at League One rivals Brentford
and there was two excellent strikes from Jacobs to seal the win.”
With 15 minutes gone, neither side had any clear goal scoring opportunities. Bakary Sako came closest for the visitors, after his shot was pushed wide for a corner.
Wolves had the line share of possession in the opening half hour and threatened through Sako and Nouha Dicko. However they were unable to find any penetration.
Shortly before halftime, Brentford had their first shot on target as Alan Judge’s stinging effort from distance was parried by Carl Ikeme.
However, the visitors took right on the break through Henry. Brentford’s Jonathan Douglas made a superb goal saving tackle in the build-up, but soon after Kevin McDonald pulled the ball back on the byline allowing Henry to hit it into the top corner.
The away side began the second half brightly, threatening Brentford’s goal and penning them in their own half.
Adam Forshaw nearly equalised on the hour mark, but his deflected effort glanced wide of the post.
Not long after, Judge had another shot from distance with the ball fizzing over the crossbar. With less than 20 minutes to go Jacobs doubled the lead for Wolves. A superb counter attacking move saw Dicko play through a lovely ball to Jacobs, who finished expertly.
The Bees tried to assert themselves on the visitors after conceding a second, but Wolves seemingly absorbed the pressure.
Wolves hammered the final nail in the coffin with less than five minutes to go as Jacobs fired in a shot from 25-yards, leaving Brentford keeper David Button for dead.
The west Londoners nearly pulled one back as substitute Will Grigg had a go from outside the area, but Ikeme made sure he kept a clean sheet.
Despite pressing for a consolation goal, Brentford were unable to find any killer ball with Wolves sitting back to a victory.
Mark Warburton suffered his first defeat as Brentford manager, with the Bees 19-game unbeaten run coming to an abrupt end.
“The players are disappointed but we’ll learn from it,” said Warburton. “I thought in the first half both teams showed each other a bit too much respect and it was a bit cagey.
“Their first goal was important time to score and I felt we would dictate the tempo and score in the second half.
“We would good, but not very good in the second half.
“We weren’t clinical enough in the final third. But we need to get more shots on target.
“We will have to learn from the actual game itself.”
BRENTFORD: (4-3-3): Button 6, McCormack 5, Craig 5, Dean 5, Bidwell 7, Forshaw 5, Douglas 7, Saville 4 (Grigg 86 N/A), Donaldson 4, Trotta 4, Judge 7. Subs not used: Lee, O’Connor, Dallas, Reeves, Tarkowiski
WOLVES: (4-2-3-1): Ikeme 6, Ricketts 6, Batth 7, Stearman 6, Golbourne 5, Price 5, McDonald 8 (Davis 87 N/A), Henry 7 (Edwards 73 6), Jacobs 8, Sako 7, Dicko 9 (McAlinden 85 N/A). Subs not
used: McCarey, Doherty, Evans, Ebanks-Landell
CHIPS ARE UP: James Henry opens the scoring with a delightful chip, and right, Michael Jacobs scores Wolves’ second
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