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Brentford 3-2 Peterborough United

Clayton Donaldson

Clayton Donaldson scored late against Peterborough United to give Brentford a sixth win from seven League One games.

The Bees took the lead when Gabby Zakuani headed Adam Forshaw's cross past his own keeper.

Posh stormed back after half-time, with Jack Payne's superb dipping 20-yard effort levelling the score before Britt Assombalonga raced away and finished.

But George Saville bundled in with 10 minutes to go and Donaldson's low shot snatched a dramatic three points.

Peterborough have now lost five league games in a row and have dropped down to fifth, one place behind their opponents.

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 12McCormack
  • 24Bidwell
  • 4Forshaw
  • 5Craig
  • 6Dean
  • 8Douglas
  • 17SavilleSubstituted forSaundersat 85'minutes
  • 29TrottaSubstituted forGriggat 63'minutes
  • 9Donaldson
  • 26K HarrisSubstituted forEl Alaguiat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 7Saunders
  • 10El Alagui
  • 11Grigg
  • 14Logan
  • 19Fillo
  • 20Diagouraga

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31Little
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 8Payne
  • 5Zakuani
  • 6BostwickBooked at 82mins
  • 23Barnett
  • 15AndersonSubstituted forSwansonat 72'minutes
  • 9AssombalongaBooked at 67mins
  • 10TomlinSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 86'minutes
  • 22Ephraim

Substitutes

  • 4Brisley
  • 7Swanson
  • 11McCann
  • 12Vassell
  • 13Day
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 36Jeffers
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
6,014

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 3, Peterborough United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Peterborough United 2.

Foul by Farid El Alagui (Brentford).

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

Attempt saved. Tony Craig (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

Foul by Sam Saunders (Brentford).

Hogan Ephraim (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 3, Peterborough United 2. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Farid El Alagui.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Lee Tomlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Sam Saunders replaces George Saville.

Adam Forshaw (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United).

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

Booking

Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 2, Peterborough United 2. George Saville (Brentford) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan McCormack with a cross.

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Farid El Alagui (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

Hand ball by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Farid El Alagui replaces Kadeem Harris.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Danny Swanson replaces Jermaine Anderson.

Foul by William Grigg (Brentford).

Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United).

Attempt saved. Kadeem Harris (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. William Grigg replaces Marcello Trotta.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 1, Peterborough United 2. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tyrone Barnett.

Foul by Marcello Trotta (Brentford).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves18134132102243
2Leyton Orient18133241162542
3Preston1897227171034
4Brentford1810442819934
5Peterborough1810262718932
6Bradford1877431201128
7Rotherham187742722528
8Swindon188373224827
9Walsall187652016427
10Port Vale188282628-226
11MK Dons176472726122
12Crawley185761923-422
13Coventry189453833521
14Oldham176382224-221
15Colchester184952024-421
16Gillingham186392328-521
17Carlisle185671829-1121
18Shrewsbury184771821-319
19Stevenage1852111829-1117
20Tranmere184592133-1217
21Sheff Utd1844101626-1016
22Bristol City182972631-515
23Crewe1834111440-2613
24Notts County1832131832-1411
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