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Ivan Toney’s stunning performance was the foundation for Brentford’s 5-2 win over Leeds United on superb performanceafternoon at the Gtech Community Stadium.

It was stunning to see the team win 5 goals in Premier League game and the first time the Club had witnessed such win since April 1938.

Ivan’s was fouled which gave chance to a penalty, and was his 50th for the Club, which earned the fifth-fastest player in history to that mark. 

Adding two more, both superb performance, it was left to Bryan Mbeumo and birthday boy Yoane Wissa to complete the home side’s wining.

Thomas Frank was able to give an ovation to Pontus Jansson back after his foot injury while Kristoffer Ajer made the matchday squad for the first time since the tournamnet. For Leeds, Cody Drameh dominated the full-back while Joe Gelhardt replaced the injured Rodrigo up front.

Brentford commenced with a strong pressure, the high press putting leeds into many disarrays in possession at the beginningof the match. From one of those, Robin Koch sent the ballstraight to Mathias Jensen, the midfielder was active, Saw Meslier off his line and tried an effort from the angle of the box inches wide of the far post. 

The Bees were pressuring with Leeds’ so much, Shandon Baptiste in particular played very well, while Rico Henry and Lewis-Potter went down the left together. Opportunities by the away side was restricted to Jack Harrison making series of effort, which they saw as a great threat more than Raya’s goal, and Gelhardt’s blocked shot.

Gelhardt shots was a massive threat to the Leeds side, Rayarange was easy and his long sight was incredible and the second was nowhere near the goal post, before Toney took on the ball again.

They scored just few minutes before the break, but the home side tried to win over their defeat during the half-time as Sinisterra took it upon himself to take a fine short and redeem his mistakes. The Striker put the ball through over Henry in midfield and then took a fine shot across David Raya and in from 25 yards to turn the game around. 

Opposition Head Coach Jesse Marsch had annoying figure as the game went on and eventually the game difficulty and frustration got hold on him. When a penalty appeal was turned down, he rushed the Assistant Referee while pointing towards the VAR monitor. Accidental or not, Fourth Official Keith Stroud called upon Mr Jones’ attention who gave him a red card. 

Toney nearly ended the game with another free-kick, this one was denied by the bar. Brentford’s momentum was then halted as Mee and Luke Ayling clashed into themselves leading to a halt. When the game resumed with little remaining, Leeds got themselves back into the game.

In truth, they had better opportunity. In trying to turn home a cross, Bamford got his feet mixed up and his effort to convert from six yards failed. The clearance was heading into the box but the superb performance of Roca was denied by Raya from eight yards. 

His efforts were all lost as Raya couldn’t do when the two Spaniards next faced

All Raya’s efforts are always futile when the Spaniards next faced each other, Roca putting Ayling’s low cross across David and in with 11 minutes in the game.

If Brentford had much time/options, their next pattern of play didn’t help them or put them in a good position. When the match commenced, the ball was played up to Toney. He passed it on to an offside Mbeumo who put a through to past Meslier. Fortunately the flag went up for offside. However, replays showed that the touch hadn’t been off Toney but by the Leeds captain, Koch. After series of, long VAR check of the day, the decision again resulted in our favor, two-goal lead came to an end. 

This time there was no way out for Leeds as, into the extra time of the match, Wissa robbed Llorente on the edge of the box and Meslier was defeated for the fifth-time in that game after a close-range effort across him.

The 95 minutes in the game, the final six minutes passed without incident as Thomas Frank’s team secured two wins in three on their home side this campaign.  

Brentford: Raya; Hickey, Jansson (c), Mee, Henry; Janelt (Zanka 67), Baptiste (Onyeka 59), Jensen (Damsgaard 83); Mbeumo (Wissa 83), Lewis-Potter (Dasilva 59), Toney 

Subs not used: Strakosha, Ghoddos, Ajer, Roerslev Leeds United: Meslier; Drameh (Ayling 70), Llorente, Koch (c), Struijk; Adams, Roca (Greenwood 86); Sinisterra (Summerville 59), Aaronson, Harrison (Bamford 46); Gelhardt (Klich 59) 

Subs not used: Klaesson, Forshaw, Cooper, Hjelde, Greenwood Attendance: 16,946

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