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90' + 6'
C. Coady
Yellow Card
P. Jansson
Yellow Card
S. Baptiste
Yellow 2nd/RC
B. Mbeumo
I. Toney
0 - 2
I. Toney
Penalty Goal
0 - 1

Match Stats

61% 38%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 0 3
Total Passes 519 324
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That's all from Molineux today, so thank you for joining us and goodbye!
A busy end to the month is in store for the Midlands side, who will take on Tottenham in the EFL Cup on September 22 before travelling to Southampton in the league four days later. Meanwhile, buoyant Brentford are in cup action next week too, as they take on Oldham Athletic, and they have a home game against Liverpool to look forward to at the end of September.
Brentford are deserving winners today, as they rode out a brief early flurry from Wolves to secure a precious three points at Molineux. Ivan Toney reigned supreme with his composure under pressure and involvement across the final third, making him a prime candidate for man of the match. On the other hand, the home side were toothless even against 10 men, and they are floundering near the foot of the table having lost four of their first five games this season.
C. Coady
Yellow Card
90' + 5' A frustrated Coady is booked for a needless foul on Toney in the final minute of the match.
90' + 4' ALMOST! Neves cracks a trademark long-distance attempt just over the bar, having been played in by Kilman. Possibly the final chance for Wolves to at least grab a consolation goal.
90' + 3' Due to the sending-off and a few brief stoppages, we are playing six minutes of added time at Molineux. Wolves need to produce some magic urgently!
90' + 1' Now Janelt drags a shot wearily wide, with his left-footed effort failing to trouble Sa but at least eating up valuable time.
89' Though he is ultimately ruled offside, Mbeumo breaks clear to thump a shot against the upright from outside the box. Despite being a man short, Brentford look as likely to score as their hosts!
87' JUST WIDE! A golden opportunity to pull one back goes astray, as Traore finally gets his delivery right - whipping in a delicious cross for Jimenez, who heads just past the post from close range. Surely this is just not Wolves' day?
86' Toney tries an ambitious lobbed effort from the edge of the area, but it sails over the top of Sa's goal.
84' Podence is fouled on the edge of the area by Janelt, but the resulting 25-yard free-kick is whipped comfortably over the bar by the disappointing Trincao.
Fábio Silva
Nélson Semedo
82' Semedo has had little joy out on the wing and is taken off by Lage, who throws on young Silva in search of a miraculous comeback.
M. Jørgensen
P. Jansson
82' After a delay, Jansson is withdrawn and the experienced Jorgensen replaces him at the back.
80' There is confusion and acrimony as Jansson delays proceedings by failing to come off the field in a timely manner. Ten-man Brentford may be resorting to time-wasting tactics here!
76' Coady goes down heavily under a challenge from Mbeumo near the centre circle, but is passed fit to continue after a brief on-pitch medical assessment.
M. Rasmussen
R. Henry
75' Having put in a solid shift out wide, Henry is now replaced by Roerslev.
P. Jansson
Yellow Card
74' Jansson is the latest man to be booked, for a foul in the far corner of the pitch.
74' Wolves may be well on top, but Brentford are holding firm and seem relatively untroubled by the hosts' efforts to break their 10-men down.
Daniel Podence
Fernando Marçal
72' Lage makes another change to the Wolves XI, as Marcal comes off and Podence provides fresh legs and ideas from the bench.
69' Ajer makes a crucial late tackle on Hwang, who latched onto a chest-down from Jimenez but was denied by the intervention of the former Celtic defender.
F. Onyeka
Sergi Canós
68' To compensate for Baptiste's moment of madness, Canos is withdrawn by Brentford, with Onyeka on in midfield for the final 20 minutes.
66' Frank is preparing a change, as the game comes to a temporary halt due to an injury for Jansson.
64' This could be a game-changer, as Baptiste is sent for an early bath, having rugby-tackled Trincao to the turf shortly after receiving his first yellow card. The Bees are down to 10 men!
63' Trincao is hauled down in midfield by Baptiste who has just been booked!
61' Another wayward cross by Traore sails over to the opposite flank from the right-hand side, and today appears to be one of those occasions when his lack of precision costs Wolves several presentable opportunities.
