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Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Brentford: Ivan Toney double fires Bees to victory

Report and highlights from the Sky Bet Championship clash at Hillsborough

Wednesday 21 October 2020 22:04, UK

Ivan Toney scored twice as Brentford recorded their first Championship away victory of the season, winning 2-1 at Sheffield Wednesday.

Jack Marriott made his full debut for Wednesday after signing on loan from Derby County last week.

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank handed first starts to Saman Ghoddos – signed from Amiens SC last month and Germany U21 international Vitaly Janelt, who joined the Bees from VfL Bochum earlier this month.

Marriott put a low shot on target early on which was comfortably saved by David Raya.

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Brentford took a seventh-minute lead when Henrik Dalsgaard’s low drive was parried by Cameron Dawson and Toney was the first to react, seizing on the loose ball and firing into the net.

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Toney threatened again at the end of a good move, hitting the side netting after being forced wide.

Raya made a good save to keep out a well-struck shot from Adam Reach, who had made a strong run into the area.

Brentford’s Bryan Mbeumo also went close with an effort from inside the area, cutting inside before firing in a curling effort which just cleared the bar.

The hosts equalised when Barry Bannan found Kadeem Harris on the right and his cross was met by a stooping header from Callum Paterson after 25 minutes.

Brentford regained the lead when Toney scored his second goal of the night six minutes later, meeting Janelt’s corner with a near-post header.

A good build-up in the latter stages of the half led to Mathias Jensen finding himself through on goal with Dawson coming to his side’s rescue with an important block.

Dalsgaard also posed a threat with a rasping drive which was only just off target.

Wednesday boss Garry Monk made a change for the start of the second half with Joey Pelupessy replacing Alex Hunt.

There was a second change for the home side soon after the re-start when Josh Windass appeared to pick up a knock and made way for Fisayo Dele-Bashiru.

Brentford lost skipper Pontus Jansson, who looked to have suffered a hamstring injury, with Mads Bech Sorensen taking his place.

Toney spurned a chance to complete his hat-trick, scuffing a shot wide after connecting with Sergi Canos’ low cross.

Wednesday made a change in attack with Jordan Rhodes taking over from Marriott.

Josh Dasilva then went close for Brentford with a curling effort from inside the area.

Wednesday never threatened to draw level in a second half which failed to match the quality of the first as they went down to their first home defeat of the season.

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