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Brentford v Wolverhampton Wanderers Live Commentary, 29/10/2022

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B. Mee (50)
Rúben Neves (52)
Gtech Community Stadium


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Mid-table Brentford travel to Nottingham Forest in the Premier League next Saturday, while Wolves' search for a win to move out of the relegation zone continues as they host Brighton.
It finishes honours even at the Gtech Community Stadium, where Brentford and Wolves play out a 1-1 draw. Ben Mee's stunning acrobatic volley was cancelled out by a brilliant first-time Ruben Neves finish for the visitors, who had Diego Costa sent off in stoppage time following a headbutt on Mee.
Diego Costa
Red Card
Wolverhampton Wanderers
90' + 7' RED CARD, COSTA! After consulting his pitchside monitor, the referee wastes no time in brandishing a red card in the direction of Costa. He can have no complaints in all fairness.
90' + 6' WOW! VAR are checking for a possible red card, and rightly so. Replays show Costa appearing to headbutt Mee in the build-up to that opportunity. The striker could be in deep trouble here.
90' + 5' Costa rises to meet Semedo's deep ball into the box, but cannot direct his header towards goal.
I. Toney
Yellow Card
90' + 3' Toney prevents Sa from launching a counter-attack and goes into the book.
90' + 1' There are going to be seven additional minutes at the conclusion of this contest. Plenty of time for both sides to find a winning goal.
90' Neves gets Wolves moving with a sweeping pass that picks out Guedes, who subsequently tries to feed Costa. However, Mee reads the situation and quickly snuffs out the danger.
89' Podence required a lengthy period of attention following that Damsgaard challenge. However, the winger eventually returns to his feet, and can continue for the remainder of the contest.
88' Wolves have gone 15 successive Premier League games without finding the net more than once. Now would be an ideal time to end that streak.
M. Damsgaard
Yellow Card
86' Damsgaard has his name taken for a rash challenge on Podence.
Rúben Neves
Yellow Card
Wolverhampton Wanderers
84' Neves is shown a yellow card for fouling Canos.
Gonçalo Guedes
Adama Traoré
Wolverhampton Wanderers
83' Wolves also make a change as Guedes replaces Adama Traore.
M. Rasmussen
K. Ajer
83' Rasmussen also enters the action for the Bees, with Ajer making way.
Sergi Canós
B. Mbeumo
83' Mbeumo also makes way with Canos coming on in his place.
F. Onyeka
J. Dasilva
83' A triple-change for Brentford. The first sees Dasilva replaced by Onyeka.
82' WHAT A CHANCE! Toney will be kicking himself for that one! The striker is completely unmarked as a cross is cushioned into his path, but he can only head wide from six yards out.
B. Mbeumo
Yellow Card
80' Mbeumo goes into the book for a rash challenge.
78' The visitors advance down the left before a deep cross is aimed at Costa, but the forward is crowded out by the alert Brentford defence.
76' A chance presents itself to Costa in the box, but his left-footed effort is saved by Raya.
K. Lewis-Potter
Y. Wissa
75' A change for the hosts with Lewis-Potter coming on for the final quarter of an hour in place of Wissa.
74' Blocked! Brentford threaten down the right and a cross is only cleared as far as Dasilva, whose goalbound low drive is blocked by a well-placed Collins.
71' Podence is in need of treatment following an aerial challenge with Costa and Mee. Although, the Italian appears fine to continue as he makes his way to the touchline.
69' We are heading towards the final 20 minutes at the Gtech Community Stadium. Can either side find a winner, or are we destined for a stalemate?
67' Brentford enjoy a prolonged spell of pressure after they are awarded a free-kick in a decent position. However, the Wolves defence deals with the threats, and are eventually off the hook.
65' Wissa hangs in the air to head Mbeumo's deep cross back into the danger zone, but none of his team-mates are alert and Brentford clear the danger.
63' Costa neatly works space to try his luck from the edge of the box. However, his eventual left-footed effort is a tame one and easy for Raya to gather.
62' Sa is back on his feet and, with his head bandaged up, Kilman also returns to the thick of the action.
61' Sa is now in need of attention as he goes down. The medical team have certainly earned their money today.
59' We have another stoppage following an aerial collision between Toney and Kilman. Both players are fine to continue, but the Wolves defender is off down the tunnel to get his head bandaged up.