S. Baptiste
Yellow Card
59' Now Baptiste is given a yellow card of his own for a rugged sliding challenge on Marcal, who complains loudly to anyone within earshot.
Rúben Neves
Yellow Card
58' Neves resorts to hacking down Baptiste as the Brentford man races through into the final third, and is rightly booked by the referee.
55' Neat footwork from Hwang gets him past Jansson on the right touchline, but the half-time substitute is unable to get the ball back into the danger area.
53' Marcal intervenes on the edge of the box as Toney seeks to create another opening, and Wolves remain vulnerable as they throw bodies forward in pursuit of a much-needed goal.
51' Jimenez is called just offside on the right flank, as he collects a fine long ball from his goalkeeper. Wolves have definitely looked more threatening since their switch to four at the back.
49' Wolves nearly pull a goal back in curious circumstances, as Traore stands a cross up to the back post, which leaves Raya flapping desperately as it loops over his head. However, it just evades the far post and no other Wolves players are alive enough to take advantage of the opportunity.
R. Henry
Yellow Card
47' Henry is the third man booked today, after he commits a foul on Wolves substitute Hwang.
47' ALMOST A THIRD! Brentford spurn a good chance to take a three-goal lead, as Mbeumo curls his 20-yard shot over the bar, having capitalised on an uncharacteristic Neves error deep in defensive territory. A lucky escape for Wolves early in the second half!
Hwang Hee-Chan
R. Saïss
46' Lage has shuffled his pack, as the yellow-carded Saiss is withdrawn for another attacking player, recent signing Hwang.
46' We are back under way at Molineux, and the home side have made a half-time change.
Wolves’ win at Watford last time out may have ended a run of six straight league defeats, but the Midlands side have lost each of their last three home league games and are now on course to add a fourth match to that unwanted streak.
Though Brentford may have taken the lead against the run of play - largely thanks to Marcal's foolish attempts at manhandling the omnipresent Toney inside the area - they are ultimately good value for a first-half lead, even if a two-goal advantage flatters them a little. Undoubtedly, Lage has a rebuilding job on his hands during the interval, as his Wolves team have not only lacked ideas in the final third, but were also worryingly fragile under pressure from the visitors as the half wore on. 
45' Saiss fires a left-footed shot from outside the box well off target, as Wolves look increasingly desperate to pull a goal back before the break.
43' Jimenez clumsily concedes a free-kick deep inside the Brentford half, having mistimed his leap to beat Mbeumo to the ball. Wolves are struggling to put together a decisive move, for all their commitment to attacking play.
40' After a relatively staid opening period, this match has begun to resemble a basketball game, with play switching from one end of the pitch to the other as Wolves lose a little discipline.
R. Saïss
Yellow Card
38' Toney is causing more trouble for the Wolves defence, causing Saiss to commit a foul which earns him a deserved yellow card.
I. Toney
34' Toney has adapted to life in the Premier League with ease it seems, as he makes another telling contribution - escaping Kilman and cutting back for Mbeumo to slot home Brentford's second on the break.
B. Mbeumo
34' A SECOND GOAL FOR BRENTFORD! The game is going end to end now, and Mbeumo can't fail to tuck in a sitter from close range after a precise low cross from Toney on the right. A superb assist, and the front two combine to put their team two goals ahead! Wolves 0-2 Brentford.
32' OFF THE BAR! Traore rattles a thunderbolt off the bar from 20 yards, after Jimenez latches on to Sa's long ball from the back and plays his forward colleague in. So close to an equaliser!
31' Toney's second is disallowed by the VAR, as there is clear evidence of a handball before he tucked the ball in from close range. A let-off for Wolves!
30' Could Brentford go two up? Toney backheels a loose ball in the area straight into an empty net, but there are claims of a handball in the build-up.
I. Toney
Penalty Goal
28' BRENTFORD LEAD! Toney steps up fearlessly to slot the penalty he earned beyond the despairing dive of Sa, giving the Bees an unexpected advantage. It's Wolves 0-1 Brentford!
José Sá
Yellow Card
27' Sa is booked for his protests about the award of Brentford's penalty.
