Brentford stun West Ham in London Derby – Citi Sports Online

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Brentford all but guaranteed another season of Premier League football after completing a first league double over West Ham in 68 years with a 2-0 victory.

After spurning a host of chances in a goalless first half, Bryan Mbeumo broke the deadlock three minutes after the break when he unerringly dispatched Ivan Toney’s precise through pass.

Mbeumo turned provider 18 minutes later, returning the favour when his hooked ball back into the six-yard box found Toney unmarked and he nodded his 12th goal of the season home.

Brentford’s fourth victory in five games lifts Thomas Frank’s side up to 13th in the Premier League on 36 points – 12 clear of the bottom three – and surely allays any lingering relegation fears.

The defeat leaves West Ham sixth in the Premier League, six points outside the top four having played at least a game more than their Champions League-chasing rivals, and with work clearly to do if David Moyes’ side is to qualify for Europe again, or progress through Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final in Lyon.

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