Brentford Tame Wolves at the Molineux 0-2

Brentford Tame Wolves at the Molineux

Brentford sealed their first top-flight win at the Molineux since April 1947 via two first half goals as Bruno Lage's men loses their fourth match of the first five in the Premier League this campaign.

Fresh from last week's 2-0 win at The Vicarage Road last week against Watford, Wolves started on a bright note in search of back-to-back victories to hand them a boost on the league table.

Adams Traoré in is usual fashion, bursted through Brentford's defense very early in the first half before delivering a thunderous strike that went over the bar, but it was the Bees who drew the first blood.

Fernando Marçal wrestled Ivan Toney to the ground and the ‘Bees' leading marksman dusted himself off before firing home from 12-yards.

The game proceeded. Traoré remained Wolves' only source for goals as Bruno Lage's men went in search of an equalizer. Again, Traoré's 25-yard strike came crashing back off the crossbar.

Brentford have only won one league game at Molineux in the last century, but their chances of claiming a rare win in the Midlands drastically increased, when Bryan Mbeumo tapped home to convert Toney's cross.

Wolves' plan for the opening stages of the second-half would undoubtedly have been to get the crowd back on side, but Rúben Neves' sloppiness in possession from kick-off, which gifted a chance to Mbeumo did little to ease the anger of the Wolves faithful.

On the hour mark, Wolves were handed an advantage when Shandon Baptiste picked up his second yellow but the Bees continued to repel Wolves' various onslaughts.

Despite their relentless pressure, Wolves were toothless in front of goal, with Hwang Hee-chan opening up a couple of half-chances which never came to fruition, meaning Brentford's fairytale start to life in the Premier League continues to gather pace.

With the result, Wolves have become the second premier league top side to be stung by the Bees after Arsenal on the opening day of the season.

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