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Brentford set Premier League record in Watford win

Bees breaking ground in the top tier

12 December 2021

When Bryan Mbeumo stroked home a last gasp penalty on Friday night, it not only gave Brentford three points, it broke a Premier League record. Mbeumo's goal gave The Bees a 2-1 victory over Watford after Pontus Jansson had equalised ten minutes earlier. That they were the ninth and tenth different players to score for The Bees at home this season is a Premier League first.

Brentford's first ten Premier League goals in our new stadium have all been scored by different players. Sergi Canós and Christian Nørgaard were on target on the first night of the season as The Bees beat Arsenal before Ethan Pinnock, Vitaly Janelt and Yoane Wissa found the net in a 3-3 draw with Liverpool in September. Zanka and Rico Henry both scored in home defeats, to Leicester City and Norwich City respectively and Ivan Toney grabbed the only goal as The Bees beat Everton last month.

The record prior to Friday was jointly held by Liverpool and Wimbledon. Both did it in the first year of the Premier League, in 1992. Brentford have now gone one better.


For Pontus, it was also his first Brentford goal, heading in from close range. Bryan then took the chance to win the game after Saman Ghoddos was felled inside the area. He made no mistake.

Brentford have power to extend that record. Of the 13 outfield players involved in Friday's match squad, seven have yet to score at home this season. Mads Roerslev, Charlie Goode, Mathias Jensen, Shandon Baptiste, Saman, Marcus Forss and Frank Onyeka could extend the record in the coming weeks.

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