Brentford vs Watford: The Bees played an extraordinary game of football against Watford at the Brentford Community Stadium. This was going to be a crucial encounter for the Bees, however, it didn’t start too well for them.
They conceded a goal in the 24th minute by Emmanuel Bonaventure and gave away the lead quite early. The match went on quietly and headed towards a Watford win up until Pontus Jansson produced magic.
He scored a magnificent goal in the 84th minute to level the scores for both the teams. It was an ultimate finish which gave them a lot of hopes. The heroic turnaround was in the added time when the Bees were granted a penalty. It was further comfortably scored by Bryan Mbeumo who granted Brentford the 2-1 win at the end of the final whistle.
With that win, they moved up to the 9th place on the table. Let’s have a look at how the players performed.
Brentford vs Watford player ratings:
Álvaro Fernández (GK) (6.9/10) : Not much of a trouble for Álvaro Fernández in this match. He did make a couple of saves and let one past him but his forwards got the match home for the team.
Charlie Goode (7/10) : Charlie was really good with the whole aerial and ground duel challenges while he didn’t really have a good grasp on the ball as he lost quite the possession. However, he did perform and contribute well.
Pontus Jansson (8/10) : The skipper was the star of the night for the Bees. He was doing a sublime job at winning duels and making impactful defensive movies. To add icing to the cake, he scored the equaliser in the late 80’s to get his team back into the match.
Vitaly Janelt (7.9/10) : What a match performance by Vitaly Janelt. He had a blissful time out there making clearences and winning tackles. He followed it with an impressive record by winning almost all ground and aerial duels. He also had a shy at goal but was denied by the goalkeeper.
Mads Roerslev (6.3/10) : Inaccurate passing and the constant loss of possession was something that surely led him and his team down in the game. A below par performance.
Shandon Baptiste (6.6/10) : Wasn’t an impactful game by Shandon. He barely managed to get himself a shy at goal and couldn’t convert despite being on target.
Christian Nørgaard (7.7/10) : A brilliant performance in the middle by Christian Nørgaard. He won almost all the ground and aerial duels he challenged and also had a shy at goal. However, he was off target. He also did a stupendous job at making successful tackles.
Mathias Jensen (6.9/10) : After putting up a poor display of football and constantly losing possession, Jensen was subbed in the 69th minute and given a break.
Rico Henry (6.5/10) : A decent performance overall by Rico. He did seem to do well with duels and defending. However, he did lose possession on occasions and seemed a little off track.
Bryan Mbeumo (7/10) : He was granted with the opportunity in the added time to take a penalty. He took the entire responsibility on his shoulders and converted to get the Bees the three valuable points.
Yoane Wissa (6.4/10) : The Bees striker had the most inactive games ever. He didn’t have any opportunities neither created one for goal. He seemed to be struggling and hence found himself substituted.
Saman Ghoddos (N/A)
Frank Onyeka (N/A)
Marcua Forss (7/10) : The super substitute came in and provided a brilliant assist to bring in the late equaliser for Brentford.
Daniel Bachmann (GK) (6.7/10) : Daniel kept his calm till the very end in order to not give away but unfortunately have away his clean sheet by conceding a goal and then failing to save a penalty.
Kiko Femenía (6.8/10) : Kiko was excellent at defending, especially clearences and Interceptions. However, he did give away the ball on quite a few occasions.
William Troost-Ekong (6.7/10) : After doing extremely well with ground and aerial duels, he gave his performance away by committing a sensitive foul turning into a penalty and resulting in losing the game.
Craig Cathcart (7.1/10) : Craig was one of the real quick players on his team as he won quite a few ground duels and followed it by making successful tackles.
Jeremy Ngakia (6.7/10) : Ngakia was weak at passing the ball but surely did a commendable job at making accurate long balls and not at all hesitant to take on players for aerial duels.
Juraj Kucka (6.6/10) : Juraj went on for aerial and ground duels on multiple occasions but gave away the possession on quite a few occasions resulting in his performance being an average one.
Moussa Sissoko (6.8/10) : The Watford skipper himself had a decent game overall and didn’t do much well with passing accurately. He did do a decent job at trying to win the ball and did succeed on occasions.
Cucho Hernández (5.9/10) : Cucho had an off target attempt at goal to begin with but did really poorly otherwise. He kept on making fouls and lost possession on one too many occasions. Over-all, he miserably failed at keeping possession.
Tom Cleverley (7/10) : Cleverley made a brilliant assist in the first-half to help Emmanuel score the opening goal of the game and get the lead to Watford.
Joshua King (6.6/10) : Joshua had a couple of attempts at goal but despite being so close at his efforts, he failed to convert either of them and hence didn’t impact the match that well.
Emmanuel Bonaventure (7.3/10) : The star striker for Watford received a brilliant assist in the first-half. He collected it and then drilled it in the back of the net to get an early lead to silence the home crowd.
Joao Pedro (N/A)
Ken Sema (N/A)
Ozan Tufan (N/A)