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Soccer News of Wednesday, 22 September 2021


Onyeka defended well against Wolves – Brentford coach

Nigeria striker Onyeka was introduced to replace Sergi Canos Nigeria striker Onyeka was introduced to replace Sergi Canos

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has singled out forward Frank Onyeka for his defensive role that helped the team to secure a 2-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

The Bees produced a resilient display at Molineux Stadium to emerge 2-0 winners after goals from Ivan Toney in the 28th minute and Bryan Mbeumo in the 34th minute.At 2-0, the game turned into Wolves’ favour after Brentford’s Shandon Baptiste was sent off in the 64th minute and four minutes later, Nigeria striker Onyeka was introduced, replacing Sergi Canos.

The 23-year-old resorted to playing from the back and Brentford held on to snatch their second win of the season, but what impressed their manager most is how Onyeka and the other substitutes defended well to the end.

“It says a lot about the players and also those coming off the bench in Zanka, Mads Roerslev and Frank (Onyeka) who were ready to step in, that Wolves had no shots on target,” Frank told the club’s official website.

“We have that defensive mentality where we want to press and defend as high as possible away from our goal, but we can also defend the box when needed and that’s a massive thing we need to continue with. Wolves sign South Korea's Hwang on loan from LeipzigEPL: Greenwood scores as Man United beat Wolves “We defended very well with bodies on the line and made the pitch smaller with our willingness to run and work hard.”The promoted side are placed ninth on the table with eight points and will next host Liverpool at Brentford Community Stadium on September 25.