Brentford 2-0 Ipswich Town

13 Aug

Brentford boss Dean Smith


Dean Smith’s Bees bounced back after losing at Huddersfield on the opening day of the season

Brentford summer signing John Egan struck twice inside eight second-half minutes to help his side claim their first three points of the season at home to Ipswich Town.

On his home debut, the ex-Gillingham defender powerfully headed in Lewis MacLeod’s cross to break the deadlock.

He then fired home left-footed after goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski could only parry a low Nico Yennaris shot.

That secured Brentford’s first home win against Ipswich since November 1955.

Against a side beaten at Huddersfield on the opening day, Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich were made to rue the squandering of a hatful of first-half chances.

Last week’s hat-trick debutant Grant Ward forced Bees keeper Daniel Bentley into a smart save with just two minutes gone before Conor Grant’s superb curling free-kick flew narrowly past the upright.

Everton loanee Grant went close again on 21 minutes when he raced down the left and cut in from the byline to force Bentley to tip onto his post with a low drive.

But, after the interval, it was a different story as the unmarked Egan headed in at the far post before then slotting his second into the empty net.

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 2, Ipswich Town 0.

Second Half ends, Brentford 2, Ipswich Town 0.

Offside, Brentford. Daniel Bentley tries a through ball, but Scott Hogan is caught offside.

Daniel Bentley (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

Substitution, Brentford. Josh McEachran replaces Nico Yennaris.

Attempt missed. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jonas Knudsen following a set piece situation.

Substitution, Brentford. Konstantin Kerschbaumer replaces Lewis MacLeod.

Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford).

Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Luke Chambers.

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

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Ryan Woods (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.

Attempt missed. Ryan Woods (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lewis MacLeod.

Attempt blocked. Lewis MacLeod (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Saunders.

Attempt missed. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers with a cross.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lewis MacLeod (Brentford).

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jonathan Douglas replaces Kevin Bru.

Attempt blocked. Grant Ward (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christophe Berra.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

Attempt missed. Lewis MacLeod (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nico Yennaris.

Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town).

Foul by Scott Hogan (Brentford).

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Kevin Bru tries a through ball, but Freddie Sears is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Lewis MacLeod (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Lewis MacLeod (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Attempt saved. Lewis MacLeod (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution, Brentford. Sam Saunders replaces Maxime Colin.

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Teddy Bishop replaces Conor Grant.

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Adam Webster.

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