Toney stars as Brentford easily overcome Wolves


Ivan Toney of Brentford scores their side's first goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brentford at Molineux on September 18, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England.

Brentford claimed their first win on the road in the Premier League with a comfortable victory over Wolves at Molineux.

The newly-promoted London side, who arrived in the west Midlands with an unbeaten away record, took a first-half lead with a well-struck Ivan Toney penalty.

The Bees forward then turned provider to shrug off the challenge of Max Kilman and find strike partner Bryan Mbeumo at the back post for his first top-flight goal.

Wolves, who have failed to score in their opening three league defeats at home, did not register a shot on target in the west Midlands sunshine despite having more possession.

Adama Traore's physicality and speed was a constant threat, and substitute Hwang Hee-chan impressed again on only his second appearance, but manager Bruno Lage will be concerned by his side's lack of cutting edge. IMG-20210918-150932-253

The only negative for Brentford was the loss of Shandon Baptiste for a needless second yellow card, five minutes after his first, after he hauled down Francisco Trincao after losing possession.

Thomas Frank's side climb to ninth in the table and face high-flying Liverpool in their next league outing, while Wolves slip to 14th with a trip to Southampton to follow.

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