Brentford got a point despite playing Birmingham with 10 men for 75 minutes.

Defender Tony Craig was sent off after fouling former Bees striker Clayton Donaldson in the box and Paul Caddis put away the resulting penalty.

City created a host of chances but failed to convert them and Brentford grew in confidence as the game went on.

They earned a point as substitute Moses Odubajo raced the length of the City half before chipping goalkeeper Darren Randolph for a stylish equaliser.

The point keeps 15th-placed Brentford one place above Birmingham in the Championship by virtue of their slightly better goal difference.

Wes Thomas could have doubled City's lead four minutes after their goal but he managed to head David Cotterill's cross over from less than a yard out.

Bees keeper David Button made smart saves from a curling Cotterill effort and a Lee Novak header.

Andre Gray could have equalised on 50 minutes but failed to get on the end of Alan Judge's deflected cross.

Brentford thought they had a penalty after Jake Bidwell was clipped by Blues centre-back David Edgar, but soon after Odubajo claimed their equaliser.

Substitute Stuart Dallas almost won it for the hosts but his fierce drive late on was saved at the second attempt by Randolph.

Warburton on Brentford v Birmingham

Brentford boss Mark Warburton: "We showed tremendous character going down to 10 men so early to ride it, come back and get something out of the game."

"The first 10 minutes were disappointing because we didn't win enough of the physical battles. Maybe there was a bit of edginess, but it isn't [a lack of] self-belief and it certainly wasn't there at the end."

Birmingham manager Lee Clark: "We have had chances to finish it in the first half but, if I'm honest, Brentford deserved something from the game. They looked like they had the extra man.

"We created good chances but the way we used the ball and our possession overall wasn't particularly great. It was an extremely frustrating result for us."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Brentford

  • 27 Button
  • 05 Craig Dismissed
  • 12 McCormack (Odubajo - 73' )
  • 03 Bidwell Booked
  • 26 Tarkowski
  • 08 Douglas
  • 24 Smith (Dallas - 45' )
  • 21 Pritchard
  • 23 Peleteiro Ramallo (Dean - 17' )
  • 18 Judge
  • 19 Gray

Substitutes

  • 06 Dean
  • 10 Odubajo
  • 14 Tébar
  • 15 Dallas
  • 16 Bonham
  • 17 Toral
  • 39 Proschwitz

Birmingham City

  • 01 Randolph
  • 23 Spector
  • 15 Hall
  • 06 Edgar
  • 03 Grounds
  • 31 Caddis
  • 11 Cotterill
  • 12 Novak
  • 26 Davis (Johnstone - 87' )
  • 10 Thomas (Gray - 55' )
  • 09 Donaldson (Gleeson - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Robinson
  • 07 Duffy
  • 08 Gleeson
  • 16 Johnstone
  • 21 Doyle
  • 29 Brown
  • 33 Gray
Ref: Robert Madley
Att: 9,076

Match Stats

Shots

12 18

On target

4 4

Corners

8 10

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Brentford 1, Birmingham City 1.

90:00 +3:17 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Brentford 1, Birmingham City 1.

90:00 +2:25

Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stuart Dallas.

88:17

Hand ball by Denny Johnstone (Birmingham City).

86:49

Attempt saved. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alan Judge.

86:31

Stuart Dallas (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86:31

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City).

86:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Birmingham City. Denny Johnstone replaces David Davis.

84:56

Attempt missed. Jake Bidwell (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stuart Dallas with a cross.

84:42

Moses Odubajo (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:42

Foul by David Edgar (Birmingham City).

83:52

Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:52

Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).

80:55

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Brentford).

80:55

Grant Hall (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:13

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Lee Novak.

78:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 1, Birmingham City 1. Moses Odubajo (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal.

77:12

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Brentford).

77:12

Paul Caddis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:42

Attempt missed. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Moses Odubajo.

74:02

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by David Cotterill.

73:18

Attempt missed. Demarai Gray (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jonathan Grounds.

72:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Moses Odubajo replaces Alan McCormack.

72:02

Attempt missed. David Edgar (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross following a set piece situation.

71:44

Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).

71:44

Demarai Gray (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

70:07

Attempt missed. Jake Bidwell (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is too high.

70:06

Attempt saved. Andre Gray (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Tarkowski with a headed pass.

69:22

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Grant Hall.

68:35

Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).

68:35

Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Birmingham City. Stephen Gleeson replaces Clayton Donaldson.

66:37

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Grant Hall.

66:02

Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:02

Dangerous play by David Cotterill (Birmingham City).

64:50

Foul by James Tarkowski (Brentford).

64:50

David Davis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:05

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by David Davis.

63:29

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Darren Randolph.

63:25

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.

62:39

Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andre Gray.

61:35

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

61:07

Attempt blocked. Paul Caddis (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Clayton Donaldson.

59:26

Attempt blocked. David Edgar (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

58:52

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Jonathan Douglas.

58:22

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

56:10

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

56:10

Foul by Lee Novak (Birmingham City).

55:37

Attempt blocked. Demarai Gray (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Edgar.

54:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Birmingham City. Demarai Gray replaces Wes Thomas.

47:18

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

45:29

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Alan McCormack.

45:00

Second Half begins Brentford 0, Birmingham City 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Stuart Dallas replaces Tommy Smith.

45:00 +0:58 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Brentford 0, Birmingham City 1.

45:00 +0:46

Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).

45:00 +0:46

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

43:42

Attempt saved. Grant Hall (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross.

43:13

Foul by Tommy Smith (Brentford).

43:13

David Cotterill (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:37

Offside, Birmingham City. Jonathan Grounds tries a through ball, but Clayton Donaldson is caught offside.

42:08

Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:08

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City).

38:35

Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Grant Hall with a headed pass.

37:51

Attempt missed. David Davis (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Grant Hall following a corner.

37:25

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

36:18

James Tarkowski (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:18

Foul by Grant Hall (Birmingham City).

35:50

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

34:22

Offside, Birmingham City. Lee Novak tries a through ball, but Wes Thomas is caught offside.

33:11

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

32:36

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by David Button.

32:32

Attempt saved. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) header from very close range is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Grant Hall with a headed pass.

31:57

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by David Button.

31:56

Attempt saved. David Cotterill (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Paul Caddis.

29:24

Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan Grounds.

28:49

Offside, Birmingham City. Clayton Donaldson tries a through ball, but Wes Thomas is caught offside.

27:31

Attempt missed. Wes Thomas (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross.

26:40

Attempt missed. David Davis (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lee Novak.

26:20

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

26:20

David Davis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:13

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Clayton Donaldson.

21:56

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

20:25

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

18:36

Attempt missed. Wes Thomas (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Darren Randolph.

16:59

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

16:59

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City).

16:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Harlee Dean replaces Jota.

15:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Brentford 0, Birmingham City 1. Paul Caddis (Birmingham City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

14:40 Dismissal

Dismissal Tony Craig (Brentford) is shown the red card.

14:38

Penalty conceded by Tony Craig (Brentford) after a foul in the penalty area.

14:38

Penalty Birmingham City. Clayton Donaldson draws a foul in the penalty area.

7:32

Offside, Birmingham City. Darren Randolph tries a through ball, but Wes Thomas is caught offside.

5:36

Attempt blocked. Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked. Assisted by Wes Thomas.

4:47

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jota.

3:54

Foul by Wes Thomas (Birmingham City).

3:54

Tony Craig (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:26

David Davis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:26

Foul by Alex Pritchard (Brentford).

1:24

Offside, Birmingham City. Lee Novak tries a through ball, but Wes Thomas is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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