Impressive Brentford easily see off Wednesday

Neal Maupay scored again for Brentford

Brentford 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0

Brentford maintained their impressive start to the season with a comfortable win at Griffin Park.

Goals in each half from Neal Maupay and Ollie Watkins kept up the free-passing Bees’ unbeaten start to the season in a one-sided game.

They took the lead midway through the first half after Sam Hutchinson gave away a needless penalty, hauling back Lewis Macleod as he tried to run onto a throw in.

Bees’ top scorer Maupay thumped in his third goal of the season to give the hosts the start they wanted.

They stretched their advantage just after the hour mark, Maupay racing clear from his own half before drawing the keeper and squaring for Watkins to stroke home from 12 yards.

It was all Brentford in the opening half but the final ball lacked the quality to unlock a resolute Wednesday back four.

Brentford fizzed the ball around well but looked slightly sloppy at times as Wednesday hung in there to make the second half an interesting affair.

After the break they tightened their grip and could have run in six or seven as the hapless Owls were left chasing shadows.

Sergi Canos was guilty of a handful of misses or and Watkins, played in by Maupay, also went close.

Watkins should have made it three after 74 minutes when he charged in from the left but opted to curl past the far post instead of squaring for substitute Said Benrahma arriving fast at the back post

It was Algeria international Benrahma who almost saved the best until the very last minute, dummying a through ball and running onto it before seeing his low drive palmed wide by keeper Cameron Dawson.