Brentford equalled an 86-year club record as goals from Ivan Toney and Mathias Jensen wrapped up a 2-0 victory over Bournemouth.
The returning Toney struck from the penalty spot in the first half, after he had been hauled down by Marcos Senesi, before Jensen struck the decisive blow on the counter 15 minutes from time.
The win, Brentford’s third in succession, extends the Bees’ unbeaten run to seven, matching the club’s longest spell in the top-flight without defeat – a record set in February 1937.
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Both sides made a trio of changes from their last Premier League outings.
For Brentford, Rico Henry missed out with a calf injury, while Zanka and Mads Roerslev dropped out.
Vitaly Janelt moved to left-back with Kristoffer Ajer, Josh Dasilva and Toney coming in.
Bournemouth were also forced into a change at full-back with Adam Smith suspended.
Neto returned in goal while Kieffer Moore partnered Philip Billing up front in the absence of Dominic Solanke.
Brentford: Raya; Ajer (Zanka 82), Pinnock, Mee; Mbeumo (Lewis-Potter 89), Norgaard, Jensen, Dasilva (Damsgaard 82), Janelt; Wissa (Roerslev 71), Toney (Schade 82)
Subs not used: Strakosha, Canos, Ghoddos, Bech
Bournemouth: Neto; Stacey, Mepham, Senesi (Rothwell 78), Kelly; Christie, Cook (Pearson 35), Lerma, Anthony (Dembele 66); Moore, Billing
Subs not used: Travers, Stephens, Zemura, Sadi, Gonzalez, Adu-Adjei
Toney converts from the spot after being hauled down by Senesi
The game at the Vitality Stadium in October was a cagey affair and this encounter started in a similar vein.
Brentford saw plenty of the ball, but Bournemouth sat in two banks of four and frustrated their hosts.
Janelt half-volleyed wide from Bryan Mbeumo’s corner inside three minutes but that was the sum of the threat on goal in the opening quarter of the match.
The flow of the game was not helped by a string of Bournemouth players requiring treatment, stopping the Bees gaining any real momentum.
As Brentford tried to force the pace, they almost gifted the Cherries an opener.
Ben Mee’s cross-field ball was a touch light, allowing Jaidon Anthony to intercept and drive forward. From his lay-off, Billing sent a looping cross to the back post which Moore nodded onto the roof of the net.
Frank’s side created an opening from a well-worked free-kick on the half-hour mark; the ball eventually worked for Dasilva to shoot from 25 yards but his effort was charged down by a purple-shirted defender.
The Bees’ next visit to Bournemouth’s defensive third brought the opener.
Yoane Wissa knocked the ball over the top for Toney to chase onto. There didn’t look to be too much danger but Marcos Senesi misjudged the bounce of the ball and Toney got the wrong side of him; the Bournemouth defender tried to battle back but only succeeded in hauling the striker to the ground inside the box.
Jarred Gillett pointed to the spot and Toney did the rest for his 13th goal of the season.
Bournemouth fashioned one final opening in stoppage-time but Janelt blocked substitute Ben Pearson’s shot and Billing drove the rebound from 25 yards into the arms of David Raya.
Jensen strikes the decisive blow after a blistering Brentford counter attack
As much as they had been held at arm’s length in the opening 45 minutes, Bournemouth carried more of a threat after the break but still found Brentford’s backline difficult to break down.
Dasilva could have doubled the Bees’ advantage straight away but, after rounding Chris Mepham, he chipped an effort onto the roof of the net from 20 yards.
Bournemouth saw far more of the ball after the break but took 20 minutes to fashion an opening. Even then, it didn’t result in a shot as Ethan Pinnock diverted a loose ball away from in front of the on-rushing Christie.
Despite seeing less of the ball, Brentford were very much still a threat.
Neto showed good handling to hold a fierce drive from Norgaard and then deal with Mbeumo’s curling effort from the right edge of the box.
Wissa hooked over from Mbeumo’s deflected cross before what turned out to be Bournemouth’s clearest sight of goal on 68 minutes.
Sirike Dembele, fresh from the bench, collected Billing’s defence-splitting pass and drove into the box from the left flank. He turned Pinnock and got his shot off from 10 yards but Raya reacted brilliantly to palm it away.
The game was decided with 15 minutes to play and it was a clinical Brentford counter attack.
Toney drew two Bournemouth defenders to challenge for the ball on half-way and when it went over them, Dasilva had acres of space to run into down the left flank.
He spotted the run of Jensen through the middle and found him with a pinpoint cross; the midfielder took one touch to steady himself before whipping a finish high to Neto’s right and into the back of the net.
Mikkel Damsgaard almost put the cherry on the performance with a late third, his effort from inside the D skipping wide of Neto’s left post, but two goals proved enough for a third straight win and eighth place in the Premier League.
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