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Luton Town 1-5 Brentford: Yoane Wissa double boosts visitors’ survival hopes



Luton Town 1-5 Brentford: Yoane Wissa double boosts visitors' survival hopes
Yoane Wissa is Brentford’s main scorer within the Premier League this season

Ahead Yoane Wissa scored twice as Brentford made simple work of Luton to tug 10 factors away from the relegation zone.

Wissa met Bryan Mbeumo’s cross first time to twist within the opener emphatically from the sting of the field with 24 minutes on the clock.

The DR Congo ahead grabbed his second on the stroke of half-time, reacting quickest to a unfastened ball after Luton did not take care of Mbeumo’s low cross.

Defender Ethan Pinnock, making his first begin since 10 February, headed in a Sergio Reguilon nook within the 62nd minute to place the Bees firmly within the driving seat.

Luton regarded dejected and devoid of concepts when Keane Lewis-Potter was afforded area on the far publish two minutes later, heading in Mbeumo’s cross, earlier than substitute Kevin Schade rounded off the scoring for the guests.

The house facet hardly ever threatened however had been gifted an opportunity in harm time when the ball fell to the ft of Luke Berry, who side-stepped goalkeeper Mark Flekken and completed from a decent angle.

Brentford have climbed above Crystal Palace into 14th and are 10 factors away from the relegation zone with 4 video games left to play, whereas Luton stay 18th and one level from security.

One other heavy loss for Hatters

Possibilities had been few and much between for Rob Edwards’ facet, who regarded disjointed, and perception that they will safe a second successive season within the Premier League is likely to be simply beginning to drain away.

They’ve 4 video games left to tug themselves out of the relegation zone however have gained simply one in every of their previous 13 within the league, shedding 9 throughout that sequence, and have conceded 10 targets of their previous two video games.

A prolonged harm listing must be taken into consideration, with 9 senior gamers within the remedy room, however Luton have usually put up a battle on residence soil, one thing they did not do towards Brentford.

Chatting with BBC Match of the Day, Edwards mentioned: “Brentford had been excellent and we had been poor. They deserved to win the sport. In spells within the first half, it regarded a really even recreation. We had moments. It is all ifs buts and maybes. We did not present sufficient, actually within the second half.

“We’re combating for our lives to remain within the Premier League. It should not be exhausting [to be motivated]. It is a powerful day.

“Our supporters are unbelievable, I am sorry they needed to undergo that. We owe them a efficiency now.”

Survival in sight for Brentford

Thomas Frank’s facet have grow to be accustomed to taking part in with out Ivan Toney, who was banned in the course of the first half of the season for breaking FA betting guidelines, and they didn’t skip a beat with out the injured England striker at Kenilworth Street.

Wissa and Mbeumo fashioned an nearly telepathic partnership in assault, with Lewis-Potter displaying that he additionally has loads to supply.

In between Wissa’s two well-taken targets, which noticed him hit double figures in a league season for the primary time since 2020-21 when he was in France with Lorient, Mbeumo crashed a shot off the crossbar.

Lewis-Potter additionally precipitated issues within the first half, forcing goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski to claw the ball off the road earlier than one other goalbound effort was deflected behind by the pinnacle of defender Teden Mengi.

The sport was ended as a contest simply after the hour mark when Pinnock and Lewis-Potter scored within the area of two minutes, whereas Schade’s late strike demonstrated the energy Brentford have in reserve.

It’s the first time that the Bees have scored 5 targets in a league recreation since beating Leeds 5-2 in September 2022.

With simply 12 factors left to play for, Brentford, who’re 10 away from the underside three, can begin to plan confidently for one more season of Premier League soccer, having prolonged their unbeaten run to 5 video games.

Chatting with BBC Match of the Day, Frank mentioned: “We have lastly obtained a little bit of momentum. We had some excellent performances not too long ago, particularly towards Manchester United and Aston Villa.

“I respect Rob Edwards and his workers and so they make it tough for each workforce that comes right here. We had been very dominant and on high all through the sport.”

Participant of the match

CollinsNathan Collins

Luton City

  1. Squad quantity24Participant titleKaminski

  2. Squad quantity6Participant titleBarkley

  3. Squad quantity15Participant titleMengi

  4. Squad quantity45Participant titleDoughty

  5. Squad quantity14Participant titleChong

  6. Squad quantity28Participant titleSambi Lokonga

  7. Squad quantity16Participant titleBurke

  8. Squad quantity32Participant titleOnyedinma

  9. Squad quantity30Participant titleTownsend

  10. Squad quantity18Participant titleClark

  11. Squad quantity2Participant titleOsho

  12. Squad quantity9Participant titleMorris

  13. Squad quantity12Participant titleKaboré

  14. Squad quantity27Participant titleHashioka

  15. Squad quantity17Participant titleMpanzu

  16. Squad quantity8Participant titleBerry


  1. Squad quantity22Participant titleCollins

  2. Squad quantity11Participant titleWissa

  3. Squad quantity19Participant titleMbeumo

  4. Squad quantity6Participant titleNørgaard

  5. Squad quantity24Participant titleDamsgaard

  6. Squad quantity9Participant titleSchade

  7. Squad quantity5Participant titlePinnock

  8. Squad quantity12Participant titleReguilón

  9. Squad quantity8Participant titleJensen

  10. Squad quantity23Participant titleLewis-Potter

  11. Squad quantity20Participant titleAjer

  12. Squad quantity27Participant titleJanelt

  13. Squad quantity1Participant titleFlekken

  14. Squad quantity30Participant titleRoerslev

  15. Squad quantity33Participant titleYarmoliuk

  16. Squad quantity7Participant titleMaupay



Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 24Kaminski
  • 16BurkeSubstituted forBerryat 45′minutes
  • 15Mengi
  • 2Osho
  • 12KaboréSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 35′minutes
  • 28Sambi LokongaSubstituted forHashiokaat 71′minutes
  • 6Barkley
  • 45DoughtyBooked at 88mins
  • 18ClarkSubstituted forMpanzuat 81′minutes
  • 14ChongSubstituted forTownsendat 71′minutes
  • 9Morris


  • 1Shea
  • 8Berry
  • 10Woodrow
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 23Krul
  • 27Hashioka
  • 30Townsend
  • 32Onyedinma
  • 38Johnson


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Flekken
  • 20AjerSubstituted forRoerslevat 76′minutes
  • 22Collins
  • 5PinnockBooked at 38mins
  • 12Reguilón
  • 24DamsgaardBooked at 48minsSubstituted forNørgaardat 71′minutes
  • 27Janelt
  • 8JensenSubstituted forYarmoliukat 82′minutes
  • 19Mbeumo
  • 11WissaSubstituted forMaupayat 82′minutes
  • 23Lewis-PotterSubstituted forSchadeat 71′minutes


  • 6Nørgaard
  • 7Maupay
  • 9Schade
  • 13M Jorgensen
  • 14Ghoddos
  • 15Onyeka
  • 21Strakosha
  • 30Roerslev
  • 33Yarmoliuk

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