A spirited Brentford suffered their third successive league defeat as Sheffield United came out victors in an entertaining five goal thriller at Griffin Park.

A frantic first 45 saw Brentford take the lead through Neal Maupay before an Ezri Konsa own-goal and a wondergoal from Oliver Norwood gave the Blades the lead at the break.

Romaine Sawyers levelled for the home side shortly after the hour but Leon Clarke came off the bench to score the winner the away side deserved.

The defeat leaves Thomas Frank’s Brentford 17th in the Championship following six defeats in seven ahead of ties against West Brom and Swansea.

Let The Scoring Commence

Maupay opened the scoring in the fifth minute with the first effort of the game. Romaine Sawyers broke and slipped in the Frenchman who drove home from 12-yards.

The Blades should’ve levelled within 30seconds but could John Lundstram found the bar from Enda Stevens delightful cut-back. The midfielder should’ve done better. A warning sign.

The visitors didn’t have to wait long for the equaliser. On ten minutes John Egan rose high from a corner to head goal-wards, with Konsa getting the last touch. Sadly for the ‘in-demand’ centre-half, it’ll be Konsa’s goal.

With their tails up United struck againon 15minutes. This time it was a thing of beauty. Norwood stepped on the Lundstram’s cut-back to bend a 25-yard effort in to the far corner, leaving Daniel Bentley grasping at thing air.

A dominant Sheffield called Bentley in to action not long after taking the lead. McGoldrick found himself free at the back from a corner, but his effort was finely saved by the man between the sticks and surely kept his side in the game as the half come to a close.

More Goals

United started the second half like the ended the first, on the front foot. McGoldrick once again going close, but his effort from the edge was deflected wide, although the roar from the impressive travelling support would tell you otherwise.

The Bees grew and after a sustained amount of pressure were level on 65minutes. Some neat play around the box freed Sawyers down the right whose shot deflected up off John Fleck past the despairing Dean Henderson in goal. Game on.

Again, similar to the first half, the away side came back at The Bees.

McEachran was lucky to stay on the field following a lunge on Conor Washington as the the Blades broke. The winger severely exposing the former Chelsea man's lack of pace.

Substitute Leon Clarke put the visitors back in the lead on 72minutes, neatly tucking away Washington’s cut-back from 15 yards. Questions will be asked about Yoann Barbet for letting the cross come in.

Brentford pushed for an equaliser but a wide effort from Alan Judge was the closest they came.