Bryan Mbeumo led Brentford’s quick counter, dribbled past Luke Shaw and slotted a powerful goal into the bottom left to bring up his side’s fourth goal against Manchester United at the Gtech Community Stadium on Saturday. Thomas Frank and co led the Premier League clash 4-0 in the first half.
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Josh Dasilva, Mathias Jensen and Ben Mee were the other goal-scorers for Brentford.
Here is how it happened:
Goal 1: In the 10th minute of the clash, Brentford players managed to take possession off Cristiano Ronaldo after the goal-kick to get Dasilva into action. The English mid-fielder took the inside-right channel and threaded the ball towards the bottom right from 20 yards. United goalkeeper David De Gea allowed the ball to squirt through his hands and into the corner.
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The Bees were 1-0.
Goal 2: Eight minutes later, United’s summer signing Christian Eriksen was stripped of possession on the edge of the box. Jenson took a sweeping a shot into the bottom left. The score was 2-0.
Goal 3: Brentford’s corner kick landed long from right. Toney headed the ball back across from the left. However, it landed on Mee’s head, who tapped for a third goal.
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Goal 4: Jenson took the ball off Jadon Sancho’s foot to launch a quick counter. Mbeumo held off Shaw for the fourth goal.
Watch all the first half goals:
After the second goal, Ronaldo was seen waving his arms and showing frustration towards keeper De Gea. He then tried to encourage his team-mates, signalling that United needed only one goal to get back in the game.
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Piers Morgan tweeted: “Imagine being the greatest footballer of all time having to endure playing with this gutless bunch of weak woeful wastrels? Must be torture for @Cristiano – hope he escapes soon.”
However, Brentford hit two more. The score was 4-0 at half-time.