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90' + 4'
I. Toney
Penalty Goal
2 - 0
90' + 2'
N. Collins
Red Card
J. Tarkowski
Yellow Card
I. Toney
Yellow Card
I. Toney
C. Eriksen
1 - 0

Match Stats

54% 45%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 1
Total Passes 475 373
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Since the start of the 2018-19 campaign, Toney has scored 95 goals in all competitions - with only Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane netting more for English league sides during that time - and his penalty-box prowess could be the key to keeping Brentford afloat this season. How Burnley could do with a goalscorer of that calibre to stop them slipping into the Championship after several years in the top flight.
With a late double strike from their star striker - who has now racked up five goals in his last two games - successive wins for Brentford move them nine points clear of the relegation zone, while condemning their opponents to stay mired in the bottom three. Should the Bees ultimately survive their debut Premier League campaign, they may well look back on the final 10 minutes today, when they finally broke through Burnley's brave rearguard to settle a hard-fought contest in their favour. Heading back to Lancashire, the visitors will reflect on a potential point lost, and time is running out to haul themselves away from danger.
I. Toney
Penalty Goal
90' + 4' TONEY STRIKES TWICE! Coolly stepping up to the ball with a short approach, Toney steers his penalty kick past the despairing dive of Pope in the Burnley goal - finding the left side of the net. That's the points wrapped up: Brentford 2-0 Burnley!
90' + 3' PENALTY! Brentford's spot-kick is confirmed by the VAR, and Toney will step up to take it!
90' + 3' The VAR will check whether there was an offside in the build-up to Toney's burst through on goal, which resulted in Collins bringing him down for a penalty.
N. Collins
Red Card
90' + 2' BURNLEY DOWN TO 10 MEN! Having been left exposed by his defensive colleagues, Collins is forced into barging over Toney in the box, and the young Irishman inevitably sees red.
F. Onyeka
B. Mbeumo
90' + 1' Mbeumo is coming off for the final moments; Onyeka is his replacement.
90' Jensen chases through the middle to reach Toney's neat throughball, but pokes wide from close range as the assistant's flag goes up for offside.
J. Tarkowski
Yellow Card
89' Desperately chasing back towards his own half, Tarkowski scythes down Mbeumo in the centre circle and picks up a yellow card.
I. Toney
Yellow Card
86' Toney is booked for removing his shirt in the celebrations following his breakthrough goal.
C. Eriksen
85' Creating the goal with a precise delivery from the left, Eriksen clipped an inviting cross towards Toney to score.
I. Toney
85' BRENTFORD LEAD! A rare moment of inspiration opens the door, as Eriksen whips a wonderful left-footed cross from the edge of the box towards the lurking Toney. The big striker then stoops to plant a header into the back of the net from six yards! Brentford 1-0 Burnley!
83' Turning twice to work a yard of space, Eriksen manages to get a shot off from a central position 25 yards from goal, but it is a hurried attempt and dribbles wide of the left-hand post.
M. Jensen
C. Nørgaard
81' Frank makes another positive change, as Norgaard makes way for Jensen in the hosts' midfield.
79' While Brentford continue to run down blind alleys in search of a way through to goal, the Burnley back four have defended doggedly throughout; closing down space and smothering attacks time and again.
77' Pinnock is forced into a clearance deep inside the Brentford area, and the hosts are merely hanging on at the moment. Then McNeil has a shot blocked at close range.
75' OFF THE BAR! Cutting in from the left, before taking a couple of touches to steady himself and take aim from 25 yards, Rodriguez unleashes a swerving piledriver against the Brentford crossbar - leaving Raya stranded but somehow bouncing away to safety. What a strike, but still Burnley can't break through!
Y. Wissa
Sergi Canós
75' Canos is taken off by Thomas Frank, and Wissa will be his replacement.
72' Having remained on level terms to this point, Burnley are starting to grow in confidence here. But can they manage to find a rare moment of quality and force an opening goal? Just three wins so far this term suggests otherwise.
70' SAVE! After Henry misplaces a back-pass, Cornet picks up the ball and surges towards the area; shooting from the centre of the box, but seeing his shot well saved by Raya.
