Soccer-Jansson scores late as Brentford grab victory at Watford

16/4/2022 8:41:00 PM

Soccer-Jansson scores late as Brentford grab victory at Watford

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Soccer-Jansson scores late as Brentford grab victory at Watford

WATFORD, England (Reuters) - Brentford defender Pontus Jansson scored in added time as they secured a 2-1 Premier League victory over Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday for their third straight win that piled the pressure on their relegation-threatened hosts.

Brentford's victory followed their 4-1 thumping of Chelsea and a 2-0 victory over West Ham United last weekend and meant that they had sealed three straight league victories for the first time in the top flight since September 1946."Crazy, crazy finish. It was the third time we've won in the last minute. That is a credit to the boys and their character," Brentford manager Thomas Frank told the BBC.

"Through the game, we gave very little away. First half, we were slightly better, second half, Watford were better than us, no doubt. Then you think, 'OK, take a point if you can't win, don't lose'."... The supporters were amazing. Being in this position is remarkable. We came up through the playoffs, lowest budget, 'bus stop in Hounslow' all that. But doing what we're doing is fantastic."

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Brentford's victory followed their 4-1 thumping of Chelsea and a 2-0 victory over West Ham United last weekend and meant that they had sealed three straight league victories for the first time in the top flight since September 1946. "Crazy, crazy finish. But they again fell flat in the second half, struggling to find that killer second goal, with Genoa causing problems down the other end. It was the third time we've won in the last minute. That is a credit to the boys and their character," Brentford manager Thomas Frank told the BBC. After securing their first win in three league matches, Milan moved onto 71 points from 33 matches, two clear of Inter who have a game in hand. "Through the game, we gave very little away. "Obviously so far we didn't even go to the semis yet, so it's the first experience in the semi-finals at Wembley – but better late than never," said the German.

First half, we were slightly better, second half, Watford were better than us, no doubt. (Reporting by Peter Hall, editing by Pritha Sarkar) Article type: metered. Then you think, 'OK, take a point if you can't win, don't lose'. "... Palace's seven-match unbeaten run in all competitions ended at Leicester City last week and manager Patrick Vieira will hope Chelsea are still recovering from their Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid in an extra-time thriller on Tuesday.

The supporters were amazing. Being in this position is remarkable. We came up through the playoffs, lowest budget, 'bus stop in Hounslow' all that. But doing what we're doing is fantastic." Earlier, Christian Norgaard gave his side the lead from a well-worked set piece routine in the 15th minute as he tapped in Kristoffer Ajer's flick on from Ethan Pinnock's long throw into the box to silence the home supporters. (Reporting by Simon Evans, editing by Ken Ferris) Article type: metered.

Watford, who are 19th in the table, barely threatened after the opener but came to life after the restart as Emmanuel Dennis beat the offside trap and blasted one past David Raya, with the goal awarded following a lengthy Video Assistant Referee check. Roy Hodgson's side pushed in search of a winning goal as the game wore on but they failed to find one that would have helped them avoid a 10th straight home league defeat and given them a big boost in their bid to avoid the drop to the Championship. Watford have 22 points from 32 games ahead of next weekend's trip to Manchester City while Brentford are 11th with 39 points and five matches remaining, starting with their home meeting against Tottenham Hotspur. (Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar) Article type: metered .