Brentford 2-1 Stoke City – Brentford avoid defeat and secure a 2-1 victory at home to Stoke City

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Technical card:
Brentford: Tarique Fosu (Sergi Canos, min.59), Ethan Pinnock, Mads Bech Sorensen, Winston Reid, David Raya, Ivan Toney, Bryan Mbeumo, Vitaly Janelt (Christian Norgaard, min.77), Saman Ghoddos (Emiliano Marcondes, min.85), Henrik Dalsgaard and Joshua Da Silva (Mathias Jensen, min.59)
Stoke City: Joe Allen, Nick Powell, Danny Batth, Harry Souttar, Tommy Smith, Jordan Thompson (Jordan Cousins, min.46), Rhys Norrington-Davies (Josh Tymon, min.46), John Mikel Obi, Angus Gunn, James Chester (Jack Clarke, min.82) and Jacob Brown (Sam Vokes, min.82)
Stadium: Brentford Community Stadium
Goals: Jacob Brown (0-1, min. 1), Vitaly Janelt (1-1, min. 56) and Ivan Toney (2-1, min. 78)

Brentford strolled past Stoke City with a 2-1 win on Saturday at Brentford Community Stadium. Brentford were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning last match. Stoke City, on the other hand, lost 2-0 in the last match they played against Barnsley. As the table looks today, Brentford and Stoke City currently occupy 2nd and 10th spots in the table, with 63 points and 45 points respectively after 33 matches.

The first half of the game started favourably for Stoke City, beginning with early goal from Jacob Brown in the 1st minute and managed to see out the first half 1-0.

Brentford continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, following a goal from Vitaly Janelt, 56 minutes in. Later, Brentford scored again and turned the match thanks to a goal from Ivan Toney, 78 minutes in, and the game ended 2-1.

For Brentford Sergi Canos, Mathias Jensen, Christian Norgaard and Emiliano Marcondes came on for Tarique Fosu, Joshua Da Silva, Vitaly Janelt and Saman Ghoddos, while Stoke City brought on Josh Tymon, Jordan Cousins, Jack Clarke and Sam Vokes to replace Rhys Norrington-Davies, Jordan Thompson, James Chester and Jacob Brown.

There were bookings for Joshua Da Silva from Brentford and Jordan Thompson, Rhys Norrington-Davies and Joe Allen for Stoke City.

Brentford will next play Norwich City away, with Stoke City facing Swansea City at home.

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