Bruno Lage’s home-win wait continued after Brentford beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 at Molineux.
wolves Ivan Toney (pencil) and Bryan Mbeumo were beaten well in front of their own fans as the Bees scored.
The Wolves have been burdened with their first win at Molineux this season, but they have given the worst performance. Lage period.
Brentford had the ball in the net four times in the first half, but luckily, Toney’s two hits were eliminated for the Wolves – one offside and the other handball by VAR review.
Almost moved to Molineux in 2014, Toney was the Wolves’ chief torturer.
He was dragged to the ground by Marcal at the Brentford corner in the 26th minute and scored from the penalty spot.
Adam Traore He is always the Wolves’ most dangerous attacker and is almost instantly leveled off with a shot from slinging range on the crossbar.
Brentford played Lage’s high press brilliantly in the 45th minute, passing Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho in midfield and pulling the Wolves over them before the balls flew into Toney.
One of those passes isolated Max Kilman against Toney on the left, and the Brentford striker outstripped his Wolves counterpart before squaring the ball for Mbeumo to make it 2-0.
For the first time this season, the Wolves have completely failed. Lage responded by replacing Romain Saiss at halftime with Hwang Hee-chan and moving on to the quartet.
Now on the right flank, Traore remained the Wolves’ biggest threat, making a cross that begged for Bees goalie David Raya to be turned into the far post but no one was there.
The Wolves’ comeback hopes were bolstered with about 30 minutes left when Shandon Baptiste was ordered to march by referee Darren England. Baptiste is shown a second yellow card after fouling Francisco Trincao in midfield.
The Wolves had to attack and Lage responded by putting Daniel Podence and Fabio Silva in the game for Marcal and Nelson Semedo.
Traore refused to relinquish the fight and rushed down the flank before producing a cross that was his trademark for Jimenez, in which the striker expanded excruciatingly.
The Mexicans continue to wait for goals and the Wolves continue to expect a win at Molineux this season after Brentford’s stay.
Jose Sa 5
Although the goalkeeper would blame his defence, Brentford could not do anything about the goals. Sa made several stops to prevent Brentford from adding to his lead before nearly giving Toney another late giveaway.
Max Kilman 5
Kilman has been very impressive this season but should get his fair share of Mbeumo’s goal. On the left wing, the centre-back was muscular and behind, and the Wolves paid the ultimate price.
Conor Cody 5
The Wolves captain had no way of dealing with Toney in this game, which was the dominant performance of Brentford’s striker.
Romain Saiss 5
Saiss was no worse than his teammates in a particularly challenging first half, but when Lage decided to switch formations, he was a clear candidate to be addicted to.
Nelson Semedo 5
The Portuguese right-back was unable to impose himself on the forward play and became increasingly ineffective as the game progressed.
Ruben Neves 5
Neves has been breathtaking at times this season, but it wasn’t his best work. After the decisions were made against Wolves, he spent the back end of the first half arguing with the referee and needed a timeout to regain his composure.
He improved himself at halftime and tried to keep the Wolves moving forward, but his passing lacked his usual vigor.
Joao Moutinho 5
He gave the ball cheap in preparation for Toney’s second goal, which was disallowed in his worst performance of the season to date.
We all praise Marcal, but there’s no excuse for a penalty-kill foul on Toney. The Brazilian’s forward-looking end product also left much to be desired.
Francisco Trincao 5
He played in three different positions and finished the game at left-back, trying to make an impact in his preferred offensive role in the first half.
Raul Jimenez 5
It was a tough afternoon for the forward, who was frustrated in the downtime and threatened to take him down.
Jimenez ruined a rabona early in the game and never recovered. He should have scored in the last 10 minutes, but he went away with an empty goal.
Adama Traore 7
Traore was comfortably the former gold’s top player and created many openings for his teammates, including one Jimenez needed to bury.
In the second half, the Wolves returned to their approach from last season: Give the ball to Traore and hope for the best.
Hwang Hee-chan (for Saiss, 46) 6
He gave the Wolves the power to attack from the bench and never stopped running.
Daniel Podence (for Marcal, 72) 6
Another one that’s impressive upon arrival, and it won’t be long before he gets into the top 11.
Fabio Silva (for Semedo, 82) None
There’s not much to report on a silent cameo for the teen.
Unused: Ruddy, Mosquera, Boly, Hoever, Ait-Nouri, Dendoncker
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