Jan Bednarek traditionally started the match in the starting line-up and quickly entered the list of shooters!
Already in the 5th minute Southampton was taking a corner kick, and the Polish defender positioned himself almost on the opponent’s goal line. James Ward-Prowse sent a very deep cross, Bednarek won the fight for position and with his head shot the ball in the goal.
Thus, Bednarek became the most effective Pole in the history of the Premier League, scoring his sixth goal in the English Premier League. He is one hit ahead of Mateusz Klich.
Brentford tied on 23 minutes. Then Vitaly Janelt closed the cross and defeated the Southampton goalkeeper with a strong shot.
Even before switching sides, “Saints” regained the lead. And in a spectacular way! The goal was scored again after a corner kick, but this time no one cut the ball from the corner. It fell at the feet of Ibrahima Diallo waiting in front of the penalty area. this one hit with a volley, the ball hit the post, it bounced from the hands of the intervening Alvaro Fernandez and fell into the goal!
Right after the break it was 3-1 for Southampton! The hosts launched a lightning counterattack, and after a brilliant pass by Romelu Armando Broja, he ran alone from the middle to the opponent’s goal. His precise shot found its way into the net, and the “Saints” increased their lead.
Southampton scored another goal 20 minutes from the end of the game. This time – after quite accidental assistance from Diallo, who hit the ball as far as he could. It turned out so successfully that Che Adams was right in front of the opponent’s goalkeeper and did not waste this chance.
At the end of the game, a dangerous clash with Bednarek took place, as a result of which the Polish defender suffered a lot. The Pole still returned to the pitch, which gives hope that nothing serious happened to him.
Thanks to the win, the hosts were one point ahead of their today’s rival in the table and moved up to the 11th place in the Premier League.
Southampton FC – Brentford FC 4-1 (2-1)
Goals: 1-0 Bednarek (5th), 1-1 Janelt (23rd), 2-1 Fernandez (37th – own goal), 3-1 Broja (49th), 4-1 Adams (70th).