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Karl Whitehouse looks at the history of Wolves v Brentford.


  • Division 1 – The two clubs first faced off in Division 1 on 28th September 1935, with Wolves winning 3-2.
  • League 1 – The first encounter in League 1 took place on 23rd November 2013, ending in a 0-0 draw.
  • Championship – The initial clash in the Championship occurred on 29th November 2014, resulting in a 4-0 victory for Brentford.
  • Premier League – The first match in the Premier League happened on 18th September 2021, with Brentford winning 2-0.
  • FA Cup – Their debut meeting in the FA Cup was on 5th January 2024, ending in a 1-1 draw.


  • Premier League – Wolves won their most recent game 4-1 on 27th December 2023.

  • Championship – Wolves secured a 3-0 victory in their most recent game on 2nd January 2018.

  • FA Cup – Wolves triumphed 3-2 in the latest match on 16th January 2024, after a 2-2 draw in regular time winning in AET with a Matheus Cunha penalty.


  • Division 3 – The biggest victory between the two clubs happened on 8th April 1989, with Wolves securing a 2-0 win.
  • Division 1 – The largest win between the two teams occurred on 14th January 1939, when Wolves won 5-2.
  • League 1 – The most significant victory between the clubs took place on 22nd February 2014, with Wolves winning 3-0.
  • Premier League – The biggest win between the teams happened on 27th December 2023, with Wolves securing a 4-1 victory.
  • Championship – The most significant win between the two clubs occurred on 24th September 2016, with Wolves winning 3-1.


  • In Division 1, the largest win between the two teams happened on 1st February 1936, with Brentford winning 5-0.

  • In the Championship, the biggest victory between the two sides occurred on 29th November 2014, with Brentford securing a 4-0 win.

  • Moving to the Premier League, the most significant defeat between the clubs took place on 18th September 2021, with Brentford winning 2-0.


There was a meeting between the two clubs on the 19th of January 1988 in the first round southern section, the game finished 4-0 win for the Wolves.


There was a game on the date of the upcoming meeting which was played on the 10th February 1937 the game finished 4-0 to Wolves.


Wolves News - History of Wolves v Brentford

Wolves 3 Brentford 0 2nd January 2018 at Molineux in the Championship.

Helder Costa, looked like a different player from the previous game setup Leo Bonatini whose second-minute shot struck the post.

Brentford wasn’t shy in getting forward in good numbers, but they lacked the quality in the final third to really test Wolves but then a Yoann Barbet header dropped inches past the post.

After that chance by Brentford, it was all Wolves. 

Jota headed a corner goalwards, but it was cleared off the line by the Brentford defence and Matt Doherty was played into the box by a gorgeous Willy Boly chip, but Bentley got a strong hand to his left-footed shot.

Then Costa then latched onto a low through ball, but Bentley raced out to block his chip. 

Just before the half-time whistle came Barry Douglas directed a cross-field ball across goal to Jota whose bullet shot from 15 yards was superbly tipped past the post by Bentley who was having a good game for Brentford in goal.

Half Time: Wolves 0 Brentford 0

The second half started in the same fashion as the first half when Bonatini showed great feet and strength to hold off a couple of challenges, but Bentley proved equal to his shot.

Cavaleiro changed the game at Bristol and Nuno called for him on 53 minutes, taking off an improved and disappointed Costa.

Then Ruben Neves sent a gorgeous 20-yard free kick into the corner, finally beating Bentley for his first Molineux goal (and a third wonderful goal for the club after long-range strikes at Hull and Sheffield Wednesday) to make it 1-0 to Wolves.

Then Wolves carved Brentford open to double their lead just seconds later, with Cavaleiro playing across the box where a handful of teammates were queueing up and Douglas unleashed a phenomenal right-footed right that nearly broke the net.

Brentford having given up hope the final minutes were just about a matter of how many Wolves could score. Cavaleiro had a stinging effort saved, Jota’s effort was blocked, and Jota scored perhaps Wolves’ scrappiest goal of the season to make it Wolves 3-0.

Full Time: Wolves 3 Brentford 0

Wolves: John Ruddy; Bennett, Coady (c), Boly (Hause, 83); Doherty, Saiss, Neves, Douglas; Costa (Cavaleiro, 53), Bonatini, Jota (Enobakhare, 81). 

Subs: Norris, Vinagre, N’Diaye, Gibbs-White.

Goals: Neves (58), Douglas (59), Jota (80)

Brentford: Bentley; Yennaris, Mepham, Bjelland, Barbet (Clarke, 78); Woods, Mokotjo; Watkins, Sawyers, Canos (Jozefzoon, 64); Vibe (Maupay, 71). 

Subs: Daniels, Macleod, McEachran, Marcondes.



Joao Teixeira scored his first two goals for Wolves as Walter Zenga’s side beat Brentford at Molineux.

The winger, on loan from Benfica, opened the scoring just after the break with a shot that squeezed under visiting goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.

He added a fortunate second, as his cross from a free kick on the left bounced past everyone and in.

Sullay Kaikai pulled a goal back for Brentford before Ivan Cavaleiro scored a stoppage-time third for Wolves which was his first goal for the club after his record signing for the club.

Wolves: Ikeme, Doherty, Iorfa, Batth, Borthwick Jackson, Saiss, Costa, Edwards, Oniangue, Teixeira, Bodvarsson.

Subs: Stearman, Mason, Coady, Price, Lonergan, Gladon, Cavaleiro.

Brentford: Bentley, Colin, Dean, Egan, Barbet, Woods, McEachran, MacLeod, Sawyers, KaiKai, Hogan.

Subs: Saunders, Yennaris, McCormack, Bonham, Clarke, Vibe, Chatzitheodoridis.


