Brentford end winless run to send Sheff Utd Closer to Relegation

Brentford ended a nine-game winless streak that had left their top-flight status in the balance by securing a 2-0 victory that pushes Sheffield United closer to Premier League relegation.

An immediate return to the Sky Bet Championship now appears a foregone conclusion for Chris Wilder's side after Oliver Arblaster's unwanted intervention from Mikkel Damsgaard's cross (63) - the sixth own goal Sheffield United have conceded this season - put the hosts ahead.

The Bees, without a home win since January 20, were denied a second when Damsgaard volleyed Bryan Mbeumo's free-kick beyond Ivo Grbic five minutes later only for VAR to rule that Oli McBurnie had been fouled by Nathan Collins.

Frank Onyeka ran onto Kevin Schade's delightful flick to seal the victory in stoppage time (90+3) which means Sheffield United are now 10 points adrift of safety, while Brentford move seven points clear of the relegation zone.