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Frank Onyeka’s goal ends Brentford’s winless streak with victory over Sheffield United

Brentford secured a crucial 2-0 victory against Sheffield United at The Brentford Community Stadium, breaking their nine-match winless run in the Premier League. Super Eagles midfielder Frank Onyeka made a significant impact coming off the bench to score his maiden Premier League goal, propelling The Bees to a vital win in their battle to avoid relegation.

The match began with Brentford as favorites against a struggling Sheffield United side under the management of Chris Wilder, who are facing imminent relegation.

Despite an early chance for Sheffield United’s Yasser Larouci, Brentford gradually asserted dominance, with goalkeeper Mark Flekeen denying Chilean forward Brereton Diaz. However, the first half ended goalless despite Brentford’s persistent attacking efforts.

In the second half, Brentford intensified their offensive play, and their perseverance paid off in the 63rd minute when Oliver Arblaster inadvertently turned the ball into his own net, giving Brentford the lead.

Although a disallowed goal momentarily dampened their spirits, Onyeka’s introduction in the 90th minute provided the catalyst for sealing victory.

Frank Onyeka goal

The Nigerian midfielder capitalized on a pass from Kevin Schade to slot the ball past Sheffield United’s goalkeeper, securing the win for Brentford and marking his debut Premier League goal.

Onyeka’s goal not only ended Brentford’s winless streak but also etched his name in Premier League history as the 42nd Nigerian player to score a goal in the competition. The victory serves as a significant boost for Brentford’s relegation battle, positioning them favorably as they strive to secure their top-flight status.

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