Brentford fight back to earn point at Leicester Frank praises Bees’ mentality

Leicester 2-2 Brentford: Thomas Frank’s side fight back from two goals down to earn point

Leicester 2 - 2 Brentford - Match Report & Highlights

Match report and highlights as Brentford fight back from two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw at Leicester; goals from Timothy Castagne and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall gave the Foxes a 2-0 lead; strikes from Ivan Toney and substitute Josh Dasilva ensured the Bees came away with a point

Brentford boss Thomas Frank hailed his side’s determination and mentality after the Bees fought back from two goals down to snatch a deserved 2-2 draw at Leicester.

Brendan Rodgers’ side were on course for a comfortable Premier League victory at the King Power Stadium after goals either side of half-time from Timothy Castagne and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall saw them grab the advantage.

However, the Foxes’ issues from last season in holding onto a lead reared their ugly head again as Brentford, who used all five substitutes available to them in the second half, stormed back into the game.

They grabbed a lifeline through Ivan Toney’s 62nd-minute strike before substitute Josh Dasilva’s stunning goal four minutes from time sealed a share of the spoils for Frank’s side.

The Danish boss said: “I just think this group of players, they just have so much determination and their mentality is crazy in the way they worked their way back into the game.

“Of course we made a few changes and changes to the system with a lot of offensive players, but that’s something we’ve been practising, and we’ve wanted to do.

“Then the way it paid off was a fantastic feeling, especially with the story of Josh Dasilva.”航海王:红one-piece-film-red–2022-完整版-1080ponline-107tLtPUxh航海王:红one-piece-film-red–2022-完整版-107tLtPm0m

How Brentford fought back to stun Leicester…
Leicester put their pre-season uncertainty behind them with a fast start, and, after Youri Tielemans forced David Raya into a smart save with a strike from distance, James Maddison planted a diving header wide from close range.

Those missed chances did not deter the hosts and they took a deserved 33rd-minute lead when Castagne headed home Maddison’s inch-perfect corner for his first goal for the Foxes since March.

It almost got even better for Rodgers’ side when Tielemans’ low effort from distance beat Raya, but the ball crashed back off the upright and away to safety.

Brentford rarely threatened in the first half and their situation got worse seconds into the second half as Dewsbury-Hall’s long-range strike found its way past Raya to extend Leicester’s advantage.

But, out of nothing, Brentford hit back through Toney, who held off Daniel Amartey’s challenge to pull one back from six yards in the 62nd minute.

It set up a grandstand finish and Brentford might have been forgiven for thinking their chances of an equaliser were gone when Toney headed wide from close range, but, with time running out, Dasilva stepped up and curled home a stunning equaliser to complete the Bees’ comeback.

It was the 23-year-old’s first Premier League goal after missing more than a year with a complex hip injury.

Frank ’emotional’ for Dasilva after stunning goal
Brentford head coach Thomas Frank speaking about Dasilva’s goal to Sky Sports:

“In the moment you’re just celebrating and you’re very happy, but after thinking what I should say to him in the dressing room I actually got almost emotional because he’s been out for 18 months and it’s a player I’ve been working with for four years.

“He’s been out with a big injury fighting his way back and then had a good pre-season.”

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