Brentford Football Club claimed the scalp of yet another heavyweight in the Premier League, after defeating visiting Merseyside outfit Liverpool 3-1 at the G-Tech Community Stadium on Monday night.
The Bees went ahead through an own goal by Frenchman Ibrahima Konate, Yoane Wissa thought he had added a second only for the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to chalk it off. Wissa did not have to wait long however as he headed home just seconds later.
Liverpool came storming back in the second period with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain reducing the deficit, moments after Darwin Nunez had his own effort cancelled. Bryan Mbeumo ensured the three points for Thomas Frank’s side as he netted late on.
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FULL-TIME AT THE G-TECH COMMUNITY STADIUM: Brentford 3-1 Liverpool
85′ MIN: Bryan Mbeumo adds a third for the Bees who capitalizes on Konate’s indecisiveness. Surely…that’s game, set, match for the hosts.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Brentford 3-1 Liverpool (B. Mbeumo)
50′ MIN: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain reduces the deficit for Jurgen Klopp’s side. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain meets Trent Alexander-Arnold’s inswinging cross to halve the deficit.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Brentford 2-1 Liverpool (A. Oxlade-Chamberlain)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE G-TECH COMMUNITY STADIUM: Brentford 2-0 Liverpool
HALF-TIME AT THE G-TECH COMMUNITY STADIUM: Brentford 2-0 Liverpool
42′ MIN: Yoane Wissa finally gets his goal as the Bees advantage is doubled. It’s a sublime cross from Mathias Jensen and Wissa plants his header home. Alisson paws it away, but it had already crossed the line.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Brentford 2-0 Liverpool (Wissa)
19′ MIN: Bryan Mbeumo’s corner deflects off Ibrahima Konate and in past Alisson.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Brentford 1-0 Liverpool (Own Goal – I. Konate)
KICK-OFF AT THE G-TECH COMMUNITY STADIUM: Brentford 0-0 Liverpool
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has stuck with the strike force comprising of Mo Salah, Darwin Nunez and Oxlade-Chamberlain. Andy Robertson makes way for Kostantinos Tsimikas while Ibrahima Konate partners Virgil van Dijk in defence.
The Bees are without striker Ivan Toney due to injury but have able replacements in Bryan Mbeumo and Yoane Wissa.