Brentford 1-0 Preston

Sam Saunders

Brentford moved into the League One automatic promotion places after an injury-time Sam Saunders penalty saw them defeat Preston.

Saunders converted the pressure spot-kick after he was brought down by former Bees player John Mousinho.

The winger came close to opening the scoring earlier but his free-kick was saved well by Declan Rudd.

Lee Holmes and Jack King saw efforts miss the target as North End lost for the first time under Simon Grayson.

Brentford move above Sheffield United following their heavy defeat at Stevenage, and lie two points off leaders Doncaster.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Brentford manager Uwe Rosler told BBC London 94.9:

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Rosler amazed at Bees turnaround

"I think the last two games have seen fantastic turnarounds and fantastic home atmospheres.

"We had a number of chances with 23 attempts and we kept knocking on the door. Eventually it would open and I think it was definitely a penalty.

"I said we are second to the lads but I said it's too early, we have to be there on the last game."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Brentford

  • 21 Moore
  • 05 Craig (Bidwell - 55' )
  • 06 Dean
  • 14 Logan Booked
  • 32 Moore
  • 07 Saunders Booked
  • 08 Douglas
  • 12 Adeyemi (Forshaw - 65' )
  • 20 Diagouraga Booked
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 17 Wright-Phillips (Trotta - 71' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 16 Gounet
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 04 Forshaw
  • 15 Dallas
  • 22 Reeves
  • 11 Trotta
  • 19 Forrester

Preston

  • 23 Rudd
  • 04 Huntington
  • 05 Robertson
  • 15 Connolly
  • 16 Buchanan Booked
  • 08 Wroe
  • 11 Holmes (Keane - 46' )
  • 19 Welsh (Mousinho - 33' )
  • 22 King (Cummins - 87' )
  • 14 Garner
  • 29 Beavon

Substitutes

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 27 Foster
  • 02 Keane
  • 17 Monakana
  • 18 Procter
  • 21 Mousinho
  • 09 Cummins
Ref: Ward
Att: 6,512

Match Stats

Shots

21 7

On target

10 3

Corners

8 2

Fouls

9 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:06 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +4:49 Booking

Booking The referee shows Sam Saunders a yellow card.

90:00 +3:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Saunders - Brentford 1 - 0 Preston Power penalty scored by Sam Saunders. Brentford 1-0 Preston.

90:00 +2:43

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Saunders by John Mousinho.

90:00 +2:01

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Liam Moore.

90:00 +0:51

Nicky Wroe takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +0:51 Booking

Booking Shaleum Logan is shown a yellow card.

90:00 +0:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Cummins by Shaleum Logan.

89:53

The ball is sent over by Shaleum Logan, Effort from the edge of the area by Sam Saunders goes wide of the left-hand upright.

87:53

Unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson by Keith Keane results in a free kick. Sam Saunders has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

86:47

Sam Saunders produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the target.

86:22 Substitution

Substitution Jack King goes off and Graham Cummins comes on.

84:32

Paul Connolly crosses the ball, clearance made by Harlee Dean.

82:56

Clayton Donaldson fouled by David Buchanan, the ref awards a free kick. A cross is delivered by Sam Saunders, Headed effort from inside the area by Jonathan Douglas misses to the left of the target.

82:28

Effort from outside the penalty box by Stuart Beavon goes wide right of the target.

81:39

Unfair challenge on Shaleum Logan by Joe Garner results in a free kick. Simon Moore takes the direct free kick.

81:02

Centre by David Buchanan, clearance made by Liam Moore.

79:22 Booking

Booking Marcello Trotta receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

78:25

Corner from the left by-line taken by Sam Saunders, clearance by Keith Keane.

76:44

The ball is crossed by Keith Keane, clearance by Liam Moore.

73:11

Foul by Paul Connolly on Sam Saunders, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Jake Bidwell, save by Declan Rudd. Inswinging corner taken by Sam Saunders.

72:30

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marcello Trotta. Declan Rudd takes the free kick.

72:09

A cross is delivered by Adam Forshaw, clearance by David Buchanan.

71:37

Unfair challenge on Adam Forshaw by Stuart Beavon results in a free kick. Sam Saunders takes the free kick.

70:43 Substitution

Substitution Marcello Trotta is brought on as a substitute for Bradley Wright-Phillips.

69:48

Unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Shaleum Logan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Declan Rudd.

68:19

Chris Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson. Free kick taken by Shaleum Logan.

67:50

John Mousinho delivers the ball, save by Simon Moore.

67:19

Clayton Donaldson concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Garner. Free kick taken by David Buchanan.

66:48

A cross is delivered by David Buchanan.

66:37

The ball is crossed by David Buchanan, clearance made by Liam Moore.

65:54

The ball is crossed by Adam Forshaw, Declan Rudd makes a save.

