Brentford 2-0 West Ham United, Premier League: report, ratings and verdict


Brentford 4-3-3



West Ham United 4-2-3-1

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

Brentford took another step closer to Premier League survival with a second successive win over London rivals by beating West Ham United 2-0 at the Brentford Community Stadium.

The Bees, buoyed by last weekend’s triumph over Chelsea, started on the front foot as Bryan Mbeumo’s 21st minute strike from just inside the box forced a strong save from Lukasz Fabianski.

A swift counter from Brentford would then see Mbeumo and Ivan Toney fail to get a shot away from Yoane Wissa’s excellent cross – the move eventually ending with Christian Eriksen shooting tamely at goal.

However, Brentford would break the deadlock just two minutes into the second period, a throw-in from Kristoffer Ajer seeing Toney’s flick on finding Mbeumo to finish from close range. 

And the Bees would double their lead on the 64th minute mark as Toney and Mbeumo once again linked up when the latter’s cross found Toney to head home.

Brentford kept West Ham quiet for the remainder of the second-half to see out a comfortable win which moves them 12 points clear of the drop zone.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Bryan Mbeumo’s goal to open the scoring gave Brentford confidence to continue to attack West Ham and extend their advantage.

Moan of the Match

Despite the excellent result, Yoane Wissa didn’t have the best of days in his preferred left-wing role.

Talking Point

Zanka had an impressive game at centre-back in the absence of injured Pontus Jansson. Will head coach Thomas Frank look to provide him with more opportunities?

Man of the Match

Ivan Toney – the Brentford talisman was yet again superb, providing a goal and assist.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Martin Atkinson (West Yorkshire) – in what could have been expected to be a feisty occasion, the official kept his cards close to his chest.


Back at the Brentford Community Stadium for the first time in 29 days, the Bees faithful were in raucous cheer to guide their team to victory.


Back-to-back London derby wins for Thomas Frank and his side moves them another step closer to avoiding relegation.

Line Ups

Brentford 4-3-3

Raya; Ajer (Roerslev, 83), Zanka, Pinnock, Henry; Janelt (Jensen, 69), Norgaard, Eriksen; Mbeumo (Canos, 78), Toney, Wissa

Subs not used:

Fernandez, Ghoddos, Jeanvier, Fosu-Henry, Baptiste, Bech Sorensen

West Ham United 4-2-3-1

Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Zouma (Diop, 29), Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Lanzini (Benrahma, 57), Fornals; Antonio (Vlasic, 66)

Subs not used:

Areola, Yarmolenko, Fredericks, Masuaku, Johnson, Kral



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