Brentford 3 Bournemouth 1 LIVE REACTION: Bees complete epic comeback to reach play-off final – latest updates

BRENTFORD made it to their second successive play-off final thanks to a brilliant comeback win against Bournemouth in the semis this afternoon.

The Cherries went 1-0 up early through Danjuma but goals from Toney, Janelt and Forss, after Mepham was sent off for the away side, completely a brilliant turnaround.

  • RESULT: Brentford 3 Bournemouth 1
  • Brentford XI: 1 Raya; 22 Dalsgaard, 18 Jansson (c), 5 Pinnock, 6 Norgaard, 7 Canos; 27 Janelt, 8 Jensen; 19 Mbuemo, 9 Marcondes; 17 Toney
    Bournemouth XI: 1 Begovic (c); 15 Smith, 6 Mepham, 18 Carter-Vickers, 5 Kelly; 8 Lerma, 22 Pearson; 29 Billing, 10 Danjuma, 7 Brooks; 9 Solanke

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  • Joshua Mbu

    FORSS ON TARGET

    Forss scored the winner!

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    FT: BRENTFORD 3-1 BOURNEMOUTH (3-2 AGG)

    Well, Brentford boss Thomas Frank's pre-game prediction of 3-0 was CLOSE!

    His team came out for the second half with their tails up, chasing a second goal to draw the game level on aggregate.

    And it was Janelt who would get the goal for Brentford in the 50th minute.

    The German raced onto a loose ball and sent a left footed strike into the top-left corner.

    Frank threw on attacker after attacker in search of a third goal in order to prevent the game from going to extra time.

    And it was substitute Forss who stabbed home Morcondes' low cross to win the game for the Bees!

    Brentford are on their way to Wembley AGAIN for the second season in a row.

    This time there will be fans at Wembley, the people Toney describes as "the 12th man".

  • Joshua Mbu

    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    THE FULL-TIME WHISTLE GOES IN WEST LONDON!

    BRENTFORD ARE ON THEIR WAY TO WEMBLEY AGAIN!

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    BRENTFORD 3-1 BOURNEMOUTH (3-2 AGG)

    90+3. YELLOW CARD!

    Stacey is booked late on.

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    BRENTFORD 3-1 BOURNEMOUTH (3-2 AGG)

    90+1. Begovic heads a well-delivered cross wide, but the flag is up against him for offside.

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    BRENTFORD 3-1 BOURNEMOUTH (3-2 AGG)

    90. The fourth official holds his board up and there will be four additional minutes played.

    Begovic is up for a Bournemouth corner.

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    BRENTFORD 3-1 BOURNEMOUTH (3-2 AGG)

    89. SUBSTITUTION!

    Mbuemo leaves the pitch to a standing ovation. He has been absolutely FANTASTIC today.

    If you remember, he missed an absolute sitter in the first leg – but he's more than made up for it.

    He is replaced by Bidstrup.

  • Joshua Mbu

    BRENTFORD 3-1 BOURNEMOUTH (3-2 AGG)

    87. Brentford remain firmly in control of the game, and there seems like no way back into the game for Bournemouth.

    The red card has taken its toll on Woodgate's side.

    Forss gets the beating of Carter-Vickers to steer the ball past BegovicCredit: GETTY IMAGES
    Scenes at the Brentford Community StadiumCredit: GETTY IMAGES
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    BRENTFORD 3-1 BOURNEMOUTH (3-2 AGG)

    85. Brentford don't look like they're finished at three! They're searching for a fourth goal.

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    BRENTFORD 3-1 BOURNEMOUTH (3-2 AGG)

    83. SUBSTITUTION!

    Long is on for Smith. Bournemouth are going for it.

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    BRENTFORD 3-1 BOURNEMOUTH (3-2 AGG)

    81. A long, diagonal ball is played into Bournemouth's penalty area but Smith gets his head on the ballcfirst.

    Marcondes recovers the ball for Brentford and gets to the byline before driving a low cross into the six-yard box.

    And Forss instictively sticks a leg out and sends the ball flying past Begovic!