65:39

Shaleum Logan delivers the ball, Keith Keane manages to make a clearance.

64:31 Substitution

Substitution Tom Adeyemi goes off and Adam Forshaw comes on.

64:09

Sam Saunders crosses the ball, Chris Robertson manages to make a clearance.

62:55

John Mousinho produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

62:37

Shaleum Logan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Garner. Nicky Wroe restarts play with the free kick.

61:00

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Wroe from the right by-line, save by Simon Moore.

59:56

The ball is crossed by Paul Connolly, clearance by Harlee Dean.

59:42

The ball is sent over by David Buchanan, clearance by Liam Moore.

56:35

Centre by Keith Keane, Liam Moore makes a clearance.

55:20

Shot from deep inside the area by Jonathan Douglas clears the bar.

53:49

Sam Saunders takes the free kick.

53:49 Substitution

Substitution Jake Bidwell replaces Tony Craig.

53:49 Booking

Booking David Buchanan receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

53:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaleum Logan by David Buchanan.

51:54

Shot by Sam Saunders from a long way out goes over the net.

50:55

Tony Craig fouled by Jack King, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Moore.

49:16

The referee blows for offside against Jack King. Simon Moore restarts play with the free kick.

48:10

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders, Toumani Diagouraga takes a shot. Chris Robertson manages to make a clearance.

45:50

Bradley Wright-Phillips produces a cross, save by Declan Rudd.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with Keith Keane coming on for Lee Holmes.

45:00 +2:19 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +2:05

The ball is crossed by Toumani Diagouraga.

45:00 +0:40

Bradley Wright-Phillips challenges Paul Connolly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Declan Rudd.

40:48

A cross is delivered by Shaleum Logan, Shot from just outside the box by Sam Saunders misses to the right of the goal.

40:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Toumani Diagouraga by Jack King. Tony Craig takes the free kick.

40:00

Chris Robertson produces a cross, clearance made by Harlee Dean.

37:48

The ball is sent over by David Buchanan, Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Stuart Beavon goes wide of the right-hand upright.

37:19

A cross is delivered by Shaleum Logan, comfortable save by Declan Rudd.

36:10

Corner from the left by-line taken by Sam Saunders, Harlee Dean takes a shot. David Buchanan makes a clearance.

35:35

Unfair challenge on Toumani Diagouraga by John Mousinho results in a free kick. Sam Saunders takes the direct free kick.

34:46

The ball is swung over by Toumani Diagouraga, brilliant save by Declan Rudd.

34:18

Joe Garner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaleum Logan. Simon Moore takes the direct free kick.

34:05

Shaleum Logan takes a shot. Comfortable save by Declan Rudd.

32:47 Substitution

Substitution John Mousinho is brought on as a substitute for John Welsh.

29:41

Unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Shaleum Logan results in a free kick. David Buchanan restarts play with the free kick.

29:04

Lee Holmes sends in a cross, clearance by Harlee Dean.

27:54

Effort from outside the penalty box by Sam Saunders goes wide right of the goal.

25:23

Sam Saunders fouled by Paul Connolly, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Saunders.

23:38

Lee Holmes has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

22:29

Unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson by Paul Connolly results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Moore.

21:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Adeyemi on David Buchanan. Direct free kick taken by Declan Rudd.

20:50

Stuart Beavon is ruled offside. Simon Moore takes the free kick.

19:15

Paul Connolly takes the free kick.

19:15 Booking

Booking Toumani Diagouraga is given a yellow card.

19:10

Toumani Diagouraga concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack King.

18:35

The assistant referee flags for offside against Stuart Beavon. Simon Moore restarts play with the free kick.

18:13

Nicky Wroe takes a shot. Blocked by Harlee Dean.

17:40

Lee Holmes takes the outswinging corner, Liam Moore makes a clearance.

16:25

The ball is swung over by Tom Adeyemi.

15:20

Toumani Diagouraga has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

14:44

Sam Saunders takes a shot. Save by Declan Rudd. Corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders.

12:21

Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Declan Rudd makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Sam Saunders, Harlee Dean has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

10:49

Sam Saunders takes a shot. Save made by Declan Rudd.

9:44

Harlee Dean takes a shot. Save by Declan Rudd.

9:18

Corner taken short by Sam Saunders, clearance by Chris Robertson.

8:59

Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Save by Declan Rudd.

8:00

Joe Garner takes a shot. Harlee Dean gets a block in.

6:21

Corner taken by Sam Saunders, Jack King makes a clearance.

5:11

Sam Saunders takes a shot. Save by Declan Rudd.

4:17

Stuart Beavon takes a shot. Save by Simon Moore.

3:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Douglas on Paul Huntington. Declan Rudd takes the direct free kick.

1:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaleum Logan by John Welsh. Free kick taken by Simon Moore.

0:36

Toumani Diagouraga takes has a header from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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