Home Football Brentford’s 2-2 Clash with Bournemouth: Bryan Mbeumo Rescues a Point in Thrilling Tie

Brentford’s 2-2 Clash with Bournemouth: Bryan Mbeumo Rescues a Point in Thrilling Tie

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Brentford vs Bournemouth 2-2 Draw

Bryan Mbeumo’s last-minute goal ensured that Brentford kept their unblemished record in the Premier League alive, even as Bournemouth’s search for a first win under their new manager, Andoni Iraola, continues.

The home team grabbed an initial lead when Mathias Jensen brilliantly exploited a lapse in attention from Bournemouth’s goalie, Neto, by scoring a well-executed free kick. Dominic Solanke, however, had other plans and equalized for Bournemouth, slotting the ball between Ben Mee’s legs before halftime.

Wales midfielder David Brooks, who scored his first Premier League goal since overcoming Hodgkin’s lymphoma, restored the lead for the Cherries in the latter part of the second half, taking advantage of a blunder from Rico Henry.

Mbeumo, who’d fluffed an earlier opportunity, made amends deep into injury time. With a slick turn and strike, he secured his fourth goal of the season and salvaged a point for the Bees.

The hosts had their fair share of bad luck. Kevin Schade, Yoane Wissa, and Keane Lewis-Potter all rattled the frame, and it seemed the last miss might be costly as Brooks put Bournemouth ahead moments later.

Bournemouth was on the brink of clinching their first Premier League victory since defeating Leeds 4-1 back in April under their previous manager, Gary O’Neil. However, their defense faltered in the dying minutes, and they’ve now accrued a mere two points from their last four matches with Iraola at the helm.

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Deja Vu for Brentford at Home

The Bees’ lair, the Gtech Community Stadium, is nothing short of a fortress, with the team losing just once in their last 18 home matches, a defeat to Newcastle United back in April. But here’s the flip side: Brentford has surrendered 17 points from winning positions at home since the last season commenced, and this draw is yet another episode in that saga.

Jensen opened the scoring for the home side with a nifty free kick, exploiting Neto’s lack of vigilance at his near post. Despite the Brazilian goalie’s objections, the goal was validated by the fourth official when goal-line technology failed.

Thomas Frank’s squad had ample opportunities to bury the game. Schade’s shot was deflected onto the post by Neto, marking the first of three times that Brentford was denied by the woodwork.

Grit Meets Missed Chances

Bournemouth demonstrated how to capitalize on fewer chances. Solanke marked his 100th Premier League game by expertly navigating around Ben Mee to net his second goal of the season. David Brooks then seized upon a rare error from Rico Henry, calmly slotting the ball into an unguarded net. This was his first top-flight goal in over three years, a period marred by 18 months of cancer treatment since his diagnosis in October 2021.

The late heroics from Mbeumo denied Iraola his first league win, setting the stage for their next match against Chelsea on September 17.

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Match Statistics

  • Possession: Brentford 61% – Bournemouth 39%
  • Shots: Brentford 21 – Bournemouth 12
  • Shots on Target: Brentford 7 – Bournemouth 5
  • Corners: Brentford 5 – Bournemouth 2
  • Fouls: Brentford 6 – Bournemouth 13

So, what’s the takeaway here? Brentford’s tenacity matches their creativity, but they’ll need to work on their finishing. As for Bournemouth, they’ve shown flashes of brilliance but are still searching for that elusive win under their new boss. Both teams have their homework cut out for them during the international break. Stay tuned for more drama in the next round of Premier League action!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Brentford vs Bournemouth 2-2 Draw

What was the final score of the Brentford vs Bournemouth match?

The final score was a 2-2 draw, with both teams showing moments of brilliance but also missing key opportunities.

Who scored the last-minute equalizer for Brentford?

Bryan Mbeumo scored the last-minute equalizer, keeping Brentford’s unbeaten Premier League streak alive.

What significant milestones were achieved by players in this match?

Dominic Solanke celebrated his 100th Premier League appearance with a goal for Bournemouth. David Brooks also scored his first Premier League goal since recovering from Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

How did the new Bournemouth manager, Andoni Iraola, fare in this match?

Andoni Iraola is still searching for his first Premier League win with Bournemouth. The team has accumulated just two points from a possible 12 under his management.

How many times did Brentford hit the woodwork in the game?

Brentford hit the woodwork three times during the match, with Kevin Schade, Yoane Wissa, and Keane Lewis-Potter all coming close to scoring.

What was the state of possession and other key stats?

Brentford dominated possession with 61% compared to Bournemouth’s 39%. The home side had 21 shots, seven of which were on target, while Bournemouth had 12 shots, five on target.

Have Brentford been losing points from winning positions?

Yes, Brentford has dropped 17 points from winning positions at home since the start of last season. This draw against Bournemouth is the latest example.

When is Bournemouth’s next match?

Bournemouth’s next opportunity for a league win comes in their home match against Chelsea on September 17.

What is the significance of Brentford’s home record?

Brentford has been strong at home, losing only once in their last 18 league matches at the Gtech Community Stadium.

Are both teams performing well this season?

Brentford has been resilient, extending their unbeaten streak in the Premier League. Bournemouth, however, is still looking for their first league win under their new manager.

More about Brentford vs Bournemouth 2-2 Draw

  • Official Premier League Match Summary
  • Brentford FC Official Website
  • Bournemouth FC Official Website
  • Bryan Mbeumo Player Profile
  • Dominic Solanke Milestone Achievement
  • David Brooks’ Return to Football After Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Andoni Iraola’s Managerial Record
  • Premier League Table and Stats
  • In-depth Analysis of Brentford’s Home Record
  • Upcoming Premier League Fixtures

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PremierLeagueLass September 2, 2023 - 6:31 pm

Mbeumo, you beauty! Saving the day like a superhero in a comic book.

GoalDigger September 2, 2023 - 8:34 pm

Man, Brentford really knows how to keep us on the edge of our seats, huh? But seriously, they need to stop dropping points at home. That ain’t championship behavior.

TacticalTim September 3, 2023 - 2:15 am

I got mixed feelings bout both teams. Brentford shows promise but they got finishing issues. Bournemouth though, they got deeper issues, starting with management probs.

SoccerFanatic101 September 3, 2023 - 4:06 am

Wow, what a game! Thought Bournemouth had it in the bag but then Mbeumo just pulls a rabbit outta the hat! unbelievable stuff!

Cherries4Life September 3, 2023 - 6:19 am

So close yet so far! When will Iraola get that elusive win, feels like we’re cursed or somethin’ 🙁

WittyWill September 3, 2023 - 6:53 am

Ah the drama! This game had more twists than a Christopher Nolan movie. But seriously Brentford, sort out that home record, will ya?

AnalyticAlan September 3, 2023 - 12:44 pm

Interesting stats there, Brentford owned the possession but hit the woodwork thrice. Football can be so cruel sometimes.

FootieGuru September 3, 2023 - 12:55 pm

Solanke’s 100th and Brooks back on the scoresheet after beating cancer. Real milestones there, despite the draw.

TheSkepticalOne September 3, 2023 - 4:47 pm

Anyone else think the ref’s tech failure was sketchy? Good thing the fourth official confirmed that goal. Woulda been controversy city otherwise.

NiftyNeto September 3, 2023 - 5:46 pm

Can we talk about how Neto was napping during that free kick? Dude’s gotta be more alert, cost us the early lead.


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