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Ollie Watkins and Neal Maupay had been on the scoresheet at Griffin Park

Brentford continued their spectacular begin to the Championship season with a snug 2-Zero win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Objectives in every half from Neal Maupay and Ollie Watkins stored up the free-passing Bees’ unbeaten begin to the season in a one-sided affair at Griffin Park.

Brentford supervisor Dean Smith celebrates

They took the lead halfway by means of the primary half after Sam Hutchinson gave away a pointless penalty, hauling again Lewis Macleod as he tried to run onto a throw in.

Bees’ high scorer Maupay thumped his third of the season previous Cameron Dawson to offer the hosts the beginning they wished.

The hosts stretched their benefit simply after the hour mark, Maupay racing clear from his personal half earlier than drawing the keeper and squaring for Watkins to stroke residence from 12 yards.

It was all Brentford within the opening half however the last ball lacked the standard to unlock a resolute Wednesday again 4.


Watkins was a continuing risk on each flanks and compelled a save from Dawson after reducing in from the left to fireside in a rasping low drive which the keeper stopped on the second try.

Sergi Canos burst clear simply earlier than the half-hour mark and reduce in from the left however his 20-yard strike was saved by Dawson on the foot of his close to publish.

The Owls’ first effort of a one-sided first half got here when Barry Bannan raced onto a free ball however blazed his first-time drive excessive and large.

Wednesday striker Marco Matias ought to have given his facet a foothold within the recreation simply earlier than the break when he raced onto a Bannan by means of ball however fired his shot straight on the onrushing Daniel Bentley.

Ollie Watkins celebrates scoring for Brentford

Ollie Watkins celebrates scoring for Brentford

On the different finish Canos was equally responsible of wasteful ending when he labored himself into acres of house from a nook solely to fireside properly large.

Brentford fizzed the ball round properly however regarded barely sloppy at occasions as Wednesday hung in there to make the second half an attention-grabbing affair.

After the break they tightened their grip and will have run in six or seven because the hapless Owls had been left chasing shadows.

Canos was responsible of a handful of misses or denied by Dawson and Watkins, performed in by Maupay, was thwarted by the keeper from shut vary after 53 minutes.


Watkins ought to have made it three after 74 minutes when he charged in from the left however opted to curve previous the far publish as a substitute of squaring for substitute Stated Benrahma arriving quick on the again publish.

Brentford resisted Wednesday’s bodily method, which just about reaped rewards when Matias hooked a uncommon effort simply over the bar late on, however that was all they actually needed to provide all afternoon.

It was Algeria worldwide Benrahma who virtually saved the most effective till the final minute, dummying a by means of ball and operating onto it earlier than seeing his low drive palmed large by the keeper.

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