Brentford secured a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Ham, courtesy of goals from Bryan Mbeumo and Yoane Wissa, reports the RTE Sport.
Despite not being safe from relegation yet, West Ham manager David Moyes appeared to prioritize the upcoming Europa Conference League semi-final second leg against AZ Alkmaar by making nine changes to his team. However, the changes failed to yield the desired results, as the Hammers struggled to create chances and defend effectively against Brentford. Even the absence of their top scorer, Ivan Toney, due to a hamstring injury did not stop Brentford from registering their fourth Premier League win over West Ham.
The visitors came close to conceding an early goal when Lukasz Fabianski missed Kevin Schade’s cross, but Mikkel Damsgaard’s header went wide. Brentford capitalized on some passive West Ham defending to score the opening goal through Mbeumo in the 20th minute.
Brentford secured a comfortable 2-0 victory over a weakened West Ham side on Sunday, courtesy of goals from Bryan Mbeumo and Yoane Wissa. The Hammers made nine changes to their starting lineup ahead of their Europa Conference League semi-final second leg against AZ Alkmaar, and they paid the price for their lacklustre performance.
Brentford’s opening goal came in the 20th minute when Mikkel Damsgaard intercepted a poor pass from Nayef Aguerd and passed the ball to Vitaly Janelt and Mathias Jensen, who set up Mbeumo to score. Lukasz Fabianski made a good save to deny Wissa soon after, but a goalmouth scramble followed when he punched clear a header from Kevin Schade, which eventually resulted in Wissa heading in Brentford’s second goal just before half-time.
West Ham failed to pose a significant threat throughout the match, with their only goal being disallowed for handball in the second half. Brentford, on the other hand, missed several opportunities to score more goals but ultimately secured their fourth win against the Hammers in the Premier League.