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'A very welcome three points' with daunting fixtures to come

Brentford fan's voice graphic
Brentford fan's voice graphic

What a relief Saturday's win at Wolves was.

Brentford had played well against both Spurs and Manchester City without any reward, and with Liverpool and City again up next, the trip to Molineux felt crucial.

With Wolves' recent impressive form, and the fact they had already beaten us twice this season, it was another daunting fixture.

But another decent team performance, a bit of luck going our way for a change, and a brilliant second goal by Ivan Toney all contributed to a very welcome three points.

In the Premier League, it was our first clean sheet in 13 games, our first away win outside London in 11 attempts and came after a run of nine defeats in 11 matches.

The defensive solidity was in no small measure down to new signing Sergio Reguilon, starting his second game for us at left wing-back, and another great performance by goalkeeper Mark Flekken, who has enjoyed a sudden upturn in form and confidence.

Frank said afterwards that in training, they had focused on the importance of a clean sheet, adding that if we achieved that, we would win as "we always score goals".

Although Neal Maupay could not make it six goals in as many games, Christian Norgaard and Toney stepped up instead. Toney's strike, his third in four games, actually capped probably his quietest display since his comeback last month - probably because he played despite being ill.

However, his overall contribution since returning from suspension has been massive and he has a huge part to play for the rest of the season.

Ian Westbrook can be found at Beesotted podcast

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