Tottenham’s disappointing marketing campaign took one other flip for the more severe after Bryan Mbeumo’s second-half brace earned Brentford a superb 3-1 win at their London rivals.
Harry Kane’s early opener gave Spurs the right begin of their quest to remain within the hunt for Europa League soccer, however the guests turned the tables with a formidable show after the break.
Mbeumo grabbed a quickfire brace to assist fill the void of Ivan Toney, who on Thursday obtained an eight-month ban from all soccer actions from the FA for betting breaches.
Yoane Wissa then sealed the victory late on for Thomas Frank’s facet with Spurs struggling a 14th defeat of the Premier League season and leaving the pitch to boos after one other match with extra chants for chairman Daniel Levy to depart the membership.
Tottenham’s loss at Aston Villa final weekend had added to the glum temper round membership, however the solar was shining for this remaining dwelling fixture of the season and Ryan Mason rung the adjustments.
Attackers Arnaut Danjuma and Dejan Kulusevski earned remembers whereas the fit-again Yves Bissouma made his first begin since January with Spurs’ performing head coach reverting to the 4-2-3-1 formation he utilized in 2021.
Chairman Levy used his programme notes to acknowledge the season struggles however promised to deliver “on-pitch success” after a chaotic marketing campaign.
One of Levy’s many key choices this summer season – alongside hiring a brand new head coach and managing director of soccer – is to attempt to persuade Kane to commit his long-term future to Spurs.
After eight minutes Tottenham’s vice-captain offered yet one more reminder of his significance.
Oliver Skipp, one other academy graduate, gained a free-kick round 25-yards out and Kulusevski teed up Kane to twist over the wall and past David Raya for his thirtieth purpose in all competitions.
It was the right begin for the hosts and Son Heung-min was the following to go shut however Raya denied him after Kane’s cross.
The robust opening interval by Tottenham was not sufficient to forestall the primary spherical of ‘Levy out’ chants from the South Stand with 23 minutes performed to mark his variety of years on the membership.
A second purpose for the hosts ought to have adopted instantly after however Emerson Royal’s header was brilliantly cleared off the road by Rico Henry after good work by Kulusevski and Son.
Mathias Jensen side-footed over for Brentford minutes later however Spurs remained within the ascendancy and Danjuma headed large earlier than Ben Mee thwarted Son with a significant block.
Kulusevski, spectacular within the quantity 10 function, ended the half with a agency near-post effort that Raya pushed over to make sure it stayed 1-0 on the break.
Bees boss Frank had seen sufficient and launched Mikkel Damsgaard for the second half, which paid dividends immediately.
It was Damsgaard who fed the ball into Yoane Wissa and he handed into the trail of Mbeumo, who reduce inside from the fitting and curled into the underside nook to stage within the fiftieth minute.
While Kane blazed over after one other Kulusevski by means of ball minutes later, Brentford had their tales up now and grabbed a second with 62 on the clock.
Aaron Hickey performed an excellent ball down the fitting and Mbeumo raced away and dribbled into the realm earlier than side-footing into the underside nook for his ninth purpose of the marketing campaign.
More chants for chairman Levy to depart the membership adopted however solely after Lucas Moura had been launched for his farewell look.
Mason turned to Pedro Porro and Richarlison subsequent with the latter having half-hearted penalty appeals waved away earlier than Wissa wrapped up the factors.
Shandon Baptise robbed the ball off Skipp and Mbeumo teed up Wissa, who curled dwelling for his seventh purpose this season.
There was nonetheless time for 9 minutes of stoppage-time and Raya to provide two excellent saves to disclaim Richarlison earlier than the full-time whistle was met with boos earlier than chants urging Kane to remain amid uncertainty over his long-term future.