Brentford claimed their first win in the Premier League with a 2-0 success at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, keeping a clean sheet despite going down 10 men in the middle of the second half. After beating Arsenal on the opening day and the club’s first away victory in the top flight in 74 years, Brentford was promoted to second place of the season as Thomas Frank’s side temporarily dropped to ninth in the standings.
LiveWire striker Ivan Toni scored a goal in the first half and scored an assist, which he had not even scored, but the visitors were forced to defend for the final half hour when Shandon Baptiste was given a second yellow card. was sent for.
“We did well in the first half and could have scored more, but the second half showed our character in the dressing room,” Tony said.
“In the Premier League you have to be lethal when you get a chance. I think we deserved three points in the end.”
Brentford earned a first-half penalty when Wolves wingback Markle caught Tony in the box during the set piece and brought him down, the striker stepped up and sent Jose Sa the wrong way from the spot to give the away team the lead.
Toni then turned provider for Brian Mbumo, closing a tackle in his run down in the left channel before passing his strike partner at the away post and the unmarked Frenchman hit no one with a tap for his first Premier League goal. Didn’t make a mistake.
Brentford was reduced to 10 when Baptiste received a second booking after losing possession and knocking down Trincao in a panic, leaving manager Frank to split as he was about to make a replacement.
But Brentford held on as the Wolves side of Bruno Ledge, who had several shots on goal but not one on goal, continued to seek their first home win of the season.
Frank said, “These players are amazing and they keep … not words to surprise me, but to impress me.”
“It was a very impressive, brave performance. We were down to 10 men in the second half but we defended with our heart and soul. We only gave one big chance and that’s pretty impressive.”