69' Raya punches an inswinging corner clear from under his crossbar, and as the ball drops to Taylor on the edge of the area, the Burnley left-back scuffs his volleyed effort well wide of the target.
J. Rodriguez
W. Weghorst
67' A quiet game comes to a premature end for Weghorst, who will be replaced by Rodriguez for the final quarter of the match.
65' Apparently racing clear of the Burnley back four, the slowing Mbeumo is hauled in by the recovering Tarkowski, who blocks out his route to goal and makes a precise tackle to clear the ball away to safety.
63' WIDE! Receiving the ball from Norgaard on the edge of the area, Janelt turns and fires a low shot wide of the far post via a deflection. That'll be a Brentford corner.
61' Finally, Tarkowski makes a mis-step, and is fortunate to escape a booking having taken down Janelt with a powerful tackle. He won the ball, but took plenty of the man too.
58' Tarkowski has made five clearances and gained possession on 10 occasions already today, having clearly stood out for his defensive prowess.
56' Mbeumo concedes a free-kick out on the right, offering Burnley a chance to sling a ball into the area from the touchline. However, the cross comes to nothing and the opportunity peters out.
54' Once again, Burnley skipper Tarkowski is perceptively placed, as he covers a cute throughball by Eriksen into the Burnley area and clears to safety.
52' CLOSE! A delicious inswinging cross from the left by Canos picks out Janelt deep inside the Burnley area, but he heads just over the top of the goal.
50' Eriksen enjoys a rare couple of touches in the Burnley half, but Weghorst quickly closes him down, and the Danish midfielder is forced to pass backwards. Brentford are playing a more patient game at the moment.
48' Raya reacts quickly to gather the ball on the edge of his area, as Cornet threatens to latch on to a hopeful throughball into the box.
47' Little has changed in the opening throes of the second half, as the ball pings relentlessly around the pitch without much sense of direction.
46' We are back under way in Brentford!
After a run of seven Premier League games in which they lost only once and conceded just three goals, Burnley have lost their last two outings by an aggregate score of 6-0. All six goals came after half-time, which may offer some encouragement to Brentford as they search for an opener after the break.
Not surprisingly, given the high stakes at this stage of the season, two relegation rivals have played out a fractious and low-quality affair in the first half - a period punctuated by numerous set-pieces for either side. The home side have come closest to breaking the deadlock, having enjoyed brief spells of dominance at both ends of the half, but clarity has been lacking in the final third. Will the game find its rhythm after the interval, or are we set for another 45 minutes of perspiration without inspiration?
45' OFF THE LINE! Again, the Burnley captain is first to react to danger, as Tarkowski has to clear off the line when Mbeumo strikes from the far side of the box; beating Pope, but not the visitors' skipper!
43' Tarkowski does well to clear away a low cross from the left by Henry towards the penalty spot, and Brentford's attack comes to an end.
41' Perhaps frustrated by his inability to receive the ball in areas from which he can create, Eriksen is penalised for hauling back Lennon in the Burnley half.
38' With the half-time whistle approaching, the Brentford fans have become more subdued, as their team's bright start gradually dissipates - they really cannot afford to lose today.
36' Neither side can establish any sustained superiority, but Burnley are the growing force at the moment, as Westwood clips another dangerous ball into the Brentford box. However, Jansson is able to head it away to safety.
34' After another failed attempt, McNeil has had more shots without scoring than any other player in the Premier League so far this season - now 33 in total. He has, in fact, failed to score with his last 40 shots in the top flight since netting against Everton almost a year ago.
33' From a whipped ball towards the penalty spot by Westwood, the alert McNeil steals into some space but steers a header well wide from an excellent position. He may well rue that miss by the final whistle.
31' Still level today, Burnley are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games in London - having last had a longer run without top-flight defeat in the capital between August 1965 and December 1966.
29' Having posed a threat throughout, without yet providing the crucial final touch, Mbeumo receives the ball from Eriksen but sees his shot from the centre of the box blocked.
26' Both sides are exchanging rugged challenges, and fouls from Westwood and Janelt continue to break up the play in a scrappy first half.
24' Yet to record an attempt on target today, Burnley are averaging just over three shots on target per game in the Premier League this season - their joint-lowest tally in the competition. Not only that, but only in 2014-15 have the Clarets had a lower shot conversion rate than their 8.3 per cent so far this term.
