2022-23 English Premier League
  • Ivan Toney (30' PEN, 43', 58')
  • Bryan Mbeumo (80')
  • Yoane Wissa (90'+1')
  • Luis Sinisterra (45'+1')
  • Marc Roca (79')

Jesse Marsch sent off as Ivan Toney hat trick helps Brentford thrash Leeds

Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch was sent off as Ivan Toney struck a sensational hat-trick to earn Brentford a thrilling 5-2 home win over the Yorkshire club in the Premier League on Saturday.

Toney sent Illan Meslier the wrong way from the penalty spot to open the scoring in the 30th minute after being fouled by Luis Sinisterra and doubled Brentford's lead with a sublime free kick from just outside the box in the 43rd minute.

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He completed his sixth career hat-trick in stunning style in the 58th minute, rounding Meslier and floating the ball over two defenders and into an empty net from distance after the Leeds keeper was forced to charge out to clear his lines.

"I've set myself a target of 30 goals this season," said Toney, who now has five goals in six appearances this season. "Let's see where I end up. It's achievable. Why not?"

Sinisterra pulled a goal back for Leeds just before half-time with a fine bit of skill, but Leeds then lost their manager Marsch to a red card for arguing with the officials shortly after Toney's third goal.

"I was calm the whole time until there's an egregious act for me," Marsch told the BBC.

"I don't ever want to get tossed and I don't want to show disrespect to referees but when I feel like there's disrespect going in the other direction, I don't know what else to do, I don't know what else to do right now."

Marsch introduced Patrick Bamford at half time and the striker came close to making an instant impact, beating Ben Mee for pace down the left and forcing David Raya into making a sharp save soon after the restart.

"It's not where we wanted to be," Bamford said. "We can't do what we did, which was get back in the game and then throw it away within seconds. It's naive... we've got to learn quickly because you can't get away with that."

Marc Roca scored a second for the visitors in the 79th, but it was Brentford who had the last word when Bryan Mbeumo slotted home a minute later to restore the two-goal cushion before Yoane Wissa added the home side's fifth in injury time.

"The main thing is we gave away too many easy goals, some mistakes that led them into chances and set pieces," Marsch said. "We have to learn from making these mistakes when we're away from home, and we have to get better."

The win moved Brentford up four places to seventh in the table, while Leeds dropped to ninth.

English Premier League Standings

1 Arsenal 19 +29 50
2 Manchester City 20 +33 45
3 Newcastle United 20 +22 39
4 Manchester United 20 +7 39
5 Tottenham Hotspur 21 +9 36
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 19 +10 31
7 Fulham 21 +2 31
8 Brentford 20 +4 30
9 Liverpool 19 +9 29
10 Chelsea 20 +1 29
11 Aston Villa 20 -4 28
12 Crystal Palace 20 -9 24
13 Nottingham Forest 20 -19 21
14 Leicester City 20 -7 18
15 Leeds United 19 -7 18
16 West Ham United 20 -8 18
17 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 -18 17
18 AFC Bournemouth 20 -23 17
19 Everton 20 -13 15
20 Southampton 20 -18 15