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Brentford 5-0 Preston North End

Scott Hogan (right)
Scott Hogan now has six goals in nine Championship games this season

Scott Hogan scored a hat-trick as Brentford grabbed four goals in the last 15 minutes to thrash Preston.

The striker broke free of the visiting defence for his first, showing composure to find the bottom corner.

Eoin Doyle's flick was tipped on to the post for Preston, but Harlee Dean drove home a second and Marnick Vermijl's injury meant Preston ended with 10 men.

That allowed Hogan to round the keeper to net his second, and he completed his treble after Chris Humphrey's own goal.

Brentford's victory lifts them into the play-off positions, while the Lilywhites are now only a point above the bottom three.

Humphrey's own goal came from a Joshua Clarke cross - his attempted clearance going into the net.

Meanwhile, Hogan, who now has 13 goals in 16 Championship appearances for the Bees, completed his treble after running into the channel and striking into the top corner.

Brentford manager Dean Smith: "I thought we started both halves slowly. There was a little bit of me that thought that might happen because of the Villa game in midweek.

"We looked tired but we grew into both halves and started to play our game.

"He (Harlee Dean) was magnificent and gave a real captain's display. He led by example, won his headers, was good on the ball and drive us on in the first half when we looked a little languid at times."

Preston boss Simon Grayson: "We started well and were on top, created good chances and counter attacked well and then Brentford scored against the run of play.

"We started positively but then they scored their second and it bred a lack of responsibility through the team. From then on it was a kamikaze performance.

"You have to play with your head and not your heart but we bombed on looking to get back into it when we didn't need to. At that point it's all about players taking responsibility on the pitch."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 2Colin
  • 6Dean
  • 14Egan
  • 5BjellandSubstituted forBarbetat 76'minutes
  • 8YennarisSubstituted forMcEachranat 63'minutes
  • 15Woods
  • 4MacLeod
  • 19Sawyers
  • 25KaikaiSubstituted forClarkeat 82'minutes
  • 9Hogan

Substitutes

  • 7Saunders
  • 10McEachran
  • 12McCormack
  • 16Bonham
  • 20Clarke
  • 21Vibe
  • 29Barbet

Preston

  • 1Lindegaard
  • 2VermijlSubstituted forat 83'minutes
  • 5Clarke
  • 27Baptiste
  • 3CunninghamBooked at 64mins
  • 14McGeady
  • 12Gallagher
  • 8BrowneSubstituted forMakienokat 69'minutes
  • 37Robinson
  • 13DoyleSubstituted forHumphreyat 77'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 25HugillSubstituted forJohnsonat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Wright
  • 7Humphrey
  • 9Makienok
  • 11Johnson
  • 18Pringle
  • 19Welsh
  • 22Maxwell
Referee:
Keith Stroud

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 5, Preston North End 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 5, Preston North End 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Josh McEachran (Brentford).

  4. Post update

    Aiden McGeady (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Brentford. Ryan Woods tries a through ball, but Scott Hogan is caught offside.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Brentford 5, Preston North End 0. Scott Hogan (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Lewis MacLeod.

  7. Goal!

    Own Goal by Chris Humphrey, Preston North End. Brentford 4, Preston North End 0.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Brentford 3, Preston North End 0. Scott Hogan (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Marnick Vermijl went off injured after Preston North End had used all subs.

  10. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  11. Post update

    Delay in match Marnick Vermijl (Preston North End) because of an injury.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Josh Clarke replaces Sullay Kaikai.

  13. Booking

    Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Yoann Barbet (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Chris Humphrey (Preston North End).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Simon Makienok (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Daniel Johnson with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Scott Hogan (Brentford).

  18. Post update

    Alex Baptiste (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Marnick Vermijl.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Chris Humphrey replaces Eoin Doyle.

As It Stood

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1Huddersfield8611116519
2Norwich8521139417
3Newcastle85031661015
4Barnsley85031911815
5Birmingham8431106415
6Brentford8422135814
7Brighton8422106414
8Reading8422910-114
9Fulham834186213
10Wolves8332109112
11Ipswich833287112
12Bristol City83231211111
13Nottm Forest83231617-111
14Sheff Wed8323911-211
15Leeds8314911-210
16QPR83141014-410
17Burton8233121209
18Aston Villa81528808
19Preston8206712-56
20Derby813427-56
21Rotherham8134920-116
22Wigan81251012-25
23Blackburn81251017-75
24Cardiff8125614-85
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