Luton 1-5 Brentford: Yoane Wissa scores first half brace as Rob Edwards' relegation-threatened side suffer heavy defeat against rampant Bees

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If Brentford were ugly successful beating Sheffield United for their first triumph since January, they were thing but astatine Luton connected Saturday to make it successive victories for nan first clip since November.

So often this play Bryan Mbeumo has proven nan reply to wherever Brentford’s threat comes successful nan absence of Ivan Toney, and successful nan 5-1 thrashing astatine Kenilworth Road his 3 assists ensured nan aged adage astir London buses would unrecorded on.

Yoane Wissa was lethal for his first-half brace and deserves plentifulness of plaudits for his domiciled successful further banishing nan creeping tendrils of relegation, but Mbeumo was superb worth for his title of tormentor-in-chief.


This Hatters broadside inspires truthful galore romanticist notions of plucky underdogs but Rob Edwards and Co are now quickly moving retired of chances to constitute nan astir awesome section yet of what is already a fairy-tale of epic proportions.

The chants will proceed to persist otherwise, and pinch 2 much games to beryllium played present you find yourself almost believing them, but repetition performances of Saturday’s 5-1 mauling by Brentford do not animate nan top of confidence.

Yoane Wissa scored a first half brace arsenic Brentford secured an emphatic triumph complete Luton

Wissa opened nan scoring astatine Kenilworth Road arsenic he managed to find nan nett successful nan 24th minute

Wissa added to Brentford's lead successful first half stoppage clip to origin much problems for Luton

Bryan Mbeumo was sensational for nan Bees and origin Luton each kinds of problems

The Bees were astatine their attacking champion successful nan first half, putting 1 manus connected a first triumph connected nan roadworthy to a newly-promoted broadside this word by half-time acknowledgment to Mbeumo and Wissa.

MATCH FACTS

Luton (3-4-2-1): Kaminski 6; Burke 5.5 (Berry 45’ 6.5), Mengi 5.5, Osho 6; Kabore 6 (Onyedinma 35’ 6), Sambi Lokonga 6.5 (Hashioka 71’), Barkley 6, Doughty 6; Clark 6 (Mpanzu 81’), Chong 5.5 (Townsend 71’); Morris 6

Subs: Shea, Krul, Woodrow, Johnson

Goal: Berry 90+2’

Booked: Doughty

Manager: Rob Edwards

Brentford (3-5-2): Flekken 6.5; Pinnock 7, Ajer 7 (Roerslev 77’), Collins 6.5; Lewis-Potter 7 (Norgaard 72’), Jensen 6.5 (Yarmoliuk 82’), Janelt 6.5, Damsgaard 7 (Schade 72’), Reguillon 6.5; Mbeumo 8.5, Wissa 8 (Maupay 82’)

Subs: Strakosha, Zanka, Ghoddos, Onyeka

Goal: Wissa 24’, 45+1’, Pinnock 62’, Lewis-Potter 64’, Schade 86’

Booked: Pinnock, Damsgaard

Manager: Thomas Frank

Referee: Jarred Gillett 6

Att: 11877 (1314 away)

The visitors flew retired nan blocks, pinch Ethan Pinnock and Keane Lewis-Potter some coming adjacent wrong 8 electrical minutes for Brentford, while Alfie Doughty stung nan palms of Mark Flekken successful a swift riposte for nan hosts.

Arsenal loanee Albert Sambi Lokonga was Luton’s beating bosom throughout, his expertise to break nan lines successful modulation pinch deceptive and seemingly effortless ease, but nan Bees remained nan ascendant unit successful nan early stages.

Having already spurned a aureate opportunity, Lewis-Potter past saw a point-blank header saved by Thomas Kaminski earlier nan hosts frantically scrambled clear from nan ensuing corner. If they were knocking connected nan doorway already, Brentford had now turned to hammering.

And it soon paid off. Luton grounded to heed their warnings, and connected 24 minutes, Wissa had nan shot successful nan backmost of nan nett pinch a curling first-time changeable from nan separator of nan container beyond a sprawling Kaminski to return a deserved lead.

The Bees, inspired by Mbeumo, kept Luton nether dense siege pinch Kristoffer Ajer coming adjacent to a 3rd wrong half an hr pinch a towering header from a corner.

To make things worse, Luton mislaid Issa Kabore connected 32 minutes to injury, and nan barrage only continued. Mbeumo was denied a 2nd for Brentford by nan crossbar, but his industrious activity soon paid off.

The Cameroonian prima again fed Wissa for his 10th of nan season, his onslaught partner bundling location 1 of nan scrappier goals he’ll ever people successful added clip of possibly nan astir ascendant half Brentford person had each season.

Luton were near dejected, pinch nan conclusion seeing them stay successful nan relegation zone

Ethan Pinnock celebrates aft his extremity successful nan 62nd infinitesimal added to Brentford's lead

Keane Lewis-Potter sewage connected nan scoresheet soon afterwards to make it 4-0 to Brentford

A half-time alteration saw Luton revert to a backmost 4 and they did look defensively much resolute instantly aft nan break - astatine slightest for nan first 17 minutes earlier a two-minute double sucker punch to nan Hatters.

The visitors had mislaid thing of their tempo from nan first half, but Pinnock restored their power pinch a thumping header from a Sergio Reguilon area connected 62 minutes, earlier Lewis-Potter converted a 3rd assistance of nan day for Mbeumo astatine nan backmost station to make it four, and nan visitors didn’t look for illustration calling it a time anytime soon.

Mbeumo continued to push for nan extremity he truthful thoroughly deserved, twisting and turning his measurement into a shooting position connected nan correct of nan box, but his onslaught lacked nan venom needed to evade Kaminski who was down good to his left.

Kevin Schade, who had entered nan fray arsenic a substitute, sewage Brentford's 5th extremity against Luton

Luke Berry scored a precocious consolation extremity for Luton successful their 5-1 conclusion to Brentford

Luton head Rob Edwards was near dejected arsenic his broadside suffered a dense defeat

Thomas Frank and Mbeumo applaud nan travelling supporters aft a awesome performance

Mbeumo - who other - was heavy progressive successful nan eventual fifth, playing successful Vitaliy Janelt who simply knocked it into nan acres of abstraction to his near for Kevin Schade to thunder location connected 86 minutes into nan vacant net, but it was nan hosts who had nan past laugh.

Carlton Morris charged down a loose walk connected nan separator of nan container earlier rounding Flekken and feeding Luke Berry who tapped location to elicit a first and still awesome roar of nan necktie from nan Kenilworth Road faithful.


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