Sixth defeat in seven video games provides Brentford unfamiliar sinking feeling | EUROtoday

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Brentford appeared so safe so just lately. After two profitable campaigns, they appeared to have established themselves as a well-run, upwardly cell Premier League power for whom a European slot was a extra sensible than quixotic notion.

Third time round, it hasn’t been fairly so straight forwards and final evening’s chaotic defeat to medical Wolverhampton Wanderers was their sixth in seven video games and the relegation berths are hoving into undesirable view.

“It’s one of those game you have every year,” sighed Thomas Frank, the Brentford supervisor. “Two big mistake for goals, plus two we don’t normally give away. But we’ll get out of this minor run of bad form. We’re a good team, a good squad and we have character in abundance.”

Even after a 10-day break enabled by Manchester City’s Club World Cup jaunt, Brentford stay waylaid by absences past their management (accidents to Rico Henry, Bryan Mbeumo, Aaron Hickey, Kevin Schade, Kristoffer Ayer, Josh Dasilva), however, additionally self-inflicted wounds resembling Ivan Toney’s betting escapades and suspensions to Frank Onyeka and Ben Mee.

Yet, for all their personnel points, Brentford had been the architects of their very own downfall,: wretched in defence, the place it’s arduous to think about Nathan Collins could have had a extra disastrous 90 minutes throughout which he was at direct fault for 2 targets, complicit in a 3rd and missed a first-half sitter

“I’ve told Nathan it’ll  never be worse than this,” mused Frank.  “He’ll never forget this and while he’ll  be down tonight, tomorrow the sun will rise and I expect him to walk into the training ground, head held high. Kif he sits in a corner feeling sorry for himself, he’ll be lost.”

As it all the time does, Brentford’s industrious midfield created probabilities, however with out Toney and Mbeumo, they had been shorn of a  innovative. With Toney removed from sure to return in any respect as the larger golf equipment circle and the January switch, window looms, these are essentially the most ominous instances of Frank’s hitherto glittering reign.

Two under-strength defences made for a remarkably open contest, the place errors would move and targets would observe. Wolves piled the stress on the bewildered Mads Roerslev and Brentford virtually scored early on, albeit for Wolves when Vitaly Janelt sliced Hwang Hee-Chan’s cross over his personal bar.

Famine would quickly develop into feast with three targets in three loopy minutes. Brentford struggled to clear a nook earlier than Pablo Sarabia crossed deep. Mario Lemina was left alone to plant a easy header previous Mark Flekken.