Exeter dropped into the relegation zone as two goals from Saido Berahino gave Brentford a comfortable victory.

Berahino, on loan from West Brom, lashed home a bobbling ball from close range after Jake Bidwell's free-kick had not been properly cleared.

Exeter captain David Noble was shown a red card for elbowing Harlee Dean.

The visitors' best chance fell to Jamie Cureton but his shot was saved by Simon Moore and Berahino sealed the victory when he headed in Adam Forshaw's cross.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Brentford

  • 31 Moore
  • 23 Thompson
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 25 Dean
  • 32 Legge
  • 08 Douglas
  • 12 Forshaw
  • 18 McGinn (Saunders - 73' )
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 10 Berahino (Forrester - 84' )
  • 29 Alexander (Donaldson - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Lee
  • 06 Balkestein
  • 07 Saunders
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 19 Forrester

Exeter

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 02 Tully
  • 05 Archibald-Henville
  • 11 O'Brien Booked (Sercombe - 73' )
  • 18 Coles
  • 26 Bennett
  • 04 Dunne
  • 08 Noble Dismissed
  • 35 Taylor
  • 12 Cureton (O'Flynn - 90' )
  • 20 Logan Booked (Nardiello - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 40 Pidgeley
  • 07 Sercombe
  • 10 Nardiello
  • 19 O'Flynn
  • 21 Bauza
Ref: Deadman
Att: 4,124

Match Stats

Shots

16 10

On target

10 3

Corners

6 6

Fouls

7 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:10 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:13

Daniel Nardiello is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Simon Moore takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +0:50 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Cureton leaves the field to be replaced by John O'Flynn.

88:41

Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Artur Krysiak makes a save.

86:02

Centre by Adam Thompson, save made by Artur Krysiak.

83:29

Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.

83:29 Substitution

Substitution Harry Forrester comes on in place of Saido Berahino.

83:29

The assistant referee flags for offside against Clayton Donaldson.

83:10

Saido Berahino takes a shot. Blocked by Scot Bennett.

80:07

Jamie Cureton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Moore.

79:32

Jake Bidwell sends in a cross.

78:24

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Daniel Nardiello.

78:11

Liam Sercombe takes a shot. Blocked by Toumani Diagouraga.

76:04

Unfair challenge on Danny Coles by Clayton Donaldson results in a free kick. Scot Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

75:32

Daniel Nardiello has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

74:34

Unfair challenge on Harlee Dean by Jamie Cureton results in a free kick. Simon Moore restarts play with the free kick.

72:10 Substitution

Substitution Liam Sercombe comes on in place of Luke O'Brien.

72:10 Substitution

Substitution Gary Alexander goes off and Clayton Donaldson comes on.

72:10 Substitution

Substitution Sam Saunders replaces Niall McGinn.

70:37

The ball is swung over by Adam Thompson, Gary Alexander takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.

68:29

The assist for the goal came from Adam Forshaw.

68:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Saido Berahino - Brentford 2 - 0 Exeter Saido Berahino grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Brentford 2-0 Exeter.

67:55

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adam Forshaw, Scot Bennett makes a clearance.

66:30

Indirect free kick taken by Adam Forshaw.

66:30 Dismissal

Dismissal David Noble shown a red card for violent conduct.

66:16

Unfair challenge on Harlee Dean by David Noble results in a free kick.

65:08

Inswinging corner taken by David Noble, Jonathan Douglas manages to make a clearance.

64:30

Corner taken by David Noble, clearance by Jonathan Douglas.

62:54

Shot on goal by Saido Berahino from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

62:18

James Dunne challenges Gary Alexander unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Forshaw delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Danny Coles.

60:55

Adam Forshaw takes the outswinging corner, Gary Alexander takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

60:44

Saido Berahino takes a shot. Luke O'Brien gets a block in.

60:23

Centre by Adam Thompson, clearance by Troy Archibald-Henville.

56:21

The ball is delivered by Adam Forshaw, Steve Tully manages to make a clearance.

55:58

Adam Forshaw takes a outswinging corner.

55:44

Jonathan Douglas takes a shot. Blocked by Troy Archibald-Henville.

55:36

Niall McGinn delivers the ball, clearance made by James Dunne.

55:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Coles on Toumani Diagouraga. Jonathan Douglas restarts play with the free kick.

