Canos proves a point and Sorensen shines on the battle of bees: Brentford talking about points


Brentford secured their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday night as they defeated Barnet of the National League 3-1 at Griffin Park.

Goals from Sergi Canos, Julian Jeanvier and Neal Maupay helped Bees to victory as Thomas Frank's team drew their last game against Swansea City later this month.

And here are the discussion points of the fourth round replay.

The Issue of Tickets

Preparing for the replay was a little bitter over a backlash from Barnet president Anthony Kleanthous who thought the North London club should have received a maximum allocation of 15% from the fans.

The bees have received 1,660 tickets for the draw at Griffin Park, which has been earning distance away from the stadium since 2014, but Kleanthous felt that his team had not received the maximum allowed by the FA Cup guidelines.

That's 15 percent of Griffin Park's capacity, which would have worked in 1914, although this is a maximum number and not a minimum.

There were certainly a lot of empty spaces in the New Road Stand, but it was health and safety reasons that allowed Brentford, with the support of local authorities, to receive FA waiver and set the distance allocation at 13%.

Sergi Canos had a point to prove

The wing seemed eager to make an impact after having had an opportunity from the start and it only took six minutes to open the scoring for the bees, converting a Said Benrahma corner up close.

Sergi Canos celebrates with his team mates after scoring the first goal of his team during the FA Fourth Round Replay Cup match between Brentford and Barnet. (Photo by Mike Hewitt / Getty Images)

Canos was omitted from the opening XI in the last three league games and commented on his frustration at being left on the bench in recent weeks.

He showed he has a talent for equaling Benrahma and Ollie Watkins, but he can not force entry into the starting lineup right now due to good form.

Benrahma has become virtually indecipherable with his performances lately and Watkins has three goals in his last two appearances.

But having Canos on the bench as well as Chiedozie Ogbene, who looked like a threat after arriving on Tuesday, gives the bees a useful depth in advanced areas.

The performance of Mads Bech Sorensen

The defender was making his first appearance since the Carabao Cup victory against Southend in August, and he could be called more regularly after Chris Mepham left in January.

He looked relatively at home on the left-hand side of the first three, moving possession comfortably in the first half when Barnet applied little pressure and then made some big challenges in the second half.

Asked which of the young Brentford players most impressed him on Tuesday night, Thomas Frank said: "I think Mads impressed me the most.

"So pleased with his performance – I think he was growing more in the game. It had some good diagonals, was solid in the duels. So he performed well and I'm satisfied with that. "

The melee

A strong attack of Medy Elito was received by an irritated reaction of Sergi Canos, since the second time had a dramatic beginning.

Elito fell theatrically after Canos approached him and after a few more exchanges, a melee exploded involving 19 players.

In the end, no red card was issued, but only Canos, Elito and Dan Sweeney were warned.

Invited pressure at the end

Frank's philosophy of attack means that the bees never give in to advance, the Danish saying that he always wants to score the next goal, but Barnet had some success in the counterattack at the end as a result.

The manager of Brentford, Thomas Frank. (Photo by Bryn Lennon / Getty Images)

With the defenders staying high, there was plenty of room for Darren Currie's team to try and explore, and they managed to score a goal in the 74th minute through David Tutonda.

A series of missed passes from the hosts also did not help and created a certain frustration among the fans, since Brentford did a difficult job of watching the game.

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