New castle on the European spots
Watch Brentford vs New castle highlights as New castle kept their place in the European spots with the victory against brentford at Gtech community stadium on Saturday.
Brentford vs New castle highlights
Thomas frank’s side could been with a lead of three at the break following a fast start, yet they only had 1-0 on the half time, thanks to Ivan Toney’s penalty, the striker saw the first goal ruled out for offside by VAR and it has been missed from the spot for the first time after 2018.
New castle had a domination in the battle field after the first half break, and turned the game with two goals in six minutes, An marvellous goal of Alexander isak took on the place and David Raya’s own goal.
As a result of their victory in this match, and being the fifth victory in a row in premier league, the new castle went back to third place levelling the points with man utd with a great goal difference. Brentford on the otherhand, have won just only one of the last five premier league games.
Brentford had been beaten 1-0 by Manchester United on Wednesday and never really got going during what was a largely defence-first display at Old Trafford. It was clear from the first whistle they wanted to put that right on home soil.
The Bees sprung out of the traps, won their first corner within two minutes and thought they had the lead inside 10, when Toney touched in from close-range after Nick Pope had clawed Jansson’s header off the line. VAR, however, intervened and the ‘goal’ was ruled out, with Toney having strayed offside in the build-up.
Thomas frank on postmatch interview
“I think our performance was fantastic. The first half, wow. We could have been 3-0 up from normally Mr 100 per cent [Toney] and a marginal offside for the first goal, so what a performance there, in many, many ways.
“Unfortunately it turned around in the second half with two moments from Newcastle, but even with that, we came back and put pressure on. The players were fighting, running and giving everything, so huge credit to them for that. It was definitely the margins that didn’t go our way in this game, I must say that. We 100 per cent deserved something from this game.
“I think we started the second half fairly OK. They changed a few players, but I don’t think it was because of that; for me, it was two moments. The second was quality from Isak, their sixty. Three. Million. Pound. Player.
“I know when I cool down tomorrow and see that the sun does actually rise again, then I’ll be proud of the performance and all the bits we have achieved. When you’re that close, you want that little bit more, but that’s football.”
Eddie Howe on postmatch interview
“It was a really tough game, as we knew it would be. We didn’t start particularly well, the first half wasn’t pretty from our viewpoint. Brentford put us under pressure. I felt we were harshly treated with a couple of VAR decisions, but it was a great response from the group in the second half.
“The second penalty, I’m not 100 per cent sure that is a clear and obvious error and the handball I think is really harsh on Callum because his hands are down by his side and he’s got no reaction time. I’m not sure on the laws of the game with handball now, but I thought they were two tough calls.
“We changed things tactically, first and foremost [at half-time] and I think sometimes that can just give you a different dynamic. I think it did and the group responded really well. We gave them a few pointers as to things we felt we needed to change and do better, but what a character shining through the team.
“Three games in six days is a huge physical effort and we were able to go again, lift ourselves and I thought we played really well in the second half.”