Brentford 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers, Carabao Cup First Round: report, ratings and verdict


Brentford 4-3-3



Wycombe Wanderers 5-2-3

Half Time: 1 - 0 Griffin Park ( Attendance: NA (Brentford win 4-3 on Penalties) )
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Brentford booked their place in the Carabao Cup Second Round after beating Wycombe Wanderers 4-3 on penalties following a disappointing 1-1 draw.

Playing their first game in their new stadium, the best chance fell to Brentford’s Tariqe Fosu early on who skewed his effort wide from 15 yards out. 

However, the Bees opened the scoring with a well worked set-piece on 38 minutes – Mathias Jensen floating a delightful ball to the back post where Ethan Pinnock tucked away an easy header.

Sergi Canos nearly found a second immediately after the interval but couldn’t get his shot away before Dominic Gape saw red for Wycombe minutes later.

Despite the setback the visitors responded brilliantly, capitalising on a Pinnock mistake to grab a 77th minute equaliser through substitute Daryl Horgan before nearly finding a winner through Fred Onyedinma.

With neither side able to produce a winner though, the game went to penalties with Brentford keeper Luke Daniels crucially saving from Scott Kashket before Marcus Forss coolly slotted home to send the Bees through.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Luke Daniels’ 85th minute save from Fred Onyedinma kept the game level, ensuring it went to penalties and resultantly saw Brentford progress.

Moan of the Match

The omission of Said Benrahma and Ollie Watkins from the matchday squad does not bode well for their future at the club.

Talking Point

Ivan Toney looked decent on his Brentford debut, but failed to capitalise on some good chances – can he fire the Bees to promotion this season?

Man of the Match

Mathias Jensen – played a box-to-box role today, bossing the midfield and creating the opening goal with a lovely cross.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Charles Breakspear (Surrey) – a controversial red card and some odd decisions contributed to a poor match from the official.


A new stadium will never be complete without fans filling the seats – hopefully that will be a reality soon and supporters will be able to make the new house feel like home.


Brentford were incredibly sloppy at times, looking second best even with an extra man on the pitch and are arguably lucky to still be in the competition.

Line Ups

Brentford 4-3-3

Daniels; Henry, Goode, Pinnock, Thompson (Valencia, 84); Marcondes (Baptiste, 72), Jensen, Zamburek; Canos, Toney, Fosu (Forrs, 77)

Subs not used:

Balcombe, Maghoma, O’Connor, Stevens

Wycombe Wanderers 5-2-3

Allsop; Grimmer, Stewart, Charles, Jacobson, Freeman; Gape, Bloomfield; Wheeler (Onyedinma, 75), Samuel (Horgan, 65), Parker (Kashket, 65)

Subs not used:

Tafazoli, Phillips, Thompson, McCarthy

Sent Off


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