57' Neves tries his luck from the edge of the box once more following a Wolves corner. But this time, his effort is high and wide of the target.
55' A nervy moment for Brentford as a lackadaisical Mee is dispossessed by Podence in the box, but Raya is quickly out to narrow the angle and block the Italian.
54' The contest suddenly bursts into life as Mee acrobatically gives Brentford the lead with his second goal for the club. But Wolves respond almost immediately with an equally impressive strike by Neves.
Nélson Semedo
Wolverhampton Wanderers
52' Semedo demonstrated great awareness to square the ball for Neves to brilliantly equalise.
Rúben Neves
Wolverhampton Wanderers
52' NEVES!!! 1-1! What a response by Wolves! The visitors trailed for just two minutes as Semedo lays the ball to the edge of the box, where Neves arrives and clinically sweeps it into the far corner.
B. Mbeumo
50' Mbeumo provided an inviting cross for Mee to attack.
B. Mee
50' MEE!!! 1-0 BRENTFORD! What a goal! The hosts take the lead in emphatic fashion. They neatly work a short corner before Mbeumo's cross is met by Mee, who beats Sa with a stunning acrobatic volley.
49' Brentford continue to apply the pressure. Mee flicks on a free-kick before a combination of Sa and Kilman deny Pinnock a clear sight at goal, albeit at the expense of a corner.
47' The hosts go straight onto the attack from the restart. Despite Wolves initially dealing with Henry's long throw, the threat remains before Mbeumo.
46' Brentford get us off and running again in the second half.
The two sides registered a combined 10 shots on goal during that first half, but not one of them was on target. Both will be hoping to carry a greater attacking threat when the contest resumes.
Injuries have provided the main talking points during the goalless first half at the Gtech Community Stadium, with both sides losing a player. Jensen limped off for Brentford in the 37th minute, with Matheus following for Wolves four minutes later.
45' + 6' Another stoppage in play due to injury, with Janelt down for Brentford on this occasion. The medical team are on to tend to the midfielder.
45' + 5' Boubacar Traore tries his luck from distance, but his ambitious attempt is well wide of the target and never troubling Raya.
45' + 3' Wolves look to hit their opponents on the counter with Adama Traore leading the charge. However, the Brentford defence quickly recovers to snuff out the threat.
45' + 1' We are going to have six minutes of additional time at the end of this first half.
44' Despite facing a succession of corners, the Brentford defence stands firm and eventually sees out the danger.
42' Moutinho straight into the action from a Wolves corner, as his shot deflects behind off Mee. Can the visitors capitalise on their pressure?
João Moutinho
Matheus Nunes
Wolverhampton Wanderers
41' Like Jensen, Matheus cannot continue after his earlier knock. Moutinho comes on in his place.
39' Still goaless as we approach the latter stages of the first half, with both sides yet to register a single shot on target so far.
M. Damsgaard
M. Jensen
37' Despite returning to the action, Jensen is unable to continue for Brentford and is replaced by Damsgaard.
35' Jensen was down for Brentford at the same time as Matheus. But thankfully, both players are able to continue in this game.
33' Another concern for Wolves as Matheus is clutching his left arm and in need of medical attention. The visitors will hope it is nothing too serious, and that he can carry on.
31' Brentford work their way into the Wolves box following a neat and patient build-up. However, the opportunity goes begging as Toney slips at the most untimely of moments.
Daniel Podence
Yellow Card
Wolverhampton Wanderers
30' Podence goes into the book for a late challenge on Ajer.
27' Relief for the visitors as Neves is back on his feet and in the thick of the action. Wissa, who was caught on the case during the challenge, has a change of shirt.
25' Concern for Wolves as Neves stays down following an aerial challenge with Wissa. The skipper is holding his leg and appears to be in some discomfort.
23' Wolves are winless in their last 10 away league games, losing each of their last three. You must go back to 2010 for the last time they went longer without an away Premier League victory.
21' JUST WIDE! Stepping away from a challenge, Dasilva takes aim from 20 yards. However, his left-footed strike is just wide of the far post.
20' Neves' eyes light up as he has a bit of time and space to get a shot away from range, but it flies high and wide of the target.
