Brentford have stepped up their bid for promotion to the Sky Bet Championship after an important 2-1 win over Bournemouth at Brentford Community Stadium.
Dominic Solanke – who was denied the opening goal within 40 seconds of kick-off – gave Bournemouth the lead his energetic start deserved (25), before a powerful header from Henrik Dalsgaard restored parity in West London at the break (37).
There was a noticeably lower tempo approach on both sides after the break, but it was Thomas Frank’s men who managed to force a late winner when winger Bryan Mbeumo located substitute Tariqe Fosu, who ran away. closely led (79).
Brentford pass over Swansea – who will face Reading later tonight – in second after their 16th game in all competitions without a defeat, while the Cherries sit in fourth, with a match underway against many teams around them. them.
Man of the Match – Mathias Jensen
Keith Andrews of Sky Sports …
“He was exceptional. He did it well simple and with the level of quality on the football field, he shone in terms of technical ability. A brilliant performance.”
The two teams will be next in action on Saturday January 2nd. Brentford will host Bristol City at Brentford Community Stadium at 3 p.m., while Bournemouth travel to bet365 Stadium to face Stoke at 7.45 p.m., live on Sky Sports Football.