League One
Preston0Brentford3

Preston North End 0-3 Brentford

High-flying Brentford earned their ninth victory in 10 league games with a fine win at promotion rivals Preston.

Adam Forshaw's penalty put the Bees in front after Clayton Donaldson was brought down by keeper Declan Rudd and Marcello Trotta doubled the lead with a cool finish into the bottom corner.

Preston had the chance to pull a goal back after half-time but Joe Garner's penalty was well saved by David Button.

Sam Saunders then volleyed in George Saville's cross to seal the points.

The defeat means Simon Grayson's men drop to fifth in League One while Brentford, who have now kept seven clean sheets in their last eight matches, move to within a point of leaders Leyton Orient.

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Preston manager Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I'm disappointed that we lost the game and conceded three goals.

"I don't think there was too much in the game. They got the penalty decision and another goal straight after.

"I asked for a reaction from the players and we did say the next goal was going to be a big part in it. Unfortunately they got a third goal and that killed the game off."

Line-ups

Preston

  • 23RuddBooked at 22mins
  • 7HumphreySubstituted forHumeat 69'minutes
  • 3Laird
  • 6Wright
  • 5Clarke
  • 4HuntingtonBooked at 36mins
  • 2KeaneSubstituted forHolmesat 45'minutes
  • 30BrownhillSubstituted forKilkennyat 45'minutes
  • 14GarnerBooked at 80mins
  • 9DaviesBooked at 32mins
  • 19Welsh

Substitutes

  • 1Stuckmann
  • 10Beavon
  • 11Holmes
  • 16Buchanan
  • 22King
  • 27Hume
  • 37Kilkenny

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 12McCormack
  • 24Bidwell
  • 8Douglas
  • 5Craig
  • 6Dean
  • 4Forshaw
  • 17SavilleSubstituted forReevesat 81'minutes
  • 29TrottaBooked at 59minsSubstituted forGriggat 65'minutes
  • 9Donaldson
  • 26HarrisSubstituted forSaundersat 39'minutesBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 2O'Connor
  • 7Saunders
  • 10El Alagui
  • 11Grigg
  • 14Logan
  • 22Reeves
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
10,332

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 0, Brentford 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 0, Brentford 3.
Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).
Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Paul Huntington.
Attempt blocked. William Grigg (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Foul by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End).
Adam Forshaw (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Iain Hume (Preston North End).
Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Harlee Dean (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Sam Saunders (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).
William Grigg (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).
Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).
Attempt missed. Jake Reeves (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Jake Reeves replaces George Saville.

Booking

Joe Garner (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.
Joe Garner (Preston North End) has gone down, but that's a dive.
Attempt saved. Bailey Wright (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).
George Saville (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Iain Hume (Preston North End).
Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Lee Holmes (Preston North End) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 0, Brentford 3. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Saville with a cross.
Foul by Lee Holmes (Preston North End).
Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Adam Forshaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Iain Hume replaces Chris Humphrey.
Attempt saved. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. William Grigg replaces Marcello Trotta.
Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).
Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by David Button.
Attempt saved. John Welsh (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

Booking

Marcello Trotta (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.
Bailey Wright (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Marcello Trotta (Brentford).
Attempt missed. Kevin Davies (Preston North End) header from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by David Button.
Penalty saved! Joe Garner (Preston North End) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.
Penalty Preston North End. Tom Clarke draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Jake Bidwell (Brentford) after a foul in the penalty area.
Scott Laird (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).
Attempt blocked. Lee Holmes (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Scott Laird (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

Second Half

Second Half begins Preston North End 0, Brentford 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Lee Holmes replaces Keith Keane.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Neil Kilkenny replaces Josh Brownhill.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient2113532444
2Wolves2113531944
3Brentford2113441443
4Peterborough2112361139
5Preston211083838
6Rotherham21984935
7Swindon2110381033
8Walsall21966533
9Bradford217951030
10Port Vale21939-330
11MK Dons20848428
12Crawley21687-426
13Coventry211056625
14Gillingham227411-925
15Colchester21597-724
16Carlisle21669-1224
17Shrewsbury21588-223
18Oldham206410-522
19Sheff Utd215610-921
20Tranmere215511-1520
21Stevenage215412-1319
22Notts County225314-918
23Crewe214611-2518
24Bristol City212109-716
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