Brentford ended their three-game losing run with a 3 -0 home victory over struggling Sheffield Wednesday to maintain their place behind Norwich in the Championship’s top two.
Bryan Mbeumo guided in Sergi Canos’ volley from close range to put the home side in front after Wednesday failed to clear a looping throw.
However, it took until the 88 th minute for the Bees to give themselves breathing space, Saman Ghoddos sliding Mbeumo’s pass wide of Owls keeper Joe Wildsmith.
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Wednesday, who had decent periods of possession, failed to take advantage of their hosts ‘stuttering start when Barry Bannan’s shot was beaten behind by David Raya and Tom Lees headed wide.
Chances after that were limited, though Liam Palmer’s solo run ended with a swerving shot drifting wide and Bees keeper Raya claimed a couple of tricky crosses from wide positions.
They were also unhappy with a tackle by Henrik Dalsgaard, a cynical ‘halting’ tackle on substitute Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, which led to him going off.