West Ham got here again to earth after Brentford ended up with a 2-1 win at London Stadium because of Yoane Wissa’s winner in stoppage time.
The bees have been sizzling from the traps in opposition to a sluggish Hammers who, maybe attributable to their Europa League efforts in the course of the week, took a superb 35 minutes to start.
Bryan Mbeumo fired the primary warning shot and minimize within the crossbar a few minutes with a curling left foot shot, and he must have scored a couple of minutes later and planted a header outdoors at six yards after good work from Rico Henry.
Ivan Toney then examined the athletics of 36-year-old Lukasz Fabianski, and Poland confirmed why he has up to now stored Alphonse Areola on the sidelines this season – misplaced closely to preserve a low run on his close to publish.
Brentford’s dominance continued they usually have been rewarded with the opening aim in 21 minutes. Tony’s defensive break up ball to Sergi Canos gave one other good save from Fabianski, however he might solely palm the ball out to Mbeumo – who simply turned the ball over the road from an acute angle.
Goal line approach confirmed that the ball crossed the road, and it was apparently the shot within the arm that West Ham wanted to come back to life.
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– Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) October 3, 2021
Said Benrahma had the hosts’ greatest likelihood of the primary half, taking pictures outdoors the field after good play from Michail Antonio, earlier than his free kick shortly after the break was spectacularly tipped by David Raya.
The hammers then took full management and held out in entrance of a capability crowd. Jarrod Bowen actually must have scored when he was chosen by destiny to confront a vast open aim following a fantastic play by Pablo Fornals after a nook.
The residence workforce continued to press, regardless that they struggled to check Raya in Brentford’s aim. Their never-say-die angle was rewarded with ten minutes left, when Bowen fantastically managed a half volley in the underside nook after Aaron Cresswell’s nook was handed.
But the drama didn’t finish there when Wissa, a late alternative, kicked residence unquestionably after Pontus Jansson’s nod had been stored out by Fabianski.
This is how each side rated it.
Fabianski made a few sensible stops / Stu Forster / Getty Images
Lukasz Fabianski (GK) – 7/10 – Saved excellently from Toney early and was extremely unfortunate to see his fingertip rescue from Sergi Canos fall into Mbeumo’s path. Even then, he nearly saved the return.
Vladimir Coufal (RB) – 5/10 – Unusual waste of his early demise and craving far an excessive amount of of Bowen. Grew into the sport and turned a risk that ran in behind Henry.
Kurt Zouma (RCB) – 5/10 – The higher of West Ham’s two central defenders – however nonetheless had it actually robust in opposition to Mbeumo and Toney. Booked in the primary half after flattening the latter.
Angelo Ogbonna (LCB – 4/10 – Showed his age for the primary time in a West Ham shirt. Sucked out of place for Brentford’s aim and noticed off the tempo in the direction of an lively entrance duo who twisted roles just like the deep ones and went ahead seamlessly.
Aaron Cresswell (LB) – 6/10 – Ensured that West Ham posed a risk from lifeless balls with unbelievable deliveries into the field. Just a little prolonged early defensively however helped early to even out what was a one-sided competitors.
Benrahma once more appeared good for West Ham / Julian Finney / Getty Images
Declan Rice (CM) – 6/10 – It’s infrequently that Rice is overshadowed, however Brentford’s power in numbers took him utterly out of the sport in the primary half. Got extra foothold when West Ham took management however removed from their best possible.
Tomas Soucek (CM) – 5/10 – Like Rice, Soucek had a arduous time coping – he typically noticed his stress circumvented by Brentford’s potential to pick out a free man.
Said Benrahma (AM) – 6/10 – And livewire. Take benefit of Anton’s keep play and took some wonderful positions in and across the field, whereas his presence centrally helped suck out one in all Brentford’s trio of midfielders.
Antonio is working so arduous going ahead / Chloe Knott – Danehouse / Getty Images
Jarrod Bowen (RW) – 6/10 – Was annoyed in the primary half when West Ham struggled to get probably the most out of the possession they’d. Drove off the socks, and blended in lacking a golden alternative with a perfectly managed equalizer.
Michail Antonio (ST) – 7/10 – Demanding, energetic and stretched Brentford’s backline when the hammers remembered. Hold-up video games have been good at occasions.
Pablo Fornals (LW) – 5/10 – Started getting West Ham to shoot, and realized he wanted to get deeper to match Brentford numbers. Not his greatest outing.
Ethan Pinnock was mild for Brentford / IAN KINGTON / Getty Images
David Raya (GK) – 6/10 – Tipped over Benrahma’s free kick early within the second half, however was not examined an excessive amount of provided that West Ham dominated after the break.
Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jørgensen – 6/10 – Safe and calm in the whole lot he did. A really expert alternative for the injured Kristoffer Ajer and is aware of when to make a tactical foul. Booked.
Pontus Jansson (CB) – 7/10 – Be up to the mark early doorways as Brentford suffocated West Ham’s risk. Started getting more durable as soon as Antonio got here to life.
Ethan Pinnock (LCB) – 7/10 – Solid in protection and linked nicely with Henry, particularly in the primary half. Made a vital block from Fornals.
Christian Norgaard caught to Brentford / IAN KINGTON / Getty Images
Sergi Canos (RWB) – 7/10 – Exceptionally early when West Ham chased Brentford across the park. Had extra work to do defensively because the match continued however didn’t shirk his duty.
Shandon Baptiste (RCM) – 6/10 – Forced off with a shoulder damage when Brentford have been actually good at the highest.
Christian Norgaard (CM) – 8/10 – Discovered completely the whole lot in midfield. A merciless achievement and one which allowed others to shine round him.
Frank Onyeka (LCM) – 6/10 – Often the reserve man in Brentford’s midfield three, who helps to switch protection to assault at a quick tempo.
Rico Henry (LWB) – 7/10 – Really vivid early, which limits Coufal’s potential to maneuver ahead as nicely as to drive backwards in time.
Ivan Toney was superb once more / Julian Finney / Getty Images
Bryan Mbeumo (FW) – 8/10 – Really, actually good early. Came brief, drove vast and ran backwards in time. Took his aim sensible and had dangerous luck together with his early effort that minimize the bar.
Ivan Toney (FW) – 8/10 – Another sensational efficiency from Toney, particularly in the course of the first half hour. Zouma and Ogbonna couldn’t include his motion, whereas his ball to let by way of the Canos was good.
The finish of Shandon’s afternoon?
Now comes Mathias!
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– Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) October 3, 2021
Mathias Jensen (RCM) – 6/10 – Slotted in after Baptiste left injured however quickly discovered that the present within the sport turned in opposition to him.
Mads Bidstrup (LCM) – N / A
Yoane Wissa (FW) – 7/10 – A late alternative, Wissa was alert to the hazard in West Ham’s field and fired an unstoppable effort previous Fabianski.