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Brentford emerged triumphant against west London rivals Fulham with a 3-0 victory, despite being reduced to 10 men at Craven Cottage.
Yoane Wissa’s early strike and Bryan Mbeumo’s brace sealed the comfortable win for Brentford in a heated derby clash.
Fulham’s Issa Diop committed a costly defensive error that led to Wissa’s goal just before half-time, as he rounded goalkeeper Bernd Leno to give the Bees the lead.
In the 64th minute, Wissa was brought down by Tim Ream in the box, resulting in Ream’s second yellow card and a penalty for Brentford, which Mbeumo calmly converted.
Brentford sealed their victory with Mbeumo’s third goal in the 92nd minute, tapping in a low cross from Kristoffer Ajer.
This win marked Brentford’s fifth victory in eight games against Fulham and extended their unbeaten streak in London derbies to 11, matching a club record.
Fulham manager Marco Silva confirmed that Aleksandar Mitrovic, who was absent from the match due to injury, will be sold to Saudi Pro League side Al-Hilal.
Despite missing top scorer Ivan Toney, Brentford displayed their attacking prowess through Wissa and Mbeumo, who have both shown excellent form this season.
Fulham struggled to find a clinical edge, hitting the crossbar and post during the match, while Brentford showcased their resilience and goal-scoring ability.
Silva criticized the penalty decision and Ream’s red card, stating that it had a decisive impact on the game. He expressed his frustration with the new rules and their application in the Premier League this season.