Championship
Sheff WedSheffield Wednesday1BrentfordBrentford2
Harlee Dean
Harlee Dean gave Brentford a 2-0 lead before half-time

Goals from John Egan and Harlee Dean helped Brentford beat Championship play-off hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday.

Egan gave the Bees a deserved lead, heading in past Owls keeper Kieren Westwood from Ryan Woods' free-kick.

Dean then doubled the advantage from another set-piece before the break, heading home from Jota's corner.

Fernando Forestieri curled in for the hosts from 25 yards out in second-half added time, but the Owls could not find an equaliser.

Bees keeper Dan Bentley had twice denied Forestieri earlier on, diving low to keep out the Italian's shot after Sam Winnall had seen an effort blocked, before making an acrobatic save to keep out a free-kick.

Forestieri had a penalty appeal turned away, while Jordan Rhodes also had an effort cleared off the line and Steven Fletcher headed against the post as Wednesday's run of four successive wins came to an end.

The Owls stay sixth despite the result, while Brentford climb to 14th after a first win in four matches, 10 points clear of relegation with 14 games to play.

One negative for Dean Smith's side was the loss of midfielder Josh McEachran to injury just before half-time.

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal:

"The referee in the first half was a disaster. A very poor performance, he made everybody nervous, he made the fans nervous, he made my players nervous and he made me nervous.

"He didn't see a clear penalty, he didn't see a block on (Vincent) Sasso for their second goal and there were a lot of faults and little things that made everyone nervous.

"We can achieve a very good position, but the referee was very poor, these are the facts.

"I hope in the future we can achieve a good position, but I hope we have more luck. The referee was very, very poor, I am not judging, I am just talking facts."

Brentford manager Dean Smith:

"We knew it would be tough here but I thought first half we controlled it. We deserved to go in at the break in front.

"We had a number of chances in the second half to break and create better opportunities and when you don't get that third goal, it leaves them thinking they can get something.

"They have missed some chances that they would expect to score and we have defended wilfully and in the end it took a piece of magic from Forestieri to get past us."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 16Palmer
  • 39Sasso
  • 12LoovensSubstituted forFletcherat 81'minutes
  • 9Reach
  • 33Wallace
  • 23Hutchinson
  • 7AbdiSubstituted forMcManamanat 67'minutes
  • 41BannanSubstituted forWinnallat 45'minutes
  • 17Rhodes
  • 45ForestieriBooked at 41mins

Substitutes

  • 2Wildsmith
  • 3Jones
  • 6Fletcher
  • 10McManaman
  • 11Winnall
  • 24Semedo
  • 36Pudil

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 2Colin
  • 6DeanBooked at 90mins
  • 14Egan
  • 22HenrySubstituted forFieldat 86'minutes
  • 8YennarisBooked at 84mins
  • 10McEachranSubstituted forKerschbaumerat 45+7'minutes
  • 15Woods
  • 23Jota
  • 19SawyersBooked at 76mins
  • 47CanosSubstituted forJozefzoonat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Bjelland
  • 7Jozefzoon
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 20Clarke
  • 30Field
  • 33Shaibu
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
25,014

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home30
Away12
Shots on Target
Home10
Away7
Corners
Home16
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Brentford 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Brentford 2.

  3. Booking

    Harlee Dean (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Brentford 2. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Callum McManaman.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Vincent Sasso (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Hutchinson with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  16. Post update

    Hand ball by Jota (Brentford).

  17. Post update

    Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) hits the right post with a header from very close range following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri with a cross.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Tom Field replaces Rico Henry.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Konstantin Kerschbaumer.

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