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Brentford 3-4 Nottingham Forest

Andreas Bouchalakis
Andreas Bouchalakis signed a three-year deal last month after a successful trial at the City Ground

Andreas Bouchalakis marked his league debut with two strikes at Brentford as Nottingham Forest got their first away win in the Championship since November.

John Egan headed the Bees in front early on before Bouchalakis levelled.

Daryl Murphy then put Forest ahead to give them the lead at half-time.

Bouchalakis got his second just after the break, Andreas Bjelland headed one back before Kieran Dowell got Forest's fourth and Neal Maupay claimed a late third goal for the Bees.

The second half ended almost as manically as the first as Bjelland's header began a spell of three goals in the final 11 minutes.

But it was the 24-year-old Greek midfielder, who joined from Olympiacos last month, who took home the plaudits with two stunning goals.

His first was a fine volley from the edge of the box into the bottom corner and the second a left-footed shot into the top corner from 25 yards out.

Both sides could have scored more goals as Florian Jozefzoon hit the post for Brentford while Lasse Vibe and Ollie Watkins went close for the home side, while Tendayi Darikwa and Barrie McKay had good chances for Forest.

Brentford manager Dean Smith:

"It was disappointing that we didn't take our chances and then left gaps as we chased the game, but there were a few who were a little below par.

"It will take time for some of the boys to settle so we need to be patient.

"If we play like that we will win more than we lose."

Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton:

"At 3-1 we had a number of breakaways with Daryl Murphy and Barrie McKay but we didn't finish them off.

"At 5-1 it's game over, but we weren't clinical enough and you can never ever bet against Brentford.

"Having said that it's nice to come back and see some very good people at a very good club which is a very tough place to come, and leave with the points."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 22Dalsgaard
  • 14Egan
  • 5Bjelland
  • 3HenryBooked at 81mins
  • 8YennarisSubstituted forSawyersat 58'minutes
  • 12Mokotjo
  • 23Jota
  • 10McEachranSubstituted forWatkinsat 59'minutes
  • 7JozefzoonSubstituted forMaupayat 69'minutes
  • 21Vibe

Substitutes

  • 2Colin
  • 6Dean
  • 9Maupay
  • 11Watkins
  • 19Sawyers
  • 28Daniels
  • 29Barbet

Nottm Forest

  • 43Smith
  • 42Worrall
  • 5MillsBooked at 86mins
  • 4Mancienne
  • 27Darikwa
  • 31BouchalakisBooked at 28minsSubstituted forTraoreat 78'minutes
  • 24VaughanBooked at 82mins
  • 11Osborn
  • 16CloughSubstituted forDowellat 45'minutes
  • 10McKaySubstituted forCarayolat 72'minutes
  • 9Murphy

Substitutes

  • 2Lichaj
  • 6Traore
  • 17Brereton
  • 18Carayol
  • 20Dowell
  • 26Evtimov
  • 35Cummings
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
10,169

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home20
Away13
Shots on Target
Home9
Away6
Corners
Home12
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 3, Nottingham Forest 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Nottingham Forest 4.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Nottingham Forest. Ben Osborn tries a through ball, but Armand Traore is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jota.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Brentford 3, Nottingham Forest 4. Neal Maupay (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jota.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jota (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Neal Maupay.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford).

  8. Post update

    Armand Traore (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Booking

    Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Michael Mancienne.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Joe Worrall.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Brentford 2, Nottingham Forest 4. Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Armand Traore (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kieran Dowell.

  17. Booking

    David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest).

  20. Booking

    Rico Henry (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

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