sport news Brentford 2-0 Sheffield United: Bees end run of nine games without a win and ... trends now

sport news Brentford 2-0 Sheffield United: Bees end run of nine games without a win and ... trends now
sport news Brentford 2-0 Sheffield United: Bees end run of nine games without a win and ... trends now

sport news Brentford 2-0 Sheffield United: Bees end run of nine games without a win and ... trends now

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Rarely have so many groans been heard at a football stadium. At passes overhit, balls played sideways rather than forwards, offside flags going up and above all a lack of quality in front of goal.

Strange as it may be for a 2-0 win over the side bottom of the table, that on paper seems as routine as they come, but Frank Onyeka’s injury-time strike puts a more entertaining spin on a game that for more than an hour promised to fade from memory by the morning.

The cheers that followed Oliver Arblaster’s own goal in the 63rd minute seemed tinged with far more than the regular roars. Perhaps it was the relief that at last there was an end to over an hour of frustration, maybe the promise of a first win since February 10 for the hosts.

Either way, the outpouring of relief at Onyeka’s second told it all - Brentford were back to winning ways in the Premier League.

It was not a first half of end-to-end thrills. Played between two sides further up the table we might call it a tense tactical battle, though we all know what that is code for.

Frank Onyeka scored his first Premier League goal to seal all three points for Brentford

Frank Onyeka scored his first Premier League goal to seal all three points for Brentford

Sheffield United came flying out the blocks, with Ben Brereton Diaz squandering a one-on-one chance inside 10 minutes. The Chilean did the hard part, breaking into the box amid several challenges, but fluffed his lines at the last and virtually rolled it into Mark Flekken’s hands.

Bryan Mbeumo again proved an ever-willing outlet on the right for

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