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Brentford v Brighton & Hove Albion Live Commentary, 14/10/2022

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I. Toney (27)
I. Toney (64 pen)
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Brentford are next in action against Chelsea at home on Wednesday, while Brighton host Nottingham Forest on Tuesday in their Premier League clash.
Brentford end a three-match winless run in the Premier League courtesy of a 2-0 win over Brighton at Brentford Community Stadium. Ivan Toney scored twice to secure the victory for the hosts. He notched his first with a sublime backheel before converting from the penalty spot in the second half, scoring his 20th successful penalty in a row for the Bees. The Seagulls created chances, but lacked a cutting edge in the final third, while David Raya was also in top form in the Brentford goal to keep a deserved clean sheet.
90' + 7' FULL-TIME: BRENTFORD 2-0 BRIGHTON
90' + 5' The visitors knock the ball around the Brentford box, but Undav sees his effort on the turn charged down.
90' + 4' Brighton are trying to up the ante in the closing stages, but the wall of red and white shirts is holding firm to preserve their clean sheet.
I. Toney
Yellow Card
Brentford
90' + 3' Toney brings down Mac Allister on the sideline and is yellow-carded.
S. Baptiste
Yellow Card
Brentford
90' + 2' Baptiste catches Caicedo with a strong challenge and goes into the book.
90' There will be six minutes of added time.
90' Mac Allister and Canos have a coming together on the byline. The Brentford man goes down after receiving a nudge. Mac Allister is the man that gets a free-kick and there's no further action from the referee.
88' OFF THE LINE! Dasilva breaks down the left flank and hooks a cross into the box. Toney swings a boot, but fails to make contact. Rasmussen gathers and drills an effort at goal, only to see his effort partially blocked and then cleared off the line by Dunk.
S. Ghoddos
R. Henry
Brentford
87' Ghoddos replaces Henry for the home side after the defender appeared to suffer a minor injury.
86' SAVE! Raya produces a brilliant reaction stop to turn Dunk's header wide of the right post. The defender is offside anyway, but the Brentford keeper did not know that.
85' Mac Allister tries to steer a cross towards Welbeck in the box, but Ajer stretches to knock it behind for a corner.
83' BLOCK! March comes off the flank and combines with Lallana, but his left-footed strike is charged down by Mee.
81' Baptiste sticks out a boot on the stretch and catches Caicedo on the face. However, the referee only awards a free-kick to the visitors.
J. Dasilva
M. Jensen
Brentford
80' Jensen makes way for the hosts and is replaced by Dasilva.
Sergi Canós
B. Mbeumo
Brentford
80' Canos enters the action for his first action of the season to replace Mbeumo for the home side.
79' Mac Allister finds space on the edge of the box and drills an effort at goal. Raya watches it travel through a crowd and into his hands.
78' Frank will be delighted with the response of his team at the back this evening. They were poor against Newcastle, but have been resolute and disciplined against the Seagulls.
76' Mbeumo does well for his team to win a cheap free-kick as sees his run blocked off by Caicedo.
74' The Seagulls work the ball well in the final third, but the cut and thrust is not there to open up the Brentford defence.
S. Baptiste
F. Onyeka
Brentford
71' Onyeka notched an assist in the first half and is replaced after a good outing. Baptiste enters the action for the hosts.
M. Rasmussen
Y. Wissa
Brentford
71' Rasmussen replaces Wissa, which shows that Frank is adopting a more defensive approach for the final 19 minutes.
70' Brighton have had their opportunities tonight in front of goal, but their lack of clinical edge has cost them.
D. Undav
L. Trossard
Brighton & Hove Albion
69' Trossard has not been at his best today and is replaced by Undav.
A. Lallana
P. Groß
Brighton & Hove Albion
68' Gross is withdrawn for the visitors and is replaced by Lallana.
68' MARCH HAS TO SCORE! The wing-back coasts in at the back post to head Mitoma's cross at goal. He only needs to beat Raya, but the keeper sticks out a hand to push it away from goal. A fine stop, but March had to score.
66' SAVE! Mac Allister goes for a drive from distance that takes a deflection on its way to goal. Raya watches it all the way and gets down to make the save.
65' Toney has successfully converted his last eight penalties in the Premier League. He has scored 20 out of 20 spot-kicks for the Bees.
I. Toney
Penalty Goal
Brentford
64' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! TONEY CONVERTS!!!! 2-0 BRENTFORD! The forward steps up and slots his effort into the back of the net with ease. Toney sends his right-footed strike into the bottom-right corner as Sanchez dives the wrong way.
62' PENALTY TO BRETFORD! Veltman lunges as Toney turns in the box and brings down the forward. The referee does not hesitate in pointing to the spot.
