Ivan Toney’s penalty helped Brentford beat west London rivals Fulham 3-2 at Gtech Neighborhood Stadium to maneuver inside a degree of their neighbors seventh within the Premier League desk.
In an exciting first half, Ethan Pinnock’s deflected shot (6) was Brentford’s quickest Premier League aim, though it might have hit the web a number of occasions by then after a begin derby quick.
Bryan Mbeumo, responsible of a flagrant foul within the opening moments, had grazed a put up with a free-kick, and Toney clipped the bar together with his personal set-piece strike later within the half. However fortune favored Fulham when Andreas Pereira’s free-kick returned from the put up for Manor Solomon to mark his first Premier League begin together with his fifth aim in 5 video games in all competitions.
The guests had luck on their facet once more at half-time when Sasa Lukic – again on the pitch after Toney caught him within the face together with his boot – tripped Yoane Wissa however did not not acquired a second yellow card.
Issa Diop didn’t escape punishment when he grabbed Christian Norgaard’s boot within the field after the restart, and Toney – excellent from the spot – scored his fifteenth Premier League aim of the season (53).
He almost grabbed one other when he tried to lob Bernd Leno from the middle circle, nevertheless it was Mathias Jensen who sealed the win and ensured Brentford’s spectacular unbeaten run would stretch to 12 Premier League video games, after an excellent run by the sub Kevin Schade (85). Carlos Vinicius transformed a rebound from Pereira’s shot deep in stoppage time (90+9) nevertheless it was too little too late for Fulham.
It was the primary time Fulham had conceded greater than as soon as in a league sport since November and, with the arrogance now flowing by this Brentford facet, Marco Silva’s facet have the in-form bees buzzing proper behind them within the race for a shock European spot.
Brentford journey to Everton within the Premier League subsequent Saturday at 3 p.m. earlier than making the journey Southampton March 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Subsequent time for Fulham is a Premier League house sport in opposition to Arsenal subsequent Sunday at 2 p.m., reside on sky sports activities. They then go to Manchester United within the FA Cup quarter-final the next weekend.