Brentford beat struggling Bristol City to stay top of League One.

Aden Flint sliced the ball into his own net to give the hosts the lead but ex-Bees defender Karleigh Osborne levelled immediately with a 25-yard drive.

Brentford restored their advantage when keeper Elliot Parish failed to keep out Alan Judge's shot and Marcello Trotta made it 3-1 with a low finish.

After an entertaining first half, the game petered out and Brentford eased to their 11th consecutive home win.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

"it was disappointing. We weren't good enough and they were better than us.

"It was a good bench mark. I felt as though they were first to the ball over the 90 minutes.

"We've given away two sloppy goals - they ran past us too easily, but that's why they are at the top of the table.

"We didn't have enough bodies out there tonight and if you don't have that, you're not going to get a draw or a win."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Brentford

  • 27 Button
  • 14 Logan Booked
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 08 Douglas
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 05 Craig
  • 17 Saville
  • 12 McCormack (Reeves - 70' )
  • 29 Trotta (Akpom - 74' )
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 18 Judge (Grigg - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Lee
  • 11 Grigg
  • 15 Dallas
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 22 Reeves
  • 23 Akpom
  • 28 Yennaris

Bristol City

  • 13 Parish
  • 18 El-Abd
  • 03 Williams
  • 34 Gillett Booked
  • 05 Flint
  • 35 Osborne (Moloney - 14' )
  • 21 Pack (Elliott - 45' Booked )
  • 25 Elliott
  • 23 Barnett
  • 09 Baldock (Emmanuel-Thomas - 64' )
  • 17 Cunningham Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Fielding
  • 02 Moloney
  • 08 Elliott
  • 10 Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 14 Reid
  • 15 Bryan
  • 27 Burns
Ref: James Linington
Att: 6,517

Match Stats

Shots

19 6

On target

6 1

Corners

7 6

Fouls

10 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Brentford 3, Bristol City 1.

90:00 +4:24 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Bristol City 1.

90:00 +4:06

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

90:00 +1:23

George Saville (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:23

Foul by Marvin Elliott (Bristol City).

90:00 +0:32

Attempt missed. Jake Reeves (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

90:00 +0:10

William Grigg (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:10

Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).

88:28

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

86:47

Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

86:27

Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:27

Foul by Brendan Moloney (Bristol City).

84:06 Booking

Booking Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

84:01

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:01

Foul by Greg Cunningham (Bristol City).

83:41

Hand ball by Chuba Akpom (Brentford).

82:16

Attempt missed. Jake Reeves (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

81:16

Attempt missed. Jake Reeves (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

79:58

Attempt missed. Jake Reeves (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

78:53

Shaleum Logan (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

78:53

Foul by Greg Cunningham (Bristol City).

78:12

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

78:12

Adam El-Abd (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:04

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

74:49

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

74:49

Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:14

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

73:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. William Grigg replaces Alan Judge.

73:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Chuba Akpom replaces Marcello Trotta.

69:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Jake Reeves replaces Alan McCormack.

63:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Sam Baldock.

62:54 Booking

Booking Shaleum Logan (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

62:49

Foul by Shaleum Logan (Brentford).

62:49

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:35

Attempt blocked. Shaleum Logan (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

61:42

Foul by Shaleum Logan (Brentford).

61:42

Simon Gillett (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:17

Attempt missed. George Saville (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

57:02

Shaleum Logan (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:02

Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).

55:01

Shaleum Logan (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:01

Foul by Sam Baldock (Bristol City).

53:58 Booking

Booking Wade Elliott (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

53:31

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:31

Foul by Wade Elliott (Bristol City).

52:26

Foul by Shaleum Logan (Brentford).

52:26

Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:04

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Brendan Moloney.

49:50

Attempt missed. George Saville (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

49:38

Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

46:30

Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46:30

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Bristol City).

46:03

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:03

Foul by Wade Elliott (Bristol City).

45:00

Second Half begins Brentford 3, Bristol City 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Wade Elliott replaces Marlon Pack.

45:00 +2:41 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Brentford 3, Bristol City 1.

45:00 +2:12

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

45:00 +1:37

Attempt blocked. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

44:18

Attempt missed. Simon Gillett (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

42:48

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Brendan Moloney.

41:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 3, Bristol City 1. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alan Judge.

39:36

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

35:48

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

35:46

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

34:15

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

33:35

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

33:35

George Saville (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:10

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Elliot Parish.

31:41

Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

29:43

Foul by Marvin Elliott (Bristol City).

29:43

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:25

Attempt saved. Alan McCormack (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

28:36

Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

27:52

Foul by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).

27:52

George Saville (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:09

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

26:41

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Brendan Moloney.

25:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 2, Bristol City 1. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcello Trotta.

23:02

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Clayton Donaldson.

22:34

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

22:21

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Tony Craig.

22:06

Attempt missed. Derrick Williams (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

19:49

Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).

19:49

Marcello Trotta (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

19:11

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:11

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

16:53

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

16:00

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15:59

Foul by George Saville (Brentford).

14:41

Attempt saved. Alan McCormack (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

14:18

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

13:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Brendan Moloney replaces Karleigh Osborne because of an injury.

11:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 1, Bristol City 1. Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Derrick Williams.

10:57

Attempt missed. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

9:51

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:51

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

8:30 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Aden Flint, Bristol City. Brentford 1, Bristol City 0.

6:56

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Aden Flint.

5:05

Attempt missed. George Saville (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

2:23 Booking

Booking Simon Gillett (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

2:19

Foul by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).

2:19

Shaleum Logan (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:14

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

0:12

Simon Gillett (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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