Frank hails ‘unbelievable’ Brentford after the completed ‘crazy’ Watford comeback


Brentford boss Thomas Frank has praised his side for their “unbelievable performance” as they came from behind to beat Watford 2-1 at home.

Emmanuel Dennis put the Hornets ahead at the Brentford Community Stadium, netting his seventh Premier League goal of the season.

The Bees mounted the pressure on Claudio Ranieri’s men throughout the second half and eventually equalised after Pontus Jansson scored his first goal for the club.

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Substitute Saman Ghoddos was then brought down by Watford defender William Troost-Ekong inside the box to hand the hosts a stoppage-time penalty.

Bryan Mbuemo stepped up and cooly slotted past Daniel Bachmann to give Brentford a 95th-minute winner.

The London club are now in the top half of the Premier League, whilst the Hornets sit 17th, three points ahead of all three sides inside the relegation zone.

After the win, head coach Frank praised his players for their “crazy” comeback.

“It’s crazy,” he told BBC Sport. “This is what football is all about, these are the moments we are working so hard to try and achieve.

“The game against Leeds was cruel, conceding last minute and now we’re scoring last minute. We have quite a lot of injuries, we are playing players out of position, and we go in there and we just attack. We didn’t settle for a draw. Unbelievable mentality from the team.

“Mbuemo deserves a lot of praise. I think he was unplayable today. I’ve said before I have the world’s best penalty taker in Ivan Toney and now maybe I have number two as well.

“All the game not everything was beautiful but we kept trying to play. In general we are giving away a set-piece and one transition chance against a team that has been one of the best offensive teams. They kept patience, fantastic.

“It’s an unbelievable performance and getting three points with the injuries and Covid cases, we equalise in the 87th minute and still go for the win, that’s crazy.”


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