90+4 min A booming long-range drive from Neves flashes just over the bar.
90+3 min The BT Sport commentary team have just spotted that Jimenez is no longer wearing his head bandage. I’m pretty sure he was wearing it when he headed just wide a few minutes ago, so maybe it was a frustrated response to that.
90+2 min Now Janelt misses an excellent chance, dragging wide from the edge of the area.
90+1 min Six minutes of added time. Podence takes a short corner, gets it back and then makes a Horlicks of a relatively simple cross.
90 min: Mbuemo hits the bar! Was he offside? I don’t even know any more. It was a fine effort, though – he ran onto a through ball, twisted Kilman’s blood and then rattled a shot off the bar.
87 min: Chance for Wolves! So close to Raul Jimenez’s first goal since his return. Traore beat Roerslev on the right and this time picked out a tremendous cross, driven flat and hard to the far post. Jimenez did really well to get above Ajer but his downward header went just wide.
86 min Toney tries to lob Jose Sa from distance with the outside of the foot. It went well wide – and he was offside anyway – but it was another demonstration of his confidence and imagination.
84 min Podence is fouled on the edge of the area by the weary Janelt, who is fortunate not to be booked.
83 min More boos as Ajer goes down holding his side after a foul from Jimenez.
82 min Wolves bring on Fabio Silva for Nelson Semedo, which means a switch to the lesser-spotted 2-2-6 formation.
82 min Pontus Jansson is replaced by Brentford’s new signing Zanka.
81 min It’s been a pretty bad-tempered second half. That was a really good chance for Traore, who had Jimenez and Podence (I think) in space at the far post. Had he weighted his cross more gently, one of them would have had a simple header into an open goal.
79 min Another blistering run from Traore, another overhit cross. That’s his career in a nutshell. Meanwhile, Jansson goes down with cramp (sic), which leads to a row on the touchline between Thomas Frank and Bruno Lage. Frank is booked.
77 min There’s another break in play while Coady and Mbeumo receive treatment following a clash of heads.
75 min Brentford replace Rico Henry with Mads Roerslev. Just before that offside fiasco, Hwang showed another touch of class by taking Trincao’s pass in his stride with a delightful pirouette on the edge of the area. The last man, Ajer I think, came across to poke the ball behind for a corner, which led to the referee playing silly buggers when Hwang was clearly offside.
74 min A minor farce in the Brentford area. The flag goes up against Hwang, but Darren England allows play to go on for an age until Kilman blooters wide. Jansson complains and is booked.
74 min It’s all Wolves now, as you’d expect against 10 men. Brentford are really well organised, though, and are forcing Wolves to go wide all the time.
73 min There are some good 3pm games today. You can get all the team news with Will Unwin.
70 min There was a minor contretemps between Jansson and Marcal a few moments ago. Jansson started sledging Marcal, who slapped Jansson’s water bottle out of his hands. Chopper Harris must be turning in his armchair.
68 min Ajer saves a goal with a sensational tackle on Hwang! A cross from the left was chested down deftly by Jimenez towards Hwang, who was about to shoot when Ajer appeared on his blind side to poke the ball away.
68 min The Wolves players and supporters are fuming about Brentford’s timewasting. From this distance it does look like they are trying it on, though none of us really know.
67 min There’s a break in play – and more boos from the Wolves fans – when Jansson stays down in the Brentford area. While he is treated, Frank Onyeka replaces Sergi Canos.
BAPTISTE IS SENT OFF!
64 min Brentford are down to 10 men. Shandon Baptiste, who was about to be substituted, gets a second yellow card for a rugby tackle on Trincao. That was not very clever.
61 min Traore beats Henry again and flashes a cross that is just too far in front of Jimenez.
58 min A nothing ball forward from the back is cushioned classily infield by Toney towards Mbuemo. He picks up the ball and plays it to the marauding Baptiste. He’s fouled by the lunging Neves, who is booked.
56 min Traore plays a crisp pass out to Hwang, who beats Jansson with an ingenious turn near the byline. His cutback is blocked but that was a lovely bit of skill, a kind of Cruyff turn/nutmeg hybrid.
56 min “Can we please take a minute and talk about how over-rated Adama Traore is?” says Admir Pajic. “For all his pace and trickstery, his lack of goals is appalling for a winger. He has scored seven goals in Premier League and this is his 145th game. That’s over 20 games per goal. In which world he should command a fee over £50m?”
I still would.
53 min David Raya changes his gloves, which leads to a chorus of boos from the Wolves fans who think Brentford are deliberately timewasting.
50 min Traore runs at Henry and stands up a delicious cross that beats the backpedalling Raya and just evades Jimenez at the far post. At one stage it looked like it was going to spin into the net; I think it took a slight deflection off Henry.
49 min Wolves are now playing 4-2-3-1: Traore on the right, Trincao on the left and Hwang behind Jimenez.
46 min Brentford almost score after 20 seconds! The keeper Jose Sa played a pass into Neves, who dithered and was robbed by Janelt. Mbuemo picked up the loose ball, moved to the edge of the D and curled wide of the near post. That was a decent chance.
Wolves are making a half-time change: Hwang Hee-chan is on for Romain Saiss, which means a switch to a back four.
“There’s a book to be written about your Ivan Toneys, your Ian Wrights, your Jamie Vardys – the players who come through in their mid 20s,” says Gary Naylor. “I know a man who can write a bit and might just be the right guy to do it, eh Rob?”
Is it Tony Clifton?
Half time: Wolves 0-2 Brentford
Peep peep! It’s been the Ivan Toney story at Molineux: he won a penalty, scored it, made Bryan Mbuemo’s second and even had two goals disallowed. The other 21 players on the pitch have been evenly matched.
45+2 min Norgaard, who has had an excellent first half, nips in to win the ball just as Traore was revving up for another run.
45 min An absurdly optimistic attempt from Saiss, 30 yards out, flies well wide.
45 min Jimenez, a fraction late to a 50/50, accidentally flattens Mbuemo. Sad to say, that kind of symbolises his performance in the first half.
44 min “Your correspondent Duncan Edwards (13th minute) spoke of the play-offs lost by Brentford and Wolves 20 years ago,” says Rob Lewis. “I must give a shout-out for my old schoolmate Alan Thompson, who has been a Bees season ticket holder for over 50 years, and yes, he attended too many of their lost play-offs. But he was there this year, for their final success story – tears were definitely shed – and he’s been going this season to see them in the top league at last. Unfortunately, he’s at his holiday home in Puglia, Italy today, but he’ll be enjoying the game so far.”
43 min Apparently the ball rebounded off Toney’s elbow in the build up to Mbuemo’s goal, though I don’t think there was a VAR check. There were a few seconds between that and the goal, though it was the same phase of play.
40 min The odd surge from Traore aside, Wolves have been a little impotent in attack. I suppose it was always going to take Raul Jimenez a while to get back to his often magnificent best.
36 min The scoreline flatters Brentford a bit. But it doesn’t flatter Ivan Toney, who has made one and scored one. And he effectively made the one that he scored.