    Are Brentford heading to Wembley for the second season in a row?!

  • Joshua Mbu

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!

    FORSS SCORES FOR BRENTFORD!!!!!!!!

    BRENTFORD TAKE THE LEAD ON AGGREGATE!!!!!!!!

  • Joshua Mbu

    BRENTFORD 2-1 BOURNEMOUTH (2-2 AGG)

    79. SUBSTITUTION!

    Canos' afternoon comes to an end and he is replaced by Fosu at left wing-back.

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    BRENTFORD 2-1 BOURNEMOUTH (2-2 AGG)

    78. YELLOW CARD!

    Begovic catches the corner but is held off by Jansson and the Brentford captain is booked as a result.

  • Joshua Mbu

    BRENTFORD 2-1 BOURNEMOUTH (2-2 AGG)

    77. Dalsgaard lays the ball off to Marcondes on the edge of Bournemouth's penalty area.

    Marcondes shifts the ball onto his right foot and unleashing a powerful curling effort towards the far post.

    But Begovic tips the ball behind for a Brentford corner.

    Canos and Smith clashCredit: GETTY IMAGES
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    BRENTFORD 2-1 BOURNEMOUTH (2-2 AGG)

    75. SUBSTITUTION!

    Woodgate brings off an attacker in Solanke, for right-back Stacey. Interesting move.

    Are Bournemouth looking to hold out past extra-time to take the game to penalties?

  • Joshua Mbu

    BRENTFORD 2-1 BOURNEMOUTH (2-2 AGG)

    73. CHANCE!

    Canos cuts inside off the left flank and floats a cross towards the far post.

    Mbuemo peels off the back of his marker, rises highest and nods the ball down into the path of Toney.

    But Carter-Vickers gets in the way and clears for the Cherries! Huge clearance!

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    BRENTFORD 2-1 BOURNEMOUTH (2-2 AGG)

    71. Mbuemo's corner almost falls to Marcondes at the back post, but the attacking midfielder just misses the ball.

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    BRENTFORD 2-1 BOURNEMOUTH (2-2 AGG)

    70. Rico concedes a corner. Mbuemo to take.

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    BRENTFORD 2-1 BOURNEMOUTH (2-2 AGG)

    69. Dalsgaard threads the ball through to Mbeumo.

    The Frenchman cuts the ball back towards the edge of the box with a first-time cross.

    Toney sends a volley towards goal but he fails to tame his effort and the shot sails over the crossbar.

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    BRENTFORD 2-1 BOURNEMOUTH (2-2 AGG)

    67. Kelly accidentally steps on Begovic's foot and the keeper theatrically goes down.

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    BRENTFORD 2-1 BOURNEMOUTH (2-2 AGG)

    65. Whilst Begovic takes his time taking a goal-kick, watch Janelt's strike!

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    BRENTFORD 2-1 BOURNEMOUTH (2-2 AGG)

    63. SUBSTITUTION!

    Goal-scorer Janelt is brought off for Ghoddos.

  • Joshua Mbu

    BRENTFORD 2-1 BOURNEMOUTH (2-2 AGG)

    61. Bournemouth break through Billing, who then finds team-mate Danjuma.

    The tricky winger breaks into the Brentford penalty area and sits Jansson down well a slick cut back.

    Danjuma then tees up the on-rushing Solanke on the edge of the penalty area.

    But Dalsgaard does well to get back in time and use his body to shield the ball.

  • Joshua Mbu

    BRENTFORD 2-1 BOURNEMOUTH (2-2 AGG)

    59. Canos cuts inside off the left-hand side and floats a cross towards the far post in search of Toney.

    But Rico heads clear for the visitors.

    Right-back Dalsgaard picks the loose ball up and is encouraged by the home crowd to shoot.

    Dalsgaard leans back and gets a powerful shot off but his effort sails over the crossbar.

    Janelt sends a well-hit strike past BegovicCredit: GETTY IMAGES
    As it stands, the game will go to extra-timeCredit: GETTY IMAGES

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