54:52

Danny Coles produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

54:14

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Noble from the left by-line, clearance made by Gary Alexander.

53:37

Jamie Cureton crosses the ball, clearance made by Adam Forshaw.

51:53

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adam Forshaw, Header by Leon Legge from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

51:38

Saido Berahino takes a shot. Artur Krysiak makes a save.

48:20

Steve Tully crosses the ball, Niall McGinn makes a clearance.

47:35

The official flags Daniel Nardiello offside. Simon Moore restarts play with the free kick.

46:34

David Noble takes the outswinging corner, Danny Coles takes a shot. Save made by Simon Moore.

45:51

Gary Alexander produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Exeter) makes a substitution, with Daniel Nardiello coming on for Richard Logan.

45:00 +2:42 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +2:01

Jake Taylor fouled by Adam Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Noble, Saido Berahino makes a clearance.

45:00 +0:05

Corner taken by Adam Forshaw.

45:00

Gary Alexander delivers the ball.

43:55

Foul by David Noble on Adam Forshaw, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Simon Moore.

42:56

The referee blows for offside. Artur Krysiak takes the free kick.

40:22

Assist by Jonathan Douglas.

40:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Saido Berahino - Brentford 1 - 0 Exeter Saido Berahino gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Brentford 1-0 Exeter.

39:51 Booking

Booking Luke O'Brien is booked.

39:23

Foul by Luke O'Brien on Gary Alexander, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Jake Bidwell.

38:25

David Noble challenges Adam Forshaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jake Bidwell.

38:04

Gary Alexander sends in a cross, Danny Coles makes a clearance.

37:25 Booking

Booking Richard Logan booked.

37:11

Jonathan Douglas fouled by Scot Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Moore takes the indirect free kick.

36:43

The ball is crossed by Simon Moore.

36:20

The ball is sent over by James Dunne, Effort on goal by Jake Taylor from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

35:51

Leon Legge challenges Jamie Cureton unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by David Noble from left channel, Harlee Dean manages to make a clearance.

33:52

Harlee Dean challenges Jamie Cureton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Noble from right channel, clearance made by Jonathan Douglas.

33:29

Unfair challenge on David Noble by Adam Forshaw results in a free kick. Danny Coles takes the free kick.

33:03

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jake Taylor. Simon Moore takes the free kick.

32:37

The ball is delivered by Steve Tully, clearance by Adam Thompson.

31:00

The assistant referee flags for offside against Richard Logan. Simon Moore takes the indirect free kick.

30:32

Steve Tully takes a shot. Adam Thompson makes a clearance.

29:03

The ball is crossed by Niall McGinn.

28:16

The ball is sent over by Jake Bidwell, Danny Coles makes a clearance.

27:34

David Noble has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

27:00

Corner taken by David Noble.

26:35

Jamie Cureton takes a shot. Save by Simon Moore.

25:54

Toumani Diagouraga produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

25:11

Gary Alexander is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Steve Tully.

24:34

The ball is crossed by Niall McGinn, clearance by Danny Coles.

24:21

Jamie Cureton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Simon Moore takes the free kick.

23:53

Jake Taylor takes a shot. Clearance made by Simon Moore.

22:50

Adam Thompson fouled by Richard Logan, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Moore takes the indirect free kick.

21:08

A cross is delivered by Jake Taylor.

20:09

Jamie Cureton takes a shot. Simon Moore makes a save.

14:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke O'Brien by Adam Thompson. Artur Krysiak takes the indirect free kick.

11:54

Richard Logan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Simon Moore takes the indirect free kick.

8:46

The ball is crossed by Niall McGinn, clearance by Scot Bennett.

7:16

Jamie Cureton is caught offside. Free kick taken by Simon Moore.

6:03

Adam Forshaw takes the inswinging corner, Gary Alexander takes a shot.

5:44

Saido Berahino takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.

3:58

Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville on Gary Alexander, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Forshaw.

2:22

Foul by Saido Berahino on Scot Bennett, free kick awarded. Artur Krysiak takes the free kick.

1:04

The ball is crossed by Gary Alexander, clearance by Danny Coles.

0:40

Adam Forshaw takes a shot. Blocked by Scot Bennett.

0:24

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie Cureton. Jonathan Douglas takes the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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