball, which Brentford mored than happy to let them have.