25' PENALTY KICK? Toney and Marcal indulged in a spot of grappling in the area, as they awaited the corner kick, so the VAR will study Brentford's claims for a penalty.
24' Neves is now forced to intervene at the other end, as he heads a Brentford corner from Canos clear at the near post.
22' Jimenez and Neves suffer crossed wires, as a promising break disintegrates on the edge of the Brentford box - the first Wolves move of substance in the last five minutes.
20' Mbeumo's flicked ball is just headed clear at full stretch by Kilman, as Brentford edge further up the pitch, but the away side are still looking impotent in the final third.
18' Having had just one attempt so far today, only Norwich City have had fewer shots on target in the Premier League this season than Brentford, with the Bees managing just one effort on target last time out against Brighton.
16' Again, Traore streaks through from just inside the Brentford half, but his direct run ends in a badly skewed shot from 25 yards, which sails into the stands behind the visitors' goal.
13' The corner is eventually struck wide of the target by Marcal inside a packed penalty area - Raya only has to watch it sail past the post.
12' Traore wins a corner on the left, by thumping a cross against Ajer, who gets across well to block the Spain international's path.
10' Amid howls of disapproval from the Molineux faithful, Jimenez goes down in a challenge with Pinnock, as Wolves quickly break, but the referee remains uninterested in claims for a free-kick on the right side of the area.
8' JUST OFFSIDE! With a neat side-footed finish, Toney has the ball in the back of the net, but his 'goal' is ruled out for an offside called on Mbeumo in the build-up.
7' A typically scintillating run by Traore ultimately comes to nothing, as he is shepherded inside and loses the ball by releasing it too late.
6' Wolves are certainly dictating the tempo so far, with most of the team pushed well inside the Brentford half.
5' Cutting inside from the left flank, Marcal traps a Neves cross-field ball and tries a whipped shot from 20 yards, but his effort sails well over Raya's crossbar.
3' Saiss concedes a free kick for a foul on Canos out on the right wing, but Brentford fail to make the most of an early set-piece.
1' The game is up and running, with the Wolves fans in full voice!
The players are taking up their positions at a sunny Molineux, with the match now set to get under way.
Unbeaten in their last four encounters with Brentford - recording three wins in the process - Wolves will have precedent on their side, though today's game will be the first meeting between the teams since a Championship clash in 2018.
Though they are without injured trio Jonny Castro, Pedro Neto and Hugo Bueno once again, Wolves have no new injury concerns, allowing Bruno Lage to name an unchanged XI. As a result, Hwang's strong performance off the bench last week - including a crucial goal - has not proved enough to help him usurp Trincao in the front three. Brentford have also resisted the temptation to switch things up this week, so Baptiste keeps his place ahead of Onyeka, while Mbeumo and Toney start in tandem up front.
SUBS: Dominic Thompson, Frank Onyeka, Mathias Jorgensen, Mathias Jensen, Yoane Wissa, Alvaro Fernandez, Saman Ghoddos, Marcus Forss, Mads Roerslev.
BRENTFORD (3-5-2): David Raya; Pontus Jansson, Kristoffer Ajer, Ethan Pinnock; Sergi Canos, Vitaly Janelt, Christian Norgaard, Shandon Baptiste, Rico Henry; Ivan Toney, Bryan Mbeumo.
SUBS: John Ruddy, Ki-Jana Hoever, Rayan Ait Nouri, Daniel Podence, Yerson Mosquera, Hwang Hee-Chan, Leander Dendoncker, Willy Boly, Fabio Silva.
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (3-4-2-1): Jose Sa; Romain Saiss; Conor Coady, Max Kilman; Marcal, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Nelson Semedo; Adama Traore, Trincao; Raul Jimenez.
Brentford, meanwhile, have conceded just twice in their four league games so far, as they sit on five points in the middle of the early-season standings. However, they went down to a 1-0 home defeat against Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend - their first Premier League loss.
Wolves host today's game at Molineux, after coming away with maximum points last time out with a win over Watford. They had previously suffered three straight 1-0 defeats - to Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United - in their opening fixtures of the 2021-22 Premier League season, so are now seeking back-to-back victories to continue their ascent of the table.
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