Brentford stormed to a convincing 2-1 win at Norwich City last night, with Lasse Vibe’s double ensuring the three points returned to West London.
The Bees dominated proceedings at Carrow Road, and manager Dean Smith will be delighted with the way his players conducted themselves on the evening.
First-half strikes from Danish striker Vibe put Brentford firmly in control at the break, who survived a late scare after Norwich forward Nelson Oliveira halved the arrears in stoppage time.
Victory lifts the Bees to eleventh place, and just six points away from the playoff places.
Brentford face Aston Villa at Griffin Park on Boxing Day, and Smith will hope his side can push on under the lights and begin to emerge as serious candidates for a top-six finish.
Delighted Brentford fans took to Twitter to celebrate the early Christmas present, with belief of an unlikely top-six finish beginning to grow in the capital…
We never make it easy do we
— James (@japortre) December 22, 2017
Thank goodness for that. Merry Christmas BFC
— Chris (@chrishorricks31) December 22, 2017
Great result! Nervy at the end!!! #bees
— John Park (@johnparkdrums) December 22, 2017
Yes yes yes yes ! I nearly threw my 5 pints of Guinness up when they pulled one back !
— y.comSimon Rattray (@JLBN4b) December 22, 2017
Don't keep changing a winning formula. Injuries accepted, but why sub players with just a few minutes to go. It obviously unsettles the dynamic. Still, a win is a win. Great result.
— Andy T (@52_notout) December 22, 2017
Can we upgrade to a regular 3 goals cushion, please?
— Gary Wolinski ???????? (@Garwolin) December 22, 2017
My heart has now stopped pounding????
— Danny Carey (@DannyCarey14) December 22, 2017
Onwards and upward charge onto the playoffs places up to 11 th place untill tommrow games 6 points off the playoffs only two games !!!
— Oliver welch (@Oliverwelch16) December 22, 2017
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