Wolves ended Brentford's 19-game unbeaten run in League One to leapfrog them and go second in the table.

The first half lacked clear-cut chances, but Wolves had the lead just before the break when James Henry curled home Kevin McDonald's cut-back.

Adam Forshaw and Alan Judge both went close to bringing the Bees level with long-range efforts that went just wide.

But Michael Jacobs finished off a terrific Wolves counter-attack before striking the third into the top corner.

Brentford manager Mark Warburton tasted defeat for the first time since he took charge, as the morning leaders dropped from top spot to third, their loss compounded by Leyton Orient's victory over Swindon Town.

Brentford had edged the opening stages of the game at Griffin Park, but it was Wolves who had the first real opening of the match as Nouha Dicko fired straight at Brentford keeper David Button when through on goal.

After Carl Ikeme did well to stop a fine effort by Judge, Henry gave Wolves the initiative going into the break from McDonald's ball from the byline.

After half-time, Brentford piled pressure on the visitors, with Forshaw's strike deflecting just wide off Jack Price, before Judge was narrowly off target from 25 yards out.

However, Jacobs slid the ball underneath an oncoming Button against the run of play before striking from the edge of the area to seal his side's sixth successive win and hand Brentford their first loss in the league since 12 October.

Brentford manager Mark Warburton told BBC London 94.9:

"I think we lacked a bit of belief in the first half, we didn't play at our tempo and both teams gave each other too much respect initially.

"Despite going a goal down at half-time, we were confident.

"For the first half an hour of the second half we were good but not very good. We lacked a bit of quality in the final third and we didn't take care of the ball

"I don't think it should have been 3-0 but we have to learn from this.

"The message to the players was remember that horrible feeling right now, we don't want it again and learn what we can do better as a team."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Brentford

  • 27 Button
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 12 McCormack
  • 08 Douglas
  • 05 Craig
  • 06 Dean
  • 18 Judge Booked
  • 04 Forshaw
  • 29 Trotta Booked
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 17 Saville (Grigg - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Lee
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 11 Grigg
  • 15 Dallas
  • 22 Reeves
  • 26 Tarkowski
  • 28 Yennaris

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • 13 Ikeme
  • 18 Ricketts
  • 26 Golbourne
  • 11 McDonald (Davis - 87' )
  • 05 Stearman
  • 06 Batth
  • 07 Henry Booked (Edwards - 72' )
  • 19 Price
  • 40 Dicko (McAlinden - 84' )
  • 10 Sako
  • 27 Jacobs

Substitutes

  • 02 Doherty
  • 04 Edwards
  • 08 Davis
  • 14 Evans
  • 20 McAlinden
  • 23 Ebanks-Landell
  • 31 McCarey
Ref: Iain Williamson
Att: 11,309

Match Stats

Shots

10 11

On target

2 8

Corners

10 3

Fouls

12 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Brentford 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3.

90:00 +4:25 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Brentford 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3.

90:00 +2:48

Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:48

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

90:00 +1:31

Foul by David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

90:00 +1:31

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:12

Foul by David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

90:00 +1:12

Adam Forshaw (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:33

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

90:00 +0:33

Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:49

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.

87:33

Attempt saved. William Grigg (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

86:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. David Davis replaces Kevin McDonald.

85:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. William Grigg replaces George Saville.

85:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3. Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Scott Golbourne.

84:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Liam McAlinden replaces Nouha Dicko.

80:17

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

80:17

Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:58

Attempt missed. George Saville (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

75:31

Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

75:00

Adam Forshaw (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:55

Foul by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

73:43

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Danny Batth.

71:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. David Edwards replaces James Henry.

71:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nouha Dicko.

69:10

Attempt missed. Jake Bidwell (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

67:52

Attempt saved. Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

66:47

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

65:49

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by James Henry.

64:45 Booking

Booking Marcello Trotta (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

61:31

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Richard Stearman.

61:25

Attempt blocked. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

57:38

Attempt missed. Tony Craig (Brentford) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

57:09

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jack Price.

56:11

Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

56:11

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:18

Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

54:18

Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53:19

Attempt missed. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

52:38

Foul by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).

52:38

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:03

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

50:22

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

50:22

James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:09

Attempt blocked. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

49:30

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

49:30

James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:26

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Tony Craig.

45:00

Second Half begins Brentford 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

45:00 +2:10 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Brentford 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

45:00 +0:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner.

42:41

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.

41:24

Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

40:22

George Saville (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:22

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

39:52 Booking

Booking Alan Judge (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

39:11 Booking

Booking James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

38:13

Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38:13

Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

36:42

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Richard Stearman.

34:51

Hand ball by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).

32:41

Foul by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).

32:41

Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:09

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:09

Foul by Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

31:24

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.

30:43

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Danny Batth.

30:33

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

29:50

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

29:50

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:45

Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

26:39

Foul by George Saville (Brentford).

26:39

Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:25

Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).

23:25

Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:51

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Danny Batth.

20:54

Foul by Tony Craig (Brentford).

20:54

Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:16

Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

16:01

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by David Button.

15:41

Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

14:02

Foul by Marcello Trotta (Brentford).

14:02

Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:48

Attempt blocked. George Saville (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

11:41

Hand ball by Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

11:26

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:26

Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

10:49

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

10:49

Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:30

Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

8:34

Attempt missed. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

4:41

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

4:41

Adam Forshaw (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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