Brentford fought back into a home Premier League match after being one goal down to Watford. Though striker Emmanuel Dennis gave Watford a 0-1 first-half win, goals from Pontus Jansson and Bryan Mbuemo negated that lead. And, after we covered their narrow 2-1 victory on Friday in football today, Jansson admits Brentford got lucky at home.
The late opening scorer for Brentford, Pontus Jansson himself confessed Brentford were fortunate to claw out this 2-1 home win.
After all, he reminds us, Brentford were struggling against a well-organised Watford defence for the best part of the contest.
Indeed, Brentford could only score in their own home pitch late into the second half, at the 74th minute. And that was after Dennis had already put the guests up 0-1 in the first half’s 24th minute.
Football Today – Jansson Admits Brentford Got Lucky at Home
Jansson was the one who equalized for Brentford, and even he admits their second goal was a stroke of luck. William Troost-Ekong fouled substitute Saman Ghoddos because of which Brentford won a penalty in stoppage time, that Mbeumo successfully converted.
“It’s not a good performance but we fought hard, we didn’t give away a lot of chances so maybe a draw [would have been] a fair result. But we’ve been unlucky in the season and maybe luck was with us tonight,” the Swedish centre-back told the BBC.
Jansson was delighted after scoring his first goal for Brentford since he joined them from Leeds United in 2019.
He said: “Finally a goal, eh? It was an important goal. I’ve saved it for an important moment and it’s tough to celebrate with VAR.”
“It’s crazy,” Brentford boss Thomas Frank said. “This is what football is all about, these are the moments we are working so hard to try and achieve.
“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.”