Frank Onyeka stars in Brentford’s late win at West Ham

Frank Onyeka

Frank Onyeka was pivotal in Brentford's late win at West Ham on Sunday.

Although the 23-year old Nigerian midfielder couldn't score or assist in the entertaining tie, he was quite illustrious for The Bees right from the middle of the park.

For the fifth match running, Onyeka's contribution to Brentford's daring start in the Premier League campaign has been immense.

And their latest victim was David Moyes' West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday.

Mbueno fired the visitors ahead in the 21st minute of the tie after Lukasz Fabianski had saved a Sergi Canós effort earlier – with this being the fifth match in which The Bees have scored first this season.

Onyeka's Brentford continued to dictate the tempo of the game even after going ahead before half time with the former Midtjylland midfielder tidying things up in a five-man midfield.

And even after the exit of Shandon Baptiste on the half hour mark due to injury, it meant no problem for the visitors in containing the threats from West Ham.

Shortly before Onyeka was brought off, Jared Bowen's sweet strike leveled things for The Hammers with ten minutes left to play and the equalizer forced the hands of Thomas Frank to make a change and fight for a draw.

And in doing so, Onyeka was replaced with Mads Bidstrup after eighty-two minutes. He recorded a total of 14 accurate passes, winning 9 ground duels and 3 interceptions for The Bees before he left the pitch of play.

Brentford struck very late in the game though to become the first side since Hull City in the 2008/09 season to win their first four away Premier League matches.

This article was most recently revised and updated 12 months ago

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