Wolves News - History of Wolves v Brentford

Premier League Stats

There have been 5 Meetings between the two sides.

Wolves have won 3 games with 1 Home Wins & 2 Away Wins.

Brentford has won 1 game with 1 Away Win.

There has been 1 draw between the sides.

Wolves have scored 9 Goals.

Brentford have scored 5 Goals.

Overall Head-to-Head

There have been 33 games in total.

Wolves have won 17 Games.

Brentford has won 12 Games.

There have been 4 Draws.

Last 6 Matches

2nd January 2018 Wolves 3 Brentford 0 at Molineux (Championship)

18th September 2021 Wolves 0 Brentford 2 at Molineux

22nd January 2022 Brentford 1 Wolves 2 at GTECH Community Stadium

29th October 2022 Brentford 1 Wolves 1 at GTECH Community Stadium

15th April 2023 Wolves 2 Brentford 0 at Molineux

27th December 2023 Brentford 1 Wolves 4 at GTECH Community Stadium

playing for both teams

George Poyser Played for Wolves 1928-1929 never made a first team appearance and played for Brentford 1934-1946 made 149 appearances.

Ken Horne Played for Wolves 1947 never made a first team appearance and played for Brentford 1950-1961 made 223 appearances and scored 1 goal.

Chic Brodie Played for Wolves 1961 and made 1 appearance and played for Brentford 1963-1971 made 199 appearances.

Andy Sinton Played for Brentford 1985-1989 made 149 appearances and scored 28 goals and played for Wolves 1999-2002 and made 71 appearances and scored 3 goals.

Robert Taylor Played for Brentford 1994-1998 made 183 appearances and scored 58 appearances and played for Wolves 2000-2002 made 9 appearances.

Gavin Mahon Played for Wolves 1995-1996 never made a first team appearance and played for Brentford 1998-2002 made 141 appearances and scored 8 goals.

Ivar Ingimarsson Played for Brentford 1999-2002 made 113 appearances and scored 10 goals and played for Wolves 2002-2003 made 13 appearances and scored 2 goals.

Stephen Hunt Played for Brentford 2001-2005 made 135 appearances and scored 25 goals and played for Wolves 2010-2013 made 56 appearances and scored 7 goals.

Daniel Bentley played for Brentford 2016-2019 made 123 appearances and currently playing for Wolves since January 2023 where he came from Bristol City at Wolves he hasn’t started a first team game for the club used as a number 2 In goalkeeping department to Jose Sa.

Marcus Bent Played for Brentford 1995-1998 made 70 appearances scored 8 goals and played for Wolves 2010-2011 in a loan spell from Birmingham City made 3 appearances.

Joe Bonson  Played for Wolves 1956-1957 made 10 appearances scored 3 goals and played for Brentford 1964-1965 made 35 appearances scored 13 goals.

Peter Broadbent Played for Brentford 1950-1951 made 16 appearances scored 2 goals and played for Wolves 1951-1965 made 452 appearances scored 127 goals.

Nathan Byrne Played for Brentford 2011 in a loan spell from Tottenham made 11 appearances and played for Wolves 2015-2016 made 24 appearances scored 2 goals.

Steve Claridge Played for Wolves 1998 made 5 appearances and played for Brentford 2004-2005 made 4 appearances.

Nathan Collins Played for Wolves 2022-2023 made 26 appearances and is currently playing for Brentford 2023 made 11 appearances scored 1 goal.

Carl Cort Played for Wolves 2004-2007 made 94 appearances scored 31 goals and played for Brentford 2009-2011 made 31 appearances scored 6 goals.

Joe Hodnett Played for Wolves 1919-1923 made 75 appearances scored 5 goals and played for Brentford 1926-1927 made 9 appearances.

Gerry McAloon Played for Brentford 1934-1939 made 21 appearances scored 8 goals and played for Wolves 1939-1945 made 2 appearances scored 1 goal.

Jon Purdie Played for Wolves 1985-1988 made 89 appearances scored 12 goals and played for Brentford 1989 made 6 appearances.

Dai Richards Played for Wolves 1927-1935 made 219 appearances scored 5 goals and played for Brentford 1935-1937 made 55 appearances.

George Saville Played for Brentford in a loan spell from Chelsea made 40 appearances scored 4 goals and played for Wolves 2014-2017 made 50 appearances scored 6 goals.

Bill Slater Played for Brentford in 2 spells 1951-1952 & 1963-1964 made 12 appearances scored 3 goals and played for Wolves 1952-1963 made 310 appearances scored 24 goals.

Jamie Smith Played for Wolves 1994-1997 made 87 appearances scored 1 goal and played for Brentford in a loan spell from Bristol City 2006 made 7 appearances.

Shane Westley Played for Wolves 1989-1992 made 50 appearances scored 2 goals and played for Brentford 1992-1995 made 64 appearances scored 1 goal.

Other Players who played for both clubs.

Stuart Cash, Donald Cock, Paul Evans, George Goddard, Andre Gray, Eric Jones, Mark Lazarus, Keith Pritchett, Harry Robotham, David Robson, Alf Walker.

Played and Managed Both Teams

Colin Lee  Played for Brentford 1987-1989 made 24185 appearances and scored 1 goal and managed Wolves 1998-2000 and was in charge for 111 games.



article by Karl whitehouse

I am a Wolves fan been for over 30 years where

I have supported them both home and away games in the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s and now like looking into wolves games the stats behind the games they play in the premier league and also look other stats if asked by someone else in the podcast. I have also done the 92 football league grounds and shortly be doing a ebook about peoples favourite match they went to along with a match report and if possible stats from game.


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