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Brentford 0-1 Rotherham United

Brentford's stuttering start to the season continued as Mark Bradley's first-half header earned Rotherham victory to lift them up to sixth.

Bradley rose highest at the far post to power Ben Pringle's whipped free-kick past a static Bees defence early on.

Clayton Donaldson almost levelled, but his chipped effort was blocked by Millers keeper Scott Shearer.

Adam Forshaw also came close just before the break, but his rising drive cleared the crossbar.

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Brentford boss Uwe Rosler told BBC London 94.9:

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Post Match: Brentford boss Uwe Rosler

"Frustrated are the right words, we tried but could not break them down, we knew what they are about, hard working.

"I am responsible for team selection and that's with me and I will not blame anybody else.

"We have to start to play our football again, we have players low on confidence and can't handle the pressure and the expectation and are not playing with freedom.

"We are failing to compete physically and making stupid mistakes."

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Post-match: Rotherham boss Evans

"The biggest compliment I can give to my team today is they (Brentford) have not had a chance.

"The only save of note was Scott Shearer's sensational save from 30 yards.

"And I think the whole ground applauded and that's why we play him."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 14Logan
  • 38Taylor
  • 6Dean
  • 5Craig
  • 4Forshaw
  • 20DiagouragaSubstituted forEl Alaguiat 70'minutes
  • 12McCormackBooked at 35minsSubstituted forSavilleat 76'minutes
  • 7Saunders
  • 9Donaldson
  • 29TrottaSubstituted forGriggat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 17Saville
  • 28Nugent
  • 19Fillo
  • 8Douglas
  • 11Grigg
  • 10El Alagui

Rotherham

  • 1Shearer
  • 14BradleyBooked at 68mins
  • 4Arnason
  • 3Skarz
  • 20Morgan
  • 15MilsomBooked at 36minsSubstituted forTidserat 83'minutes
  • 18PringleBooked at 90mins
  • 8FrecklingtonBooked at 40mins
  • 22AgardBooked at 25mins
  • 16TubbsSubstituted forHyltonat 62'minutes
  • 9RevellBooked at 82minsSubstituted forEavesat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 25Eaves
  • 23Tidser
  • 11Hylton
  • 21Collin
  • 31Rowe
  • 6Mills
  • 2Brindley
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
6,614

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 0, Rotherham United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 0, Rotherham United 1.

Foul by Sam Saunders (Brentford).

Tom Eaves (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Scott Shearer.

Attempt saved. George Saville (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Adam Forshaw (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kieran Agard (Rotherham United).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Adam Forshaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Tom Eaves replaces Alex Revell.

Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Michael Tidser replaces Robert Milsom.

Booking

Alex Revell (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Alex Revell (Rotherham United).

Attempt saved. Farid El Alagui (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kári Arnason.

Attempt blocked. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. George Saville replaces Alan McCormack.

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

Danny Hylton (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

Attempt blocked. Danny Hylton (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Farid El Alagui replaces Toumani Diagouraga.

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Mark Bradley (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. William Grigg (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Craig Morgan (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Danny Hylton replaces Matt Tubbs.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

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

Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Attempt missed. Matt Tubbs (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient108201826
2Peterborough108111425
3Wolves108111425
4Bradford106311321
5Preston10541719
6Rotherham10541519
7MK Dons10442516
8Crawley10442316
9Walsall10433115
10Brentford10433-115
11Swindon10424314
12Port Vale10424-214
13Carlisle10334-912
14Colchester10253-411
15Shrewsbury10163-39
16Gillingham10235-49
17Oldham10226-38
18Coventry1052357
19Notts County10217-67
20Bristol City10064-66
21Crewe10136-176
22Sheff Utd10127-105
23Stevenage10127-115
24Tranmere10127-125
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