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Mbeumo scores screamer in Brentford’s 3-0 thumping of struggling Burnley

by Lesley Ngwa
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  • Bryan Mbeumo scored and assisted in the 3-0 win against Burnley which marked their first home win this term
  • Bryan Mbeumo’s screamer from outside the box gives Brentford a two-goal cushion against Burnley at the Gtech
  • The Cameroon international counts five goals and an assist in nine games this season

Bryan Mbeumo scored and provided an assist as Brentford outclassed Burnley 3-0 to secure their first home win in the new Premier League season this Saturday.

Yoane Wissa added to wonder goals from Mbeumo and Saman Ghoddos were the scorers for coach Thomas Frank’s men as Brentford exposed the Clarets defensive weaknesses again.

Mbeumo scores from a curling effort into the top corner from 20 yards, while Ghoddos sent a half-volley flying past James Trafford in the closing minutes.

The West Londoners changed front three of Maupay, Mbeumo and Wissa put Burnley’s defence under constant pressure at the Gtech. They opened hostilities through Yoane Wissa 25 minutes into the promising party at the Community Stadium.

The Bees on a mission to end a six-game winless run started the encounter on knowing – dominated Burnley but in all competitions against opponents struggling to escape the drop zone and who ended the match with 10 men.

Mbeumo could have scored earlier but Trafford made a flying save to turn away his header but there was nothing he could do as Brentford’s pressure told just before the half-hour.

All of the front three were involved with Maupay freeing Mbeumo down the right channel, and Wissa was then perfectly placed at the back post to tap home the Cameroon international’s low cross.

The Burnley stopper denied Mbeumo before reacting brilliantly to paw away Nørgaard’s low shot which Wissa got a slight touch on. He also got a key touch to turn Maupay’s rising effort over the bar.

Mbeumo got the second midway into the second segment. A fantastic move down the right saw Ajer combine with Maupay. The right-back carried on his run inside and laid it off to Mbeumo, who thundered a shot into the top corner.

Things went from bad to worse for the Clarets three minutes later when Wissa got the wrong side of the already booked Roberts who hauled him down. Referee Josh Smith had no hesitation in bringing out a second yellow card for the Welsh full-back.

That ended the game as the contest but there was still one more moment of Brentford magic to come. A headed clearance dropped towards Ghoddos 25 yards out. The attacker took one touch to control the ball before arrowing a fierce half-volley past Trafford and into the corner.

Brentford held the lead till the end to secure their first home win of the season.

Mbeumo has scored five goals and made one assist in nine Premier League games this season.


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