Brentford defeat Fulham 3 2 at the Gtech Community Stadium thanks to a penalty kick by Ivan Toney, moving them into seventh place in the Premier League standings, one point behind their neighbours. Brentford vs Fulham Football
Ethan Pinnock’s deflect shot in an exciting first half was Brentford’s quickest goal in the Premier League. Albeit they had already had several opportunities to score after a quick start to the derby.
Brentford vs Fulham Football Match Highlights 6 March 2023
Bryan Mbeumo, who was responsible for a blatant error in the first few seconds. Already miss the post with a free kick. While Toney had earlier miss the bar with a shot from a set piece.
Andreas Pereira’s free kick, however, deflect off the post and fell to Manor Solomon. Who score on his first Premier League start and fifth goal in five appearances overall (39). On the verge of halftime.
The visitors were once again fortunate as Sasa Lukic. Who return to the pitch after being hit in the face by Toney’s boot. Trip Yoane Wissa without receiving a second caution.
However, following the restart, Issa Diop was given a penalty kick for kicking Christian Norgaard in the box. Toney convert all 10 of his tries from the spot to score his 15th Premier League goal of the year (53).
He nearly score again when he attempt to lob Bernd Leno from the centre circle, but it was Mathias Jensen who put an end to the game and extend Brentford’s amazing Premier League unbeaten streak to 12 games.
Jensen did this by capping off a great move by substitute Kevin Schade (85). In the last seconds of regulation time (90+9), Carlos Vinicius score on a Pereira rebound, but it was too little, too late for Fulham.
Fulham hadn’t given up more than once in a league game since November. Now that this Brentford team is feeling confident. Marco Silva’s team has the hotly-favored Bees buzzing right behind them in the quest for an unexpect European position.
How Brentford won the west London derby
After going 16 days without a game, Brentford was eager for the opening whistle and had three opportunities to score before Pinnock did. Before Mbeumo’s low attempt from a tight angle was successfully block. Toney test Leno and waste a clear opportunity from close range.
With just five minutes and 37 seconds remaining in the game, Fulham was behind. Tim Ream divert Pinnock’s dig after Aaron Hickey’s slice shot, leaving Leno with no chance.
At the opposite end of the field, a red flare was launch as the home crowd cheer. As Mbeumo scrape the post from a free kick shortly after, they were practically cheering for another.
After that, Fulham manage to touch the ball for the first time, but despite having all the possession, they had trouble breaking through. As evidence, Toney clipp the bar from another free kick, and Brentford were the ones who were posing the threat anytime they attack.
But, Pereira join in on the fun as the halftime whistle blew and hit his own free kick against the post. Solomon was there to gratefully head the ball home and continue his remarkable streak of goals.
Just before the break, there was controversy when Lukic, who tripp Wissa as the Brentford forward made a break for it, was spared a second yellow card.
The Serbian may still consider himself fortunate despite having a terrible cut on his face from Toney’s foot to the head at that point.
After the halftime, Fulham attempt to continue where they left off. Pereira miss a difficult close range volley, but Toney’s 22nd penalty for Brentford help the home team win. Diop was penalise for allowing Norgaard to beat him to a loose ball in the area.
With unwavering confidence, Toney nearly caught Leno off guard from close to the halfway line, but it was substitute Schade who made the third and ultimately important – save by swerving around Robinson and regaining possession for Jensen.
Deep into stoppage time, Vinicius capitalise on Pereira’s parry shot to silence the Brentford crowd for a moment. But the final whistle sound seconds later to confirm a thrilling derby triumph that a turning point in their season.
Player of the match: Ivan Toney