Match ends, Brentford 4, Reading 1.
Brentford eased to victory over Reading at Griffin Park to end the Royals' six-match unbeaten league run.
Joshua Clarke opened the scoring before half-time for the hosts as he finished off a sweeping move with Lasse Vibe poking home a second soon after.
Defender Maxime Colin scored his first goal for the Bees to extend the lead to 3-0 following a neat one-two with Vibe.
Yann Kermorgant pulled one back from the spot for Reading but Scott Hogan slotted home as Brentford moved fourth.
Despite the hosts having just 37% of possession, it was their clinical finishing that proved the difference.
Clarke opening his account for Brentford as he ended a five-man move that began on the edge of Reading's box.
Leading goalscorer Hogan chased after a through ball and managed to pull it back from the byeline to give Vibe the easiest of goals.
The Bees continued the second half on top and with the away side's defence ball-watching, right-back Colin smashed the ball into the net.
Kermogant's cool penalty gave the Royals hope but Hogan's seventh goal of the season helped Brentford bounce back in style from their 3-1 loss at Wolves on Saturday.
- 6DeanBooked at 5mins
- 5BjellandBooked at 69minsSubstituted forBarbetat 70'minutes
- 12McCormackBooked at 19minsSubstituted forMcEachranat 85'minutes
- 8YennarisBooked at 81mins
- 21VibeSubstituted forKaikaiat 88'minutes
- 26Al Habsi
- 4van den BergBooked at 16minsSubstituted forQuinnat 45'minutes
- 7BeerensSubstituted forMendesat 85'minutes
- 8SwiftBooked at 19mins
- 15HarriottSubstituted forSamuelat 85'minutes
- Oliver Langford
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Brentford 4, Reading 1.
Corner, Reading. Conceded by Yoann Barbet.
Attempt blocked. Dominic Samuel (Reading) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joseph Mendes.
Attempt blocked. Josh McEachran (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maxime Colin.
Attempt missed. Yann Kermorgant (Reading) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joseph Mendes with a through ball.
Attempt saved. Sullay Kaikai (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.
Attempt missed. Harlee Dean (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Yoann Barbet.
Attempt missed. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Josh McEachran with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Chris Gunter.
Hand ball by Dominic Samuel (Reading).
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Stephen Quinn.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Paul McShane.
Substitution, Brentford. Sullay Kaikai replaces Lasse Vibe.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jordan Obita.
Goal! Brentford 4, Reading 1. Scott Hogan (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh McEachran with a through ball.
Substitution, Reading. Dominic Samuel replaces Callum Harriott.
Substitution, Reading. Joseph Mendes replaces Roy Beerens.
Substitution, Brentford. Josh McEachran replaces Alan McCormack.
Foul by Roy Beerens (Reading).