League One
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Preston North End 0-3 Brentford

Adam Forshaw

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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

Formation 4-3-3

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Preston North End 0, Brentford 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Preston North End 0, Brentford 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Paul Huntington.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. William Grigg (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Iain Hume (Preston North End).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harlee Dean (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  13. Booking

    Sam Saunders (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

  15. Post update

    William Grigg (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).

  17. Post update

    Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Reeves (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.