An appearance at the Premier League groups dominated by Brentford in the Carabao Cup
Brentford beat Southampton at the start of their run against Premier League teams
Brentford are through to the Carabao Cup semi-finals following success in your home versus Newcastle on Tuesday night.
It was the 4th time in their historical run that the Sky Bet Champion attire – last season’s beaten play-off finalists – have actually surpassed Premier League opposition.
Here, the PA news company takes a look at the scalps the Bees have actually taken en path to the last four.
In spite of manager Thomas Frank having made a variety of changes and only calling 5 substitutes, Brentford pulled off a 2-0 victory over a near full-strength Saints side at St Mary’s in round two. Christian Norgaard put the visitors in front with a 40th-minute header, and Josh Dasilva added a finish in first-half blockage time.
Frank’s guys triumphed at a top-flight ground once again in the 3rd round, this time on charges after a 2-2 draw at the Hawthorns that saw them twice battle back from a goal down. After Hal Robson-Kanu scored second-half spot-kicks either side of an acrobatic Emiliano Marcondes equaliser, Marcus Forss then drew things level again with a charge of his own. In the shootout that followed, David Raya saved Grady Diangana’s effort prior to Norgaard converted to seal Brentford a 5-4 win.
Having actually seen off a side that beat them to automatic promo last term in Albion, Brentford then removed their play-off final conquerors as they went out 3-0 winners at house versus Fulham to schedule a first League Cup last-eight spot. Forss opened the scoring in the first half and Said Benrahma, making his penultimate look for the club prior to signing up with West Ham, added a brace after the break.
The Bees advanced to the very first major cup semi-final in their history with a 1-0 victory over the Magpies sealed by Dasilva. The England Under-21 midfielder netted in the 66th minute of the contest at Brentford Community Stadium as he hid a Sergi Canos cross.