19' CHANCE! Neves is fine to continue without any treatment following that earlier coming together. Brentford finally turn their possession into something more tangible, but Toney miscues Mbeumo's cut-back off target from 12 yards.
17' Costa has the chance to run at Brentford's defence but the ball gets stuck under his feet a little and he soon loses possession. The referee has to halt play as Neves was caught by Wissa and possibly needs some treatment.
15' Referee Madley has just been speaking to both captains about the number of infringements. Play continues and Costa gets on the end of an inswinging Podence delivery with his head, but he is unable to keep it on target.
13' The game has not really been allowed to get going so far due to a number of minor fouls. Traore brings down Ajer in central midfield in the latest example of that.
11' Ivan Toney has scored six goals in his past seven Premier League games, accounting for 75 per cent of Brentford's total in these matches (6/8). Overall, Toney has scored 30 per cent of the Bees' Premier League goals, the highest percentage of any player for a team in the competition.
9' Thomas Frank's hosts have seen more of the ball in the early stages (72 per cent) but it is Wolves who have had the only attempt, albeit a scuffed shot from Podence.
7' Brentford work the ball out wide to Wissa, but he is unable to pick out Toney in the middle as the ball sails out of play for a goal-kick.
5' SAVE! The first on-target attempt of the match sees Neves pick the ball off Jensen and play in Podence, whose weak attempt is right at Raya.
3' Adama Traore attempts to burst clear down the right but he effectively runs the ball straight out of play. The Wolves winger wants a free-kick but referee Bobby Madley feels otherwise.
Nélson Semedo
Yellow Card
Wolverhampton Wanderers
1' Henry charges down the left-hand side but is halted by Semedo, who receives a yellow card inside the opening 60 seconds. Not ideal!
1' KICK-OFF! Wolves, in desperate need of a morale-boosting result today, get us up and running. Leicester lost 1-0 to Manchester City in Saturday's early kick-off in what is a boost for both of these sides.
Both sets of players have made their way onto the field in west London and kick-off is now just a few moments away.
Brentford have lost four of their past six league meetings with Wolves (W1 D1), with two of those defeats coming on home soil in March 2017 and January 2022. However, Wolves have lost each of their past four Premier League games in London, last losing more consecutively in the capital between September 2010 and November 2011 (six).
Wolves show two changes from their 4-0 defeat to Leicester, though unlike Brentford they have stuck with the same 4-3-3 formation. Semedo replaces Jonny at right-back and Boubacar Traore is preferred to the benched Moutinho in central midfield.
Brentford make three alterations from their loss to Villa and also appear to have changed formation, with Thomas Frank opting for a 4-3-3 as opposed to the previous 5-3-2. Mee, Dasilva and Wissa are brought into the side in place of Jorgensen, Roerslev and Onyeka.
Subs: Rayan Ait-Nouri, Jonny, Hwang Hee-chan, Matija Sarkic, Yerson Mosquera, Goncalo Guedes, Joao Moutinho, Chem Campbell, Joe Hodge.
WOLVES XI (4-2-3-1): Jose Sa; Nelson Semedo, Nathan Collins, Max Kilman, Hugo Bueno; Boubacar Traore, Ruben Neves (c); Adama Traore, Matheus Nunes, Daniel Podence; Diego Costa.
Subs: Sergi Canos, Mads Roerslev, Matthew Cox, Yegor Yarmolyuk, Keane Lewis-Potter, Mikeel Damsgaard, Frank Onyeka, Saman Ghoddos, Mathias Jorgensen.
BRENTFORD XI (4-3-3): David Raya; Kristoffer Ajer, Ben Mee, Ethan Pinnock, Rico Henry; Josh Dasilva, Vitaly Jenelt, Mathias Jensen; Bryan Mbeumo, Ivan Toney (c), Yoane Wissa.
Wolves were themselves on the end of a 4-0 loss last time out, with the hammering at the hands of Leicester City leaving them 19th in the Premier League, five points behind 11th-placed opponents Brentford. The visitors have lost five of their past six league matches, failing to score in four of those, and will remain under the caretaker charge of Steve Davis until the new year.
Brentford appeared to return to form by following up a 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion with a creditable goalless draw against Chelsea, but they were thumped 4-0 by Aston Villa last weekend and could do with responding in front of their home fans today.
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