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Wigan Athletic 0-3 Brentford: Bees climb to ninth place

Mbeumo has scored three times in his last five appearances
Bryan Mbeumo fired Brentford into an early lead at Wigan

Goals from Bryan Mbeumo, Kamohelo Mokotjo and Josh Dasilva lifted Brentford into ninth place in the Championship as they overcame Wigan.

Winger Mbeumo fired the Bees into a fifth-minute lead with his third goal in five games before Mokotjo doubled their advantage midway through the second half.

Any hopes of a Latics comeback were effectively snuffed out soon afterwards when defender Cedric Kipre was shown his second yellow card for bringing down Ollie Watkins.

Dasilva made certain of the points with a late third, rifling home from 25 yards before the Londoners had Julian Jeanvier sent off following a clash with Joe Williams.

Brentford dominated the opening stages and went ahead when Dasilva's corner found Christian Norgaard, who was denied by David Marshall, but the Danish midfielder reacted quickly to tee up Mbeumo from close range.

Joel Valencia and Mokotjo went close to increasing the Bees' advantage, while Wigan offered little aside from Kieffer Moore's 25-yard drive, which zipped just beyond the post.

Former Brentford midfielder Lewis Macleod fired a volley just over early in the second half, but Mokotjo made it 2-0 with a left-footed drive from 15 yards.

Kipre's dismissal four minutes later made it an uphill struggle for the Latics and Dasilva's third goal of the season extended Brentford's advantage.

However, the visitors also finished the game a man short, with Jeanvier red-carded in the aftermath of a scuffle that saw Wigan substitute Joe Gelhardt stretchered off.

Wigan manager Paul Cook:

"It's probably as tough an afternoon as I've had since I came to the club as manager.

"The day just progressively got worse as it went on, and in the end you just couldn't wait for the final whistle. That's about as fair an assessment as I can give."

"We think he (Gelhardt)'s OK, he's gone to hospital with his mum and he was speaking in the ambulance.

"Obviously it was a very heavy knock the kid took, and it just capped a very, very disappointing day for us."

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank told BBC Radio London:

"I think it was another strong away performance and it is very pleasing to win against a very difficult opponent.

"We controlled the game very well and don't think we gave a chance away. We came here with a strong attitude and scored some very good goals.

"Wigan are one of the best teams in this division on offensive set pieces and we kept them very quiet in that part.

"We can see a bit of consistency now with four wins in five and we just need to keep going."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Marshall
  • 15SterlingSubstituted forFoxat 74'minutes
  • 22Dunkley
  • 21KipreBooked at 73mins
  • 3Robinson
  • 20WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 4MacLeodSubstituted forGelhardtat 63'minutes
  • 5Morsy
  • 9Lowe
  • 19Moore
  • 17JacobsSubstituted forWindassat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Byrne
  • 6Fox
  • 7Pilkington
  • 10Windass
  • 14Garner
  • 23Jones
  • 38Gelhardt

Brentford

  • 1Raya
  • 22Dalsgaard
  • 18Jansson
  • 23JeanvierBooked at 90mins
  • 3HenrySubstituted forThompsonat 85'minutes
  • 12Mokotjo
  • 6NørgaardBooked at 58mins
  • 14Dasilva
  • 19MbeumoSubstituted forJensenat 77'minutes
  • 11Watkins
  • 16Valencia CastilloSubstituted forZamburekat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Thompson
  • 5Pinnock
  • 8Jensen
  • 28Daniels
  • 29Bech Sørensen
  • 31Zamburek
  • 35Rasmussen
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
9,260

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home5
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Brentford 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Brentford 3.

Booking

Joe Williams (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Julian Jeanvier (Brentford) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Fox (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Joe Williams (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Christian Nørgaard (Brentford).

Joe Gelhardt (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Josh Dasilva (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Williams (Wigan Athletic).

Jan Zamburek (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamal Lowe (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Dominic Thompson replaces Rico Henry.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 0, Brentford 3. Josh Dasilva (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kamohelo Mokotjo.

Attempt blocked. Joe Gelhardt (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Pontus Jansson (Brentford).

Kieffer Moore (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Mathias Jensen replaces Bryan Mbeumo.

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Sam Morsy tries a through ball, but Josh Windass is caught offside.

Foul by Jan Zamburek (Brentford).

Jamal Lowe (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Brentford. Josh Dasilva tries a through ball, but Pontus Jansson is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Daniel Fox replaces Dujon Sterling.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Cedric Kipre (Wigan Athletic) for a bad foul.

Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cedric Kipre (Wigan Athletic).

Foul by Jan Zamburek (Brentford).

Dujon Sterling (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 0, Brentford 2. Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Jan Zamburek (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dujon Sterling (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Josh Windass replaces Michael Jacobs.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Joe Gelhardt replaces Lewis MacLeod.

Jan Zamburek (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis MacLeod (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Jan Zamburek replaces César Joel Valencia Castillo.

Attempt missed. Lewis MacLeod (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Foul by Rico Henry (Brentford).

Jamal Lowe (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

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5Nottm Forest158432013728
6Fulham167542417726
7Sheff Wed167452114725
8Bristol City156722421325
9Brentford167362113824
10QPR167362630-424
11Charlton166462219322
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16Derby165651821-321
17Reading155371920-118
18Blackburn165382024-418
19Huddersfield164481824-616
20Wigan164391324-1115
21Luton1642102230-814
22Middlesbrough162771321-813
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