22' Receiving the ball from McNeil, Cornet aims for the far post with a shot from the left side of the area, but his effort flies wide of the target.
20' Two further corners take Burnley's total to six already, but their hosts have so far dealt with their considerable aerial threat quite comfortably.
18' Toney comes close to latching on to a ball slipped through the centre of Burnley's defence, but Pope reacts quickest and and beats the striker to it.
16' SHARP SAVE! Flinging himself full length to his right, Pope keeps out a goalbound shot by Eriksen, after the Brentford midfielder arrows an attempt towards the bottom corner from the edge of the area. Great strike; great save!
14' Twenty yards from goal, Tarkowski makes a crucial sliding challenge on Mbeumo, who once again drifts in from the right to run directly at the Burnley area.
12' After McNeil drops a dangerous ball into the area behind the Brentford defence, Henry is forced to concede yet another corner by poking it behind.
10' From a third corner in the space of two minutes, McNeil drifts his cross too close to Raya, who gathers it in the centre of his six-yard box unopposed.
9' Burnley earn successive corners, and McNeil's second inswinger is headed clear deep inside the six-yard box. Eventually, the ball breaks to Cornet on the left side of the box, but his cutback lacks accuracy and the attack loses momentum.
7' Brentford push forward again, as a deflected shot drops to Toney's feet inside the area, and he delicately rolls the ball into Mbeumo's path. However, the French forward thumps his shot well over the crossbar. Nonetheless, it has been a fairly bright start from the hosts.
5' CLOSE! From the free-kick, Brownhill steps up and curls a dipping effort just wide of Raya's right-hand post.
4' Clattering into a challenge with Cornet on the right flank, Norgaard is penalised by conceding a free-kick 25 yards from goal, in a central area.
2' Twice, Mbeumo nearly works an opening to shoot on the right side of the area, but on both occasions is crowded out by a mass of black Burnley shirts. Toney is then also blocked by the visitors' defence.
1' Burnley get us under way in West London!
The players are out on the pitch at a sunny Brentford Community Stadium, with kick-off now just moments away!
Sean Dyche makes only one change to his Burnley team today, as Cornet replaces Rodriguez up front, having scored a goal in the reverse fixture with Brentford. Captain Ben Mee is still out injured; joining Erik Pieters, Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Matej Vydra on the sidelines.
Following their first win for several weeks, Brentford name the same side that beat Norwich last time out. Therefore, Eriksen makes his first home start, while both Norgaard and Ajer have recovered from injury to retain their respective place. After his hat-trick last week, Toney leads the line up front.
SUBS: Wayne Hennessey, Matt Lowton, Ashley Barnes, Phil Bardsley, Jay Rodriguez, Dale Stephens, Kevin Long, Bobby Thomas, Jack Cork.
BURNLEY (4-4-2): Nick Pope; Connor Roberts, Nathan Collins, James Tarkowski, Charlie Taylor; Aaron Lennon, Josh Brownhill, Ashley Westwood, Dwight McNeil; Maxwel Cornet, Wout Weghorst.
SUBS: Jonas Lossl, Mads Roerslev Rasmussen, Mathias Jensen, Mads Bech Sorensen, Shandon Baptiste, Saman Ghoddos, Yoane Wissa, Frank Onyeka, Zanka.
BRENTFORD (4-3-3): David Raya; Kristoffer Ajer, Ethan Pinnock, Pontus Jansson, Rico Henry; Vitaly Janelt, Christian Norgaard, Christian Eriksen; Sergi Canos, Ivan Toney, Bryan Mbeumo.
Successive defeats to begin March sees Burnley arrive in London mired in the relegation zone, and last weekend's loss at home to Chelsea was their heaviest reverse of a trying season. Leaving them in the bottom three - one point behind 17th-placed Everton, having played a game more - time is running out to preserve their top-flight status. The Clarets have won only three times in 26 Premier League games this term, but one of those victories came in October's reverse fixture.
After a rare away victory at Norwich City last week, Brentford are seeking another win today, back on home soil. Six points separate them from today's opponents in the Premier League table, though they have played two more games than a recently revived Burnley side. The Bees occupy 15th place in the standings ahead of kick-off, having lost seven of their last nine league games.
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