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Luton 1 – 5 Brentford



Luton 1 - 5 Brentford

Luton’s relegation fears have been significantly worsened by sensible Brentford at Kenilworth Street, as Yoane Wissa’s first-half double was complimented by objectives from Ethan Pinnock, Keane Lewis-Potter and Kevin Schade to safe a powerful 5-1 victory.

The Hatters have 4 video games to rescue their season, beginning with a visit to Wolves subsequent weekend, whereas the Bees have pulled miles away from the drop zone and may now contemplate themselves protected – 10 factors higher off than 18th-placed Luton.

Wissa’s superbly-taken opener arrived 24 minutes in, launched by strike accomplice Bryan Mbeumo within the absence of injured Ivan Toney, as he lashed an instinctive first-time effort past Thomas Kaminski.

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Brentford’s Yoane Wissa was left fuming at full-time in Brentford’s 5-1 win over Luton City within the Premier League after he was substituted when he was on a hat-trick

The second was much less emphatic however equally vital, scored in first-half stoppage time, as Luton’s backline went lacking to permit Wissa a easy tap-in from shut vary – upheld by VAR after a quick suspicion of offside.

Pinnock netted Brentford’s third from Sergio Reguilon’s nook because the guests’ dominance continued all through the second interval, earlier than Lewis-Potter turned house Mbeumo’s cross on the again publish, and substitute Kevin Schade rounded off a close-to-perfect afternoon – however for a late Luke Berry comfort strike.

Group information headlines

  • Luton have been boosted earlier than kick-off with Gabriel Osho and Albert Sambi Lokonga surprisingly declared match, and so they shaped two of 4 modifications for Rob Edwards as Issa Kabore and Teden Mengi additionally got here in.
  • Thomas Frank swapped three as Ethan Pinnock, Kris Ajer and Keane Lewis-Potter all began, however the recreation got here too quickly for injured striker Ivan Toney.

How Brentford ran riot at Luton

Yoane Wissa celebrates scoring the opening goal
Yoane Wissa celebrates scoring the opening objective

Luton had the possibility to tug away from the drop zone forward of Sunday’s assembly between fellow strugglers Everton and Nottingham Forest – the factors deduction derby.

It was an opportunity they squandered in fairly spectacular style.

Brentford, beneath strain themselves, inflicted Luton’s heaviest house defeat of the marketing campaign, profitable back-to-back video games for under the second time this time period to ease any lingering issues of being dragged into an undesirable relegation scrap.

Luton’s Premier League survival hopes were dealt an enormous blow
Luton’s Premier League survival hopes have been dealt an unlimited blow

Kenilworth Street remained in full voice till the bitter finish, undeterred by the scoreline, however Rob Edwards, and his weary gamers, seemed crestfallen. Survival stays an more and more unlikely uphill activity.

With Toney not concerned resulting from his ongoing hip concern, Thomas Frank watched his fluid entrance 4 run riot, with Wissa reaching the triumphant whole of 10 objectives for the season with two commanding strikes earlier than the interval.

Participant scores

Luton: Kaminski (5), Burke (5), Mengi (5), Osho (5), Kabore (5), Lokonga (7), Barkley (6), Doughty (5), Clark (5), Chong (5), Morris (6).

Subs used: Onyedinma (5), Berry (6), Townsend (6), Hashioka (5), Mpanzu (n/a).

Brentford: Flekken (7), Reguilon (7), Pinnock (7), Collins (6), Ajer (7), Jensen (7), Janelt (6), Damsgaard (6), Lewis-Potter (6), Wissa (8), Mbeumo (8).

Subs used: Norgaard (7), Schade (7), Roerslev (6), Yarmoliuk (n/a), Maupay (n/a).

Participant of the match: Yoane Wissa

Brentford continued to threaten thereafter and solely a block by Teden Mengi denied Lewis-Potter after a harmful run earlier than a luxurious curled effort from Mbeumo crashed in opposition to the crossbar.

Edwards reacted by bringing on Berry – who scored late on – however Brentford’s attacking effectivity was ruthless.

A 3rd objective got here quickly after when Pinnock powered a header house from Reguilon’s supply, and Lewis-Potter bought rewarded for his persistence when ghosting in on the again publish to steer Mbeumo’s knock-on contained in the publish.

Mbeumo had been first-class and he was once more concerned in Brentford’s fifth after his intelligent cross discovered Vitaly Janelt, who arrange Schade for a easy tap-in.

Luton’s efforts have been applauded on the full-time whistle, however their prospects look dimmer by the week. The Bees, nevertheless, are actually undeniably house and dry.

Frank impressed by ‘incredible’ entrance three

Brentford boss Thomas Frank:

“I’ve large respect for Luton, for what they’ve accomplished, what they’re doing. We needed to be completely on it, tremendous centered. We needed to earn the suitable to assault.

“We defended the field effectively and we did that fantastically as a group. We ran at them, the entrance three have been incredible. Much more spectacular, not one group has accomplished what we have accomplished to Luton right here at Kenilworth Street.

“They’ve solely misplaced by multiple objective as soon as. That is vastly spectacular. It was an vital recreation, as a result of that sneaking feeling [of relegation] is extra out of the query. Now we have to finish the season on a excessive. We need to finish unbeaten.”

On the health of Ivan Toney, Frank stated: “We have to get him completely proper, and absolutely match. I believed he can be prepared for this recreation however I strongly consider he’ll be prepared for Everton.”

Edwards apologises to followers: ‘We lacked perception’

Luton boss Rob Edwards:

“We had our moments, however we weren’t ruthless sufficient. We lacked an depth. For the primary time this season we confirmed a scarcity of perception. We have to snap out of that actually rapidly.

“I do not know why. It is arduous to place my finger on proper now – to lose in that method is desperately disappointing. I’ve to apologise to the supporters for having to dwell by means of that.

“We have to reply. I am apologising, rightly so. It is not been ok and it isn’t typically I say that. I shoulder it, I am the supervisor and have to carry my arms up in these moments.

“We have misplaced an vital recreation. I am deflated now, due to the way of this efficiency. It wasn’t us. I am going to need to overview the sport. We’re not out of it.

“As a group we lacked depth and urgency. I’ve bought to take a look at that, it is a unusual one. We have had that every one season, particularly at house. As we speak was a second to talk how I felt, I did not rant and rave [in the dressing room]. How I really feel is, we’re on this, at the moment was only a dangerous day. All of us need to keep in mind that.

“We do not need to surrender the Premier League simply.”

Opta: Wissa steps up in Toney’s absence

Brentford's Yoane Wissa celebrates scoring a second goal
Brentford’s Yoane Wissa scored a first-half brace

  • Brentford secured their largest ever away top-flight victory, netting 5+ objectives for the primary time on the highway at this degree (a hundred and sixtieth such recreation).
  • This was the primary time Luton have misplaced a house top-flight match by 4+ objectives since February 1984 (0-5 v Man Utd).
  • Yoane Wissa (10 objectives in 2023-24) turned the primary participant aside from Ivan Toney to succeed in double figures for objectives in a single Premier League marketing campaign for Brentford.

What’s subsequent?

Saturday twenty seventh April 5:00pm

Kick off 5:30pm

Luton head to Wolves on Saturday 27 April, kick-off 3pm.

Brentford face Everton additionally on Saturday 27 April, kick-off 5.30pm, dwell on Sky Sports activities.

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