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Brentford Reach Play-off final after Thrilling Comeback

 

Brentford are through to the Sky Bet Championship play-off final after they came from behind to beat 10-man Bournemouth 3-1 in a thrilling second leg at the Brentford Community Stadium.

Trailing 1-0 on aggregate after Monday’s first leg at the Vitality Stadium, the Bees suffered an early blow when Arnaut Danjuma rolled home in the fifth minute but pulled level when Ivan Toney converted from the spot 11 minutes later after Lloyd Kelly’s handball.

The Cherries were then reduced to 10 men when former Bees defender Chris Mepham was sent off after he pulled Bryan Mbeumo to the deck in the 28th minute, before Vitaly Janelt added a spectacular second for the hosts five minutes after the break

Brentford’s comeback was completed with nine minutes left to play, when substitute Marcus Forss’ beat goalkeeper Asmir Begovic with a predatory finish inside the six-yard box to send the Bees to Wembley, where they will face either Swansea or Barnsley next Saturday at 3pm.

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