60' March does his defensive duties at the other end after attacking down the left. He gets back to block Mbeumo's cross behind for a corner.
59' Brighton work the ball well in the final third, but again the final pass is the issue. Trossard tries to feed March down the inside-left channel, only to send his pass out for a goal-kick.
56' Sanchez gets fortunate as he plays a loose pass out from the back. It strikes Toney, but rebounds away from the forward and straight to Dunk.
55' Brentford have to be on their mettle at the back to clear another corner from the visitors before Raya claims a cross from March. The Bees are holding the visitors at bay for now.
53' Mbeumo swings a cross into the box from the left flank that Mee tries to steer towards goal, but he gets there slightly ahead of the ball and turns it wide.
52' A concern for Brentford as Toney is brought down by Veltman and walks away gingerly. The home side have a free-kick on the left flank.
51' Mitoma twists and turns to win a corner off the legs of Henry. Gross swings a cross into the box for Welbeck to attack, but he glances his header over the bar.
48' Jensen goes down after colliding with Webster. He requires treatment before the game can continue.
47' BLOCK! Mac Allister lines up a blast from the edge of the box after March's cross is cleared into his path. Pinnock puts his body on the line to block his attempt.
46' We're back under way at Brentford Community Stadium.
K. Mitoma
P. Estupiñán
Brighton & Hove Albion
46' Mitoma enters the action at the break for the visitors to replace Estupinan.
Roberto De Zerbi will not be disappointed by his side's performance, but he will be urging a clinical edge in the final third. The Seagulls have worked the ball nicely, only to lack the killer touch in the Brentford box. They will get opportunities in the second half and will need to capitalise to get back into the game.
Ivan Toney' strike has handed Brentford a 1-0 lead over Brighton at the break in their Premier League clash. Toney scored his seven of the season with a sublime backheel following fine work from Bryan Mbeumo and Frank Onyeka in the build-up. Brighton have had their chances at the other end, but David Raya along with Ethan Pinnock and Ben Mee have made important blocks to deny the Seagulls in front of goal.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: BRENTFORD 1-0 BRIGHTON
M. Caicedo
Yellow Card
Brighton & Hove Albion
45' + 2' Caicedo brings down Mbeumo with a loose challenge and goes into the book.
M. Jensen
Yellow Card
Brentford
45' + 1' Jensen brings down Veltman and then kicks the ball away. He goes into the book for the home side.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
44' Frank gets involved with Veltman on the sideline convinced that his side have a throw-in. It sparks a melee between both sides. Frank and De Zerbi get booked for their part in the scuffle before shaking hands.
43' Mbeumo twists and turns in the inside-right channel before he gets halted by Dunk with a strong challenge.
41' BLOCK! Estupinan collects a good pass from Trossard before he cuts a dangerous cross into the middle. March comes off the flank and attacks with a left-footed half-volley. It looks destined for the back of the net, but Mee sticks out a leg and diverts it away from danger.
39' Toney and Veltman collide on the left flank, resulting in a free-kick for the visitors. The two players exchange words before the referee intervenes.
36' Dunk lifts a ball over the top for Estupinan to chase, but the full-back moves a fraction too soon and is caught offside.
33' Gross swings the resulting corner into the box that Welbeck tries to attack. He is boxed in by the Brentford defence and can only glance his header wide of the right post.
32' OVER! Trossard finds space in the final third and opens up room for a strike at goal on his left foot, but Janelt gets back to divert his attempt over the bar.
31' Caicedo does well in the middle of the park and feeds Estupinan on the left flank, but his cross is diverted behind by Ajer at the near post.
29' Toney has scored his 50th league goal for Brentford, scoring 19 in the Premier League and 31 in the Championship (excl. play-offs) for the Bees.
F. Onyeka
Assist
Brentford
27' Onyeka makes a good run down the right flank and provides a cross for Toney to finish.
I. Toney
Goal
Brentford
27' WHAT A FINISH BY TONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1-0 BRENTFORD!!!!!! The home side take the lead through a special finish from Toney, scoring a backheel from close range. Mbeumo starts the move with a surging run down the right flank and he feeds Onyeka in the inside-right channel. The midfielder sends a fine cutback towards the near post where Toney times his run ahead of Webster to provide the sublime finish.
26' Gross floats a cross into the box from the resulting free-kick, but no one is on the same page and Raya makes an easy claim.
25' Pinnock and March collide and both men require treatment before the game can continue. Brighton get the free-kick for Pinnock's challenge.
24' OFF THE BAR! Mbeumo comes inches away from putting Brentford ahead. The forward reacts to Janelt's deflected cross in the inside-right channel and steers a left-footed volley towards goal, only to see the ball crash off the bar and bounce to safety.
