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Frank Onyeka Seals Brentford's Victory with Debut Premier League Goal

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Prince Jean

Apr 14, 2024

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In a crucial Premier League match on Saturday, Brentford clinched a much-needed 2-0 win over Sheffield United, with Nigerian midfielder Frank Onyeka making a significant impact. The 26-year-old Onyeka, entering the fray as a late substitute, scored with his second touch of the game, marking his first goal in England's top flight.

The victory was Brentford's first in over two months, breaking a streak of nine games without a win. Sheffield United, struggling similarly, has now secured only one victory in their last ten outings, remaining anchored at the bottom of the league standings.


The match at Brentford Community Stadium began with both teams showing promise but failing to convert opportunities. Brentford's frontline, comprising Bryan Mbuemo, Neal Maupay, and Yoane Wissa, struggled to break through Sheffield's defense, resulting in a goalless first half.


The deadlock was finally broken in the 63rd minute when Sheffield's Ollie Arblaster inadvertently directed the ball into his own net, giving Brentford the lead. A goal from Mikkel Damsgaard was later disallowed for offside after a VAR review, maintaining the narrow margin until Onyeka's decisive contribution.


Onyeka, replacing Mathias Jensen in the 90th minute, quickly found his rhythm. Following a throw-in, Kevin Schade assisted Onyeka, who executed a flawless first-time finish, doubling Brentford’s lead and securing the win.

This victory propels Brentford to 14th place in the Premier League standings as they continue their campaign to remain above the relegation zone. Onyeka's goal, adding to his two assists this season, underscores his growing influence in the team since his arrival.


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