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Brentford 0-3 Wolves

Michael Jacobs

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.

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Post-match: Bees boss Warburton

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."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 24Bidwell
  • 12McCormack
  • 8Douglas
  • 5Craig
  • 6Dean
  • 18JudgeBooked at 40mins
  • 4Forshaw
  • 29TrottaBooked at 65mins
  • 9Donaldson
  • 17SavilleSubstituted forGriggat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 2O'Connor
  • 11Grigg
  • 15Dallas
  • 22Reeves
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 28Yennaris

Wolves

  • 13Ikeme
  • 18Ricketts
  • 26Golbourne
  • 11McDonaldSubstituted forDavisat 87'minutes
  • 5Stearman
  • 6Batth
  • 7HenryBooked at 40minsSubstituted forEdwardsat 72'minutes
  • 19Price
  • 40DickoSubstituted forMcAlindenat 84'minutes
  • 10Sako
  • 27Jacobs

Substitutes

  • 2Doherty
  • 4Edwards
  • 8Davis
  • 14Evans
  • 20McAlinden
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 31McCarey
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
11,309

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3.

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

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Foul by David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

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

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. David Davis replaces Kevin McDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. William Grigg replaces George Saville.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Liam McAlinden replaces Nouha Dicko.

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

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

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

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

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

Foul by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Danny Batth.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. David Edwards replaces James Henry.

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.

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

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

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

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by James Henry.

Booking

Marcello Trotta (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Richard Stearman.

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

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.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jack Price.

Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

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

Foul by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient33207666323467
2Wolves31207454203467
3Brentford31206554312366
4Preston321612443301360
5Rotherham31169655401557
6Peterborough311641151411052
7Walsall32121193731647
8Swindon32136134943645
9MK Dons32127134644243
10Port Vale32134154449-543
11Bradford3291494338541
12Gillingham33115174255-1338
13Coventry31138105956337
14Oldham32107153644-837
15Carlisle32106163754-1736
16Colchester29811103638-235
17Sheff Utd3098133238-635
18Tranmere3298153855-1735
19Crawley2681083135-434
20Crewe3297163761-2434
21Bristol City33614134755-832
22Shrewsbury32710153143-1231
23Notts County3393214255-1330
24Stevenage3074192850-2225
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