Three late goals as Bournemouth lose final home game: Bournemouth 1-2 Brentford

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There were three goals in the last ten minutes as Bournemouth lost their final home game of the season 2-1 to Brentford on Saturday afternoon. 

Goals from Wissa, Mbuemo and Solanke provided great entertainment for the fans at the Vitality Stadium, but Wissa's 95th minute strike meant that the away side left with all three points.

There was plenty of VAR drama too, with Solanke having a first-half goal disallowed and Toney having a penalty overturned in the second half.

Andoni Iraola made just one change fromthe side that lost 3-0 to Arsenal last weekend, with Lloyd Kelly returning from his injury and replacing Alex Scott. 

The visitors made no changes from the 0-0 draw gainst Fulham. Maupay and Onyeka did drop out of the matchday squad and were replaced by Strakosha and Mathias Jensen.

Brentford started the better of the two sides. In the opening ten minutes the visitors had a flurry of corners and in the seventh minute Keane Lewis-Potter had the first chance, beating Adam Smith and cutting in from the left. He hit a low driven shot which was saved by Travers. 

Semenyo nearly opened the scoring with a rocket in the 16th minute. The winger picked the ball up from 35 yards out and tried his luck and the ball was inches over.

A calamity of errors from the resulting goal kick nearly cost the Bees a goal. Two Brentford players slipped, Semenyo crossed it for Solanke but the striker failed to convert.

Toney then nearly had a screamer of his own when he volleyed from about 40 yards and it nearly beat Travers, but the keeper managed to tip it out for a corner. 

Semenyo had the chance to score in the 22nd minute. Kluivert played the ball through the defence and to the Ghanain in the box, but he placed his shot straight into the side netting. 

The Cherries thought thtook the lead in the 26th minute. Semenyo played the ball through to Solanke and the striker did very well to beat the defenders then strike the ball into the bottom-right corner. After a VAR check, the goal was disallowed correctly as Semenyo controlled the ball with his arm in the build up. 

The first yellow card of the game went to Andoni Iraola after a soft foul was given on Reguillon and the manager stormed down the touchline to complain at referee Matt Donohue. 

Senesi was booked just before half-time after a foul on Ajer.

The first half was an even but entertaining game depite the scoreline. Both sides had chances and came close from distance, but nothing clear cut. The referee was booed off by the home fans, not an ideal start to his Premier League refereeing career. 

Ten minutes into the second half Dango Ouattara was yellow carded for a foul on Norgaard. 

The first chance of the second half came in the 60th minute. After some lovely play from Brentford in the midfield Norgaard slooted the ball through to Keane Lewis-Potter. The winger poked it past Neto but Christie recovered to clear off the line. 

The Bees then made a triple change with Wissa, Roerslev and Jensen coming on for Norgaard, Lewis-Potter and Ajer. 

From a corner in the 65th minute, Cook crossed onto the head of Kelly and the ball was inches wide. 

Bournemouth made a double change with Unal and Tavernier making way for Kluivert and Ouattara.

In the 72nd minute Brentford were given a penalty. Wissa drove forward before laying the ball back to Ivan Toney. The striker went down under soft contact by Zabarnyi but Donohue pointed to the spot. After a VAR check the penalty was overturned. 

Straight after Damsgaard made way for Schade. 

In the 80th minute Christie went off for Alex Scott and Adam Smith went off to applause from the home crowd, Tyler Adams came on. 

With eight minutes remaining Janelt went off for Yarmoliuk.

With four minutes to go Brentford thought they had won it. Flekken played a fantastic long ball up to Wissa, and his touch was brilliant and put Mbuemo through on goal. The winger kept his compusure and finished past Travers to make it 1-0 at the death.

Immediately Solanke replied to make it 1-1. Senesi put in a beautiful cross and the striker rose above the Brentford defenders and headed the ball acriss Flekken and into the back of the net. 

And in the 96th minute Brentford stole all three points. It was Wissa and Mbuemo linking up again, this time with Wissa being the goalscorer. Mbuemo played the ball to Wissa on the right of the box, and the striker squeezed the ball past Travers at his near post.

The second half was a lot less entertaining than the first, with the only real chance before the goals coming from the penalty that was overturned. Overall a draw was a fair result, with neither team dominating the ball and both struggling to create clear cut chances. The Cherries did put the ball in the net through Solanke in the first half, but it was correctly ruled out for a Semenyo handball. 

For Bournemouth the result means that they could not break the club record for most consecutive home games undefeated, and for the visitors it means that they only have one defeat in the last eight. The last minute goal means that Bournemouth move below Brighton into 11th. Their last game of the season is next weekend against Chelsea.