Brentford cruised to a comprehensive win over Crewe.

Clayton Donaldson opened the scoring with an unstoppable angled drive and Farid El Alagui made it two after a defensive error.

El Alagui got his second with a close-range finish from Shaleum Logan's cross before Mathias Pogba pulled one back from Byron Moore's centre.

Harlee Dean powered home a header and Donaldson completed the scoring against his former club with a deflected drive.

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Brentford manager Uwe Rosler told BBC London 94.9:

"I think the way we started the game, we were very concentrated, we did exactly what we should do, we were very clinical.

"After the first goal and the second goal the confidence raised.

"I think the first 30 minutes was one of the best 30 minutes I have seen at Griffin Park since I have been here.

"Today we had 18 attempts on goal, only five were off target and that is a fantastic statistic for us.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Brentford

  • 21 Moore
  • 03 Barron (Legge - 73' )
  • 05 Craig
  • 06 Dean
  • 14 Logan
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 07 Saunders (Forrester - 85' )
  • 08 Douglas
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 10 El Alagui (Hayes - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Lee
  • 32 Legge
  • 15 Dallas
  • 18 Fredericks
  • 26 Redwood
  • 19 Forrester
  • 23 Hayes

Crewe

  • 13 Martin
  • 03 Davis
  • 05 Ellis
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 15 Robertson (Clayton - 74' )
  • 04 Westwood
  • 08 Murphy Booked
  • 19 Osman
  • 09 Pogba
  • 10 Leitch-Smith (Bunn - 74' )
  • 11 Moore

Substitutes

  • 21 Garratt
  • 12 Turton
  • 16 Guthrie
  • 17 Ray
  • 14 Mellor
  • 07 Clayton
  • 25 Bunn
Ref: Scott
Att: 4,858

Match Stats

Shots

17 7

On target

12 6

Corners

7 4

Fouls

12 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:15 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:06

The referee blows for offside against Harry Bunn. Harlee Dean takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +2:35

Harry Bunn takes a shot. Save by Simon Moore.

90:00 +1:16

Adam Dugdale challenges Clayton Donaldson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Harry Forrester has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Alan Martin.

90:00 +0:03

Toumani Diagouraga takes a short corner.

89:49

Paul Hayes takes a shot. Save made by Alan Martin.

88:41

Assist on the goal came from Paul Hayes.

88:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Clayton Donaldson - Brentford 5 - 1 Crewe Clayton Donaldson finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brentford 5-1 Crewe.

87:39

Harry Bunn takes a shot. Blocked by Harlee Dean. Ashley Westwood decides to take a short corner.

84:45 Substitution

Substitution Harry Forrester joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sam Saunders.

83:50

Sam Saunders provided the assist for the goal.

83:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Harlee Dean - Brentford 4 - 1 Crewe Harlee Dean grabs a headed goal from close in. Brentford 4-1 Crewe.

83:20

Sam Saunders takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Abdul Osman makes a clearance.

82:36

Corner taken by Sam Saunders, clearance by Mathias Pogba.

79:35

Luke Murphy takes a shot. Leon Legge gets a block in. Corner taken by Ashley Westwood, Mathias Pogba takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Saunders. Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line, save by Simon Moore.

78:08

Mathias Pogba fouled by Shaleum Logan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

77:31

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

76:42

Paul Hayes takes a shot. Save made by Alan Martin.

75:54

Clayton Donaldson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Alan Martin.

74:42

Harlee Dean concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Bunn. Ashley Westwood takes the direct free kick.

73:46 Substitution

Substitution Harry Bunn on for Ajay Leitch-Smith.

73:46 Substitution

Substitution Max Clayton comes on in place of Gregor Robertson.

73:18

Adam Dugdale is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Simon Moore.

71:57

Direct free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

71:57 Substitution

Substitution Leon Legge on for Scott Barron.

71:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaleum Logan on Abdul Osman.

71:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Ellis by Paul Hayes. Free kick taken by Alan Martin.

70:54

Shaleum Logan has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

68:10

Sam Saunders produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

66:13 Substitution

Substitution Paul Hayes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Farid El Alagui.

66:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Westwood on Jonathan Douglas. Direct free kick taken by Sam Saunders.

65:07

Clayton Donaldson is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

62:05

Tony Craig takes the direct free kick.

62:05 Booking

Booking Booking for Luke Murphy for unsporting behaviour.

61:56

Sam Saunders fouled by Luke Murphy, the ref awards a free kick.

60:57

Farid El Alagui is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

58:53

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Simon Moore.

54:30

Adam Dugdale fouled by Farid El Alagui, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

53:14

Byron Moore challenges Sam Saunders unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sam Saunders.

52:03

The referee blows for offside. Alan Martin takes the direct free kick.

51:18

Sam Saunders takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Dugdale. Corner taken by Sam Saunders, clearance made by Mark Ellis.

51:04

The offside flag is raised against Ajay Leitch-Smith. Harlee Dean takes the direct free kick.

50:09

The offside flag is raised against Farid El Alagui. Free kick taken by Alan Martin.

48:38

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sam Saunders, Header from deep inside the area by Farid El Alagui goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

47:48

Assist on the goal came from Byron Moore.

47:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Mathias Pogba - Brentford 3 - 1 Crewe Mathias Pogba scores a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Brentford 3-1 Crewe.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +2:37 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:34

Assist on the goal came from Shaleum Logan.

45:00 +1:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Farid El Alagui - Brentford 3 - 0 Crewe Farid El Alagui gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brentford 3-0 Crewe.

44:39

Farid El Alagui challenges Harry Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

44:01

Mathias Pogba is caught offside. Tony Craig takes the direct free kick.

42:50

Sam Saunders concedes a free kick for a foul on Abdul Osman. Free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

41:52

The official flags Farid El Alagui offside. Free kick taken by Alan Martin.

38:57

Unfair challenge on Byron Moore by Scott Barron results in a free kick. Ashley Westwood crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

35:20

Close range headed effort by Harry Davis goes wide of the left-hand upright.

34:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mathias Pogba by Toumani Diagouraga. Ashley Westwood takes the direct free kick.

34:21

Unfair challenge on Ashley Westwood by Kevin O'Connor results in a free kick. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

33:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson by Adam Dugdale. Direct free kick taken by Tony Craig.

31:03

Byron Moore takes a short corner.

26:19

Sam Saunders takes a outswinging corner.

25:10

Abdul Osman challenges Farid El Alagui unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Sam Saunders from the free kick, save made by Alan Martin.

22:49

Sam Saunders takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Murphy. Corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders to the near post, clearance by Mathias Pogba.

20:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Abdul Osman on Jonathan Douglas. Sam Saunders takes the free kick.

19:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Farid El Alagui - Brentford 2 - 0 Crewe Farid El Alagui grabs a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brentford 2-0 Crewe.

17:12

Unfair challenge on Ajay Leitch-Smith by Harlee Dean results in a free kick. Adam Dugdale takes the free kick.

13:51

Farid El Alagui produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

12:31

Shaleum Logan provided the assist for the goal.

12:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Clayton Donaldson - Brentford 1 - 0 Crewe Clayton Donaldson scores a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brentford 1-0 Crewe.

10:35

Headed effort from inside the area by Farid El Alagui misses to the right of the goal.

9:00

Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Tony Craig gets a block in.

8:16

Kevin O'Connor takes a shot. Adam Dugdale gets a block in.

7:51

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Harlee Dean.

4:54

Gregor Robertson concedes a free kick for a foul on Clayton Donaldson. Free kick taken by Sam Saunders. Unfair challenge on Adam Dugdale by Harlee Dean results in a free kick. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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