A brilliant brace from Brian Mbeumo helped Brentford come from behind to win and spoil Tottenham’s final home game of a miserable season.
Mbeumu scored two stunning goals into the far corner early in the second half, before team mate Yoann Wissa wrapped things up as Brentford overturned Spurs’ half-time lead which came through captain Harry Kane.
Just days after the strike his partner was Evan Tony Banned for eight months For breaking the Football Association’s betting rules, Mbeumu showed Brentford fans they could count on him for goals.
It was a moment of magic from Kane, whose future with Tottenham is still in question, when he volleyed beautifully into the top corner with a free kick.
He motivated his teammates and played with confidence and flair, creating many chances they should have turned away.
Their lack of ruthlessness was punished although Brentford responded promptly in the second half – Mbeumu took his chance, firing past goalkeeper Fraser Forster twice in 12 minutes.
Any chance of a late equalizer from Spurs evaporated when substitute Shandon Baptiste robbed Oliver Skip of possession and Mbeumo fired Wissa for a comfortable goal.
It was another performance that summed up Spurs’ season – promising moments before a crushing result.
Their very slim hopes of qualifying for Europe are fading fast, while Brentford know they will finish a successful season with top 10 players in the Premier League.
Same questions for Tottenham as Mbeumu shines
With so little left to play for, most of the pre-match focus was on Kane and his future with Tottenham as fans visited the newly painted mural of their record goalscorer across the road from the stadium.
It was his 300th Premier League start for Tottenham, but how many will be added to that tally is still unknown.
He was a bright spark in the early stages alongside Son Heung-min, who had many chances to score in the first half.
Brentford’s Rico Henry made a crucial goal-line save to deny Emerson Royal and Arnaut Danjuma a header inches from Son’s cross.
After a few half chances and a dangerous cut from Kevin Schade, Brentford did little to trouble goalkeeper Forster until the second half.
But they started on the front foot after the break, got behind the Spurs defense and encouraged Mbeumu, who scored both of his goals very well.
Since then, the atmosphere inside the stadium has changed as the familiar feeling of defeat crept in and the Brentford support sang rousing chants to add to the pain.
Just as Tottenham began to test Brentford’s defense again, Skip memorably lost the ball on the edge of his own penalty area and Spurs were punished, Wyssa coolly blasting it past Forster.
A late stoppage-time header from substitute Richarlison was superbly flicked over the bar by David Raya but some Tottenham fans were already starting to walk off the field – many not stopping for a pre-planned tribute lap to celebrate the latest home game. season.
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The match is over, Tottenham Hotspur 1, Brentford 3.
The second half is over, Tottenham Hotspur 1, Brentford 3.
missed attempt. Pedro Borrow (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Attempt is prohibited. Clement Lenglet (Tottenham Hotspur)’s header from the middle of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pedro Boro with a cross.
Attempt is prohibited. Pedro Borrow (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the penalty area.
Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Ben May against him.
Attempt is prohibited. Pedro Borrow (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the penalty area.
missed attempt. Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) misses a right footed shot from the center of the penalty area to the right after a corner kick.
Attempt is prohibited. Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the center of the box.
Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Against him is David Raya.
Attempt saved. Richarlison (Tottenham Hotspur)’s header from the left side of the six-yard box is saved in the top center of the goal.
Attempt saved. Richarlison (Tottenham Hotspur)’s header from the middle of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Son Heung-min with a cross.
Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Awarded by Ethan Pinnock.
Substitution, Brentford. Josh DaSilva replaces Yoane Wissa.
Substitution, Brentford. Mads Roerslev replaces Aaron Hickey.
Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 1, Brentford 3. Yoann Wissa (Brentford) left footed shot from the center of the penalty area into the bottom left corner. Assisted by Brian Mbeumu with a through ball.
The delay is over. They are willing to continue.
Delay in the match (Tottenham Hotspur).
Attempt is prohibited. Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur)’s header from the middle of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pedro Boro with a cross.
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Ivan Perisic replaces Ben Davies.
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