Brentford 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Brentford 4-3-3



Sheffield Wednesday 3-4-1-2

Half Time: 1 - 0 Griffin Park ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

Brentford got their Premier League promotion push back on track with a comfortable 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday at the Brentford Community Stadium.

The visitors sent a warning shot across Brentford’s bows as early as the fourth minute when Tom Lees headed wide after David Raya palmed Barry Bannan’s shot away.

But that was as good as it got for them with Brentford taking the lead after 23 minutes when some messy Wednesday defending failed to stop Sergi Canos’ shot deflecting off Bryan Mbeumo and into the net.

Brentford continued to press after the interval and Saman Ghoddos narrowly failed to double their lead from Cano’s excellent 54th minute through ball.

However, the Iranian did extend the Bees’ lead on 74, curling the ball into the bottom right hand corner from 20 yards out.

And Brentford sealed the win when Mads Bech Sorensen connected with a free-kick from Ghoddos’ delivery seven minutes from time, the ball limping in off the post via Owls’ keeper Joe Wildsmith’s fingertips.

The result leaves Brentford second in the table, seven points behind leaders Norwich City.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Brentford’s opening goal, courtesy of some slack Sheffield Wednesday defending,  filled them with much-needed confidence after their recent poor run of results.

Moan of the Match

Brentford were hesitant pushing forward and could have run riot around a lacklustre Owls defence if they had more confidence to do so.

Talking Point

A massive win after their recent slump – can the Bees now go on and put another mammoth winning run together?

Man of the Match

Saman Ghoddos – the Iranian scored Brentford’s second and was a constant threat, creating several key chances.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Jeremy Simpson (Lancashire) – the official did well to take control of a five man melee mid-way through the second-half, making it look like primary school behaviour.


The homemade pork pies available in the media centre fuelled sweary encouragement from some of those in attendance on an otherwise mild Wednesday evening.


Despite a spate of injuries and a knock to confidence after recent results, Brentford looked comfortable against a poor Sheffield Wednesday side.

Line Ups

Brentford 4-3-3

Raya; Dalsgaard (Roerslev, 85), Reid, Pinnock, Bech Sorensen; Jensen, Janelt, Ghoddos (Zamburek, 85); Fosu (Dasilva, 75), Mbeumo (Marcondes, 85), Canos (Toney, 66)

Subs not used:

Daniels, Pressley, Gilbert, Bidstrup


Ghoddos, Canos, Dalsgaard

Sheffield Wednesday 3-4-1-2

Wildsmith; Palmer, Lees, Urhoghide; K.Harris, Hutchinson (Pelupessy, 88), Bannan, Penney; Reach ((Dele-Bashiru, 55)(Brown, 77)); Rhodes, Kachunga (Paterson, 76)

Subs not used:

Borner, Windass, Dunkley, Hunt, Jackson



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