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Brentford cruise past much-changed West Ham without injured Toney

Brentford took advantage of a much-changed West Ham side to claim a comfortable 2-0 home win that guarantees them a top-half Premier League finish.

The Bees, who were missing star striker Ivan Toney due to a minor hamstring issue, scored twice in the first half through Bryan Mbeumo (20) and Yoane Wissa (43).

Thomas Frank's side had 24 shots against West Ham, who made nine changes with one eye on Thursday's Europa League Conference semi-final second leg against AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands.

One of those changes was Danny Ings and he was denied a second-half goal by VAR for a handball in the build-up to his close-range header that would have given West Ham a route back into the game.

The Hammers are all but safe in the Premier League as they sit six points above the drop zone, although a win in west London would have mathematically secured their safety.

Brentford, meanwhile, have now won all four Premier League meetings against the Irons in a victory that moves them up to ninth above west London rivals Fulham.

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