In-form Brentford crush Wolves

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 1:17

In-form Brentford crush Wolves

Both sides came up from League One last season – Wolves as champions – but the Bees were a level above in this bruising encounter.
Goals from Alan Judge, Stuart Dallas, top-scorer Andre Gray and Jota sealed the convincing win, which made it four straight defeats for Kenny Jackett’s side.
Judge fired the hosts ahead with his first goal of the season just before the half-hour after being played in by Jon Toral.
The Irishman, who bossed the midfield throughout, left two defenders in his wake to chip the ball just inside the far post with the outside of his foot.
The Griffin Park fans, who saw their side lose 3-0 in the corresponding fixture last term, had to wait until the 73rd minute for the second.
England Under-21 midfielder Alex Pritchard latched on to a through ball from halfway but dithered and looked to have wasted the chance.
But somehow he regained his composure to squeeze it through to substitute Dallas, who slid home at the far post with almost his first touch.
Wolves’ dogged resistance wilted after that and minutes later it was three – Gray outstripped three defenders in a diagonal run across the box before firing a rasping drive beneath keeper Carl Ikeme.
Brentford rubbed the visitors’ noses in it when Judge slipped late substitute Jota in with a delightful reverse pass for the Spaniard to drill home across Ikeme in stoppage time.
Earlier in the game, new Wolves loan signing Danny Graham forced a superb reflex save from Brentford’s David Button beneath the angle with 17 minutes gone.
And Button was the hero again just before the half-hour when he stopped Bakary Sako’s sizzling low drive with his leg at the foot of the post.
The win takes the Bees to third place in the Championship – level on points with second-placed Ipswich.

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