Brentford ended their five-game winless run with an emphatic 5-0 demolition of Sheffield Wednesday at Griffin Park.

Josh Dasilva, Emiliano Marcondes and Bryan Mbuemo were all on target in the first-half as the Owls were blown away by the rampant Bees.

Da Silva grabbed his second of the afternoon on 73 minutes before substitute Tariqe Fosu completed the rout late on.

Owls keeper Cameron Dawson made a crucial early stop by gathering Marcondes’ low cross with Ollie Watkins poised to pounce.

Watkins came agonisingly close to firing the Bees ahead on seven minutes, seeing his shot cannon off the crossbar after being picked out by Christian Norgaard.

But Brentford’s early dominance was finally rewarded when they deservedly broke the deadlock in the 10th minute.

Dasilva went on the attack and fed Said Benrahama, whose delivery was only half cleared into the path of Dasilva to fire past Dawson from inside the box.

David Raya had to be alert at the other end to put behind Jacob Murphy’s delivery, while Watkins would certainly have made it 2-0 had an Owls defender not beat him to the ball at the expense of the corner.

Moments later the hosts did double their advantage, Marcondes unleashing a stunning effort from just outside of the area which flew beyond Dawson.

Sheffield Wednesday finally woke up with efforts from Joey Pelupssy, Alessio Da Cruz and a close range Steven Fletcher header that went just over.

However, they could easily have found themselves three down had Dawson’s legs not denied Henrik Dalsgaard.

Josh Windass was perhaps unfortunate not to find the target after getting on the end of a long ball played into the box by Barry Bannan.

Moments later Brentford added their third as Marcondes fed Mbuemo to sweep home in style five minutes before the break.

Unsurprisingly Owls boss Gary Monk made a double change at the break, hooking Da Cruz and Windass for Fernando Forestieri and Connor Wickham.

A promising 55th minute attack ended with an unmarked Mbuemo blazing wildly over, while Dasilva burst forward from the halfway line before eventually shooting wide.

The second half was not quite as action packed as the first, largely down to Wednesday’s changes.

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Their third and final substitute Kadeem Harris produced a 70th minute save from David Raya after going on a decent run into the box.

But Da Silva struck again shortly afterwards with his second of the afternoon after being picked out by Benrahma and firing through Dawson’s legs to put the outcome beyond all doubt.

And things went from bad to worse for the visitors in the 82nd minute as substitute Fosu again made the most of a Benrahma assist by drilling home number five.

There was still time for Raya to produce a superb late stop from Tom Lees to maintain the clean sheet on what was a memorable day for the Bees.