22' RAYA SAVES BRENTFORD AGAIN! The visitors almost take the lead as Veltman gathers a corner from Gross. He shoots on the slide with power on his right foot, but Raya reacts to turn it past the right post.
21' SAVE! Caicedo pounces on a loose ball 25 yards from goal and unleashes a powerful drive at goal. It swerves one way then the other, forcing Raya into action to turn it over the bar.
20' Caicedo sends a brilliant pass over the top for Estupinan. He takes a touch, but his cutback towards Trossard is intercepted by Ajer.
17' Brighton are finding their rhythm in the final third. Welbeck and Gross combine, but the cutback from the latter just evades Trossard in space in the penalty area.
16' SAVE! Estupinan raids down the left flank and floats a cross into the box. Welbeck rises to attack the delivery, but his header is tame and Raya gets down to make a comfortable save.
15' BLOCK! Trossard opens up the Brentford defence with a neat pass to Welbeck in the box. The forward looks for space for a strike on his left foot, only to see his effort charged down by Pinnock.
14' Janelt tries to angle a ball over the top down the right flank for Wissa, but Estupinan does well to track back and make the interception.
12' Jensen wastes a chance to float a cross into the Brighton box from a free-kick, sending his delivery over the head of Mee in the inside-left channel and out for a goal-kick.
11' Brighton try to work the ball down the right flank before March cuts inside to whip a cross into the box. Raya makes an early call and claims the delivery with ease.
8' Wissa lines up an ambitious effort from distance that he curls towards goal, but it sails comfortably wide of the target.
7' Ajer loses out to Trossard on the left flank and the Belgian drives into the Brentford box. Pressure from Mbeumo tracking back forces a mistake from Trossard with his attempted offload to Welbeck.
6' The home side apply a high press and win back possession on the edge of the Brighton box. Toney lines up a cutback, but Dunk is well positioned to clear ahead of Mbeumo.
4' OVER! Brentford keep the pressure on and Toney collects on the right flank. He delivers a dangerous cross into the middle that Onyeka heads narrowly over the bar.
4' Mbeumo swings a cross to Toney on the right side of the penalty area, but he sees his cutback cleared away by the Brighton defence.
3' Jensen skips away from two challenges before being brought down by Caicedo in the middle of the park. Brentford have a free-kick in a useful position.
1' We're under way at Brentford Community Stadium.
Brentford have won just one of their last six home league games against Brighton (D3 L2), beating them 3-2 in September 2014.
De Zerbi has named an unchanged team from his side that lost against Tottenham in their last outing. Welbeck continues to lead the supported by Gross and Trossard in the final third.
Frank has made three changes to his side that was beaten by Newcastle last week. Onyeka and Janelt come into the middle of the park, while Wissa joins Toney and Mbeumo in the final third. Dasilva and Baptiste drop to the bench, but Aaron Hickey misses out.
BRIGHTON SUBS: Tariq Lamptey, Adam Lallana, Jeremy Sarmiento, Julio Enciso, Deniz Undav, Kaoru Mitoma, Jason Steele, Billy Gilmour, Ed Turns.
BRIGHTON (3-4-3): Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster; Solly March, Alexis Mac Allister, Moises Caicedo, Pervis Estupinan; Pascal Gross, Leandro Trossard, Danny Welbeck.
BRENTFORD SUBS: Sergi Canos, Josh Dasilva, Zanka, Saman Ghoddos, Keane Lewis-Potter, Mikkel Damsgaard, Shandon Baptiste, Mads Roerslev Rasmussen, Matthew Cox.
BRENTFORD (4-3-3): David Raya; Kristoffer Ajer, Ben Mee, Ethan Pinnock, Rico Henry; Frank Onyeka, Vitaly Janelt, Mathias Jensen; Bryan Mbeumo, Ivan Toney, Yoane Wissa.
Brighton suffered their first defeat under Roberto De Zerbi last time out, losing 1-0 at the hands of Tottenham at home. The Seagulls had previously played out an entertaining draw with Liverpool on the road as Leandro Trossard notched a hat-trick. Brighton have punched above their weight in the Premier League, but it will be interesting to see how they adapt to De Zerbi's style in the long term following the departure of Graham Potter. Tonight is a big test, although a win would move them into fourth place.
Brentford enter the contest tonight in need of a victory to end a three-match winless run in the Premier League. The Bees were hammered last time out by Newcastle on the road, suffering a 5-1 defeat to the Magpies. Thomas Frank's men have been solid at home this term, winning two, drawing one and losing one of their four matches. There is an opportunity tonight for the Bees to right the ship and move back into the top half of the table.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Brentford and Brighton and Hove Albion at Brentford Community Stadium.