Brentford also participated in the race for fourth place.
Brentford recorded a 3-2 victory over Fulham in the 26th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at the Brentford Community Stadium in Brentford, England on the 7th at 5 am (Korean time). With this, Brentford recorded 9 wins, 11 draws and 4 losses (38 points), narrowing the gap to 7 points with two less games played than ‘4th place’ Tottenham Hotspur.
Brentford used a 4-3-3 formation. Weissa, Tony, Mbeomo, Jensen, Noergard, Damsgaard, Henry, Mee, Pinnock and Hickey started and Raya kept the goal. Against this, Fulham brought a 4-2-3-1 formation. Mitrović, Solomon, Pereira, Willian, Lucic, Reed, Robinson, Lim, Diop and Tete filled out the starting lineup, while Leno donned the goalkeeper’s gloves.
Early on, Brentford got ahead first. In the 6th minute of the first half, Pinnock, who caught the ball in the box, fell down and attempted a shot. Brentford, who took the lead, gained momentum. In the 17th minute of the first half, there was a free kick opportunity from outside the box, and Mboemo, who started as the kicker, attempted a shot directly, but it hit the left post and did not lead to a goal.
Brentford once again missed a disappointing opportunity. In the 36th minute of the first half, he took a free kick opportunity in a similar position as before, and this time Tony stepped up as a kicker and tried to shoot himself, but it hit the post again. Fulham, who overcame the crisis, launched a counterattack. After receiving Tete’s cross in the 38th minute of the first half, Pereira attempted a header shot from inside the box, but it missed the goal.
Fulham, who raised the atmosphere, balanced. In the 39th minute of the first half, he took a chance with a free kick, and Pereira’s shot from the kicker hit the post, but Solomon calmly finished the loose ball with a header and scored the equalizer. Brentford tried to get ahead again. In the 44th minute of the first half, Wesa, who received a pass from Mpemo, attempted a header shot, but it did not lead to an effective shot. The first half ended 1-1.
Brentford had a chance to come from behind. In the 4th minute of the second half, Diop kicked Noergaard’s leg in the box and the referee declared a penalty kick. 슈퍼벳 토토 Tony stepped up as the kicker and calmly aimed for the lower left corner of the goal to score a come-from-behind goal. Fulham did not back down easily either. In the 19th minute of the second half, Rukichi, who received a pass from Reed, attempted a right-footed shot from outside the box, but it missed the right side of the goal.
Brentford produced a menacing scene. In the 24th minute of the second half, Tony, who received a pass from Neergard, saw the opposing goalkeeper come out and attempted a surprise shot. Brentford nailed it. In the 39th minute of the second half, Sade, who received Tony’s pass, tried to break through using speed from the right side of the box, then cut back, and Jensen, who was inside the box, scored an additional goal with a right-footed shot.
Fulham scored a comeback goal. A surprise mid-range shot was blocked by Raya in the second half of extra time, but Vinicius rushed in and scored with a loose ball. But it was too late to change the outcome of the match. The match ended with Brentford winning 3-2.