Brentford 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

27 Aug

Lewis Macleod


Lewis Macleod has started all four of Brentford’s Championship games so far this season

BBC coverage

How to follow:
BBC local radio; live text commentary on the BBC Sport website

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Second Half ends, Brentford 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Harlee Dean (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

Goal! Brentford 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a cross following a set piece situation.

Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Scott Hogan (Brentford).

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Almen Abdi tries a through ball, but Atdhe Nuhiu is caught offside.

Second yellow card to Lasse Vibe (Brentford) for a bad foul.

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lasse Vibe (Brentford).

Attempt blocked. Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a cross.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

Attempt saved. Almen Abdi (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

Foul by Almen Abdi (Sheffield Wednesday).

Ryan Woods (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution, Brentford. Andreas Bjelland replaces Romaine Sawyers.

Foul by Almen Abdi (Sheffield Wednesday).

Lasse Vibe (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum Elder (Brentford).

Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

Lasse Vibe (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Nico Yennaris (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution, Brentford. Sam Saunders replaces Lewis MacLeod.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Barry Bannan tries a through ball, but Kieran Lee is caught offside.

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Almen Abdi replaces Liam Palmer.

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Hogan (Brentford).

Attempt missed. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Callum Elder.

Second yellow card to David Jones (Sheffield Wednesday).

Foul by Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday).

Scott Hogan (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Romaine Sawyers (Brentford).

Attempt blocked. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Brentford will check on midfielder Lewis Macleod (knee), while Andreas Bjelland could return to the defence.

Goalkeeper Jack Bonham and defender Yoann Barbet (ankle) are out, and midfielders Alan McCormack (heel) and Alan Judge (knee) are also sidelined.

Sheffield Wednesday remain without injured trio Jose Semedo, Glenn Loovens and Marco Matias.

Former Burnley midfielder David Jones could start after making his debut from the bench in the Owls’ defeat by Leeds.

Analysis

BBC Radio London’s Billy Reeves: “Brentford gaffer Dean Smith has been busy dismissing suitors for injured star man Alan Judge and striker Scott Hogan, who returned from long-term injury earlier this year.

“Smith has also been defending his side’s controversial free-kick routine, in which two or three players stand a few yards from the opposition goalkeeper to upset the planning of the defensive wall.

“That aside, Brentford have won their two home games and lost two away. With no new injury worries the Bees take on one of the pre-season favourites in Sheffield Wednesday, who will attempt to turn midfield into a proper scrap.”

Match facts

  • Brentford haven’t won any of their last six league games against Sheffield Wednesday (D2 L4).
  • The Owls have lost only one of their last 10 trips to the Bees in all competitions, winning five and drawing four.
  • Scott Hogan has netted eight goals in his last eight league appearances for Brentford.
  • The Owls have lost consecutive league games for the first time since September 2015; they last lost three in a row in May 2014.
  • Brentford are unbeaten in their last six league games at Griffin Park, winning five (D1).
  • Sheffield Wednesday have scored just two goals in their opening four games; their lowest return at this stage of the season since 2005-06.

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