Enjoy the full match replay and exciting highlights of the thrilling clash between Brentford and West Ham. This intense encounter took place in the 2023/2024 season of the Premier League, specifically on Matchday 11. The action kicked off at 15:00 GMT on Saturday, November 4, 2023.
The match was officiated by the capable referee, Thomas Bramall, hailing from England. The venue for this electrifying showdown was none other than the Gtech Community Stadium, located in Brentford, Middlesex. Watch the action unfold and relive the excitement of this Premier League battle.
Brentford vs West Ham Full Match Reports
In a thrilling clash between Brentford and West Ham United, the Bees emerged victorious with a 3-2 scoreline, maintaining their unblemished record against the Hammers in the Premier League (PL).
The game kicked off with a heart-stopping moment for Mark Flekken, who managed to recover after a slip to reach the ball just before Michail Antonio could capitalize on the error. It didn’t take long for Brentford to find the back of the net, though. Neal Maupay, who hadn’t scored since his encounter with the Hammers in September 2022, was in the right place at the right time. He headed the ball in after Frank Onyeka’s initial attempt was deflected, and West Ham struggled to clear their lines.
However, West Ham responded swiftly. Mohammed Kudus, who had already showcased his scoring prowess earlier in the week, executed a spectacular acrobatic finish. He met Antonio’s precise cross with a breathtaking effort that left Flekken with no chance.
Kudus came agonizingly close to a second goal when he redirected Saïd Benrahma’s cross onto the post. Yet, it was Jarrod Bowen who capitalized on the opportunity, tapping in his seventh PL goal of the season. This impressive tally had already surpassed his previous season’s record, and it gave West Ham the lead just 15 minutes after they fell behind.
Antonio missed a chance to extend West Ham’s lead when he poked the ball wide from Bowen’s cross, with Benrahma poised to tap it in. The Hammers almost paid the price, as Bryan Mbeumo narrowly missed two opportunities to level the score before halftime.
At the start of the second half, Brentford was forced to make a change due to Flekken’s injury, bringing in Thomas Strakosha. However, Strakosha had little to do for most of the half. Meanwhile, Alphonse Areola was beaten at the other end, with Konstantinos Mavropanos inadvertently heading into his own net from a threatening Mbeumo cross.
Brentford staged an impressive comeback about 15 minutes later, with Nathan Collins rising to meet Mathias Jensen’s cross and delivering a powerful header, marking his first goal since April 2022.
West Ham desperately sought an equalizer, but Pablo Fornals missed the target, sending his effort over the crossbar from the edge of the box. Brentford secured their third consecutive victory, a remarkable achievement given their initial struggles this season. However, Maupay missed a late opportunity that could have secured a more comfortable lead. In contrast, West Ham suffered their first three-game losing streak in the league this season.
Man of the Match: Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford).