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Bournemouth 1-2 Brentford

Bournemouth 1-2 Brentford. Yoane Wissa scored a 95th-minute winner to help his Brentford side beat Bournemouth in a stunning finish at the Vitality Stadium in the Premier League.

Bryan Mbeumo played in substitute Wissa, who buried his finish from a tight angle to give the Bees just their fifth league win in 2024.

After an even first 86 minutes Mbeumo gave Brentford the lead as Wissa met goalkeeper Mark Flekken’s long ball forward and set up his strike partner for an easy finish.

But fewer than three minutes later Dominic Solanke equalised, meeting Marcos Senesi’s cross with a looping header.

The match also contained two key Video Assistant Referee (VAR) interventions, with a Solanke goal ruled out in the 27th minute and Brentford denied a penalty after referee Matt Donohue had initially pointed to the spot for a challenge on Ivan Toney.

Brentford fans on the south coast went through all sorts of emotions in the last 10 minutes.

Having thrown away their initial lead, DR Congo forward Wissa was composed in the area to drill home his fourth goal in six matches.

The final whistle eventually came in the 104th minute, much to the relief of Thomas Frank’s side.

And most of that added time was caused by an overturned penalty decision.

In the 75th minute Ivan Toney went down in the box after appearing to be pushed over by Bournemouth’s Illia Zabarnyi.

Referee Donohue, overseeing his first Premier League match, had initially awarded a penalty, but was sent to his pitchside monitor by VAR and eventually overturned his original decision.

After securing their highest-ever Premier League finish of ninth last season, Brentford will have to settle for a bottom-half place this time around.

But this win at Bournemouth was a reminder of the side’s composure and efficiency in the final third.

source – BBC

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