ANDONI Iraola was left frustrated by the defending for Brentford’s opener against Cherries, stating it was a “goal we shouldn’t concede”.

Bryan Mbeumo grabbed the first goal for Thomas Frank’s Bees as Brentford eventually ran out 2-1 winners at Vitality Stadium, Cherries undone by a long ball from away keeper Mark Flekken that found Yoane Wissa.

The Cherries defence paid all of their attention to Wissa on the wing, allowing the substitute to loft the ball to an unmarked Mbeumo who had all the time in the world to slot past Mark Travers.

Cherries briefly levelled through Dominic Solanke, but Mbeumo and Wissa combined again in stoppage time, the former turning provider to the latter.

Asked about his side’s performance, Iraola told the Daily Echo: “I think we didn’t start well the game. I think with the set-pieces, the corners, the free-kicks, they sent everyone up front and they create some pressure on you.

“We defended quite well, but we were not finding good spots until late in the first half.

“But we had the most clear chances by far in the first half especially.

“We didn’t take them, or they were disallowed, and it was decided at the end.

“We tried to push at 1-1, and risk it a little bit. But we felt in this moment that we were putting some pressure on them, we were feeling we were the ones that were closer to winning the game but they scored the second one at the end.”

The Basque boss continued: “The first one, I think, it’s a goal we shouldn’t concede. Because it’s a corner for us, we have players on the edge, but there is no communication, they all go to the same side, we leave the middle open.

“I think especially the first goal, because the second goal they did very well, it is more difficult to defend.

“The first goal, I don’t think we should concede this goal.”