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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Brentford 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Brentford 3.

  3. Booking

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

  4. Dismissal

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Fox (Wigan Athletic).

  7. Post update

    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.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Christian Nørgaard (Brentford).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Joe Williams (Wigan Athletic).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jamal Lowe (Wigan Athletic).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Dominic Thompson replaces Rico Henry.

  15. 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.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Pontus Jansson (Brentford).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Mathias Jensen replaces Bryan Mbeumo.

  20. Post update

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