Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Brentford 4.
Brentford thrashed west London rivals Queens Park Rangers in the EFL Cup to end a run of three games without a win.
Brentford took the lead when Ariel Borysiuk turned Florian Jozefzoon's cross into his own net and John Egan made it 2-0 with a free header.
Neal Maupay smashed into the roof of the net, but Darnell Furlong headed in from close range to pull one back.
Furlong then missed a crucial chance and the Bees' Joshua Clark fired into the bottom corner to complete the rout.
QPR manager Ian Holloway opted to make 10 changes from the side which beat Hull 2-1 on Saturday, with Alex Baptiste the only remaining player.
That decision proved costly as Brentford, who started with six of their weekend XI, made up for their winless start to the Championship season with a resounding victory.
The away side were 3-0 up after only 32 minutes, with Maupay in particular running riot, bombarding goalkeeper Matt Ingram with several attempts.
QPR contributed to their own downfall, giving the ball away to allow Brentford promising position, and although Furlong threatened, Clark's late strike made sure Dean Smith's side made it through.
Meanwhile, QPR defender James Perch will be out "for a number of months" with a dislocated knee cap it was confirmed after the match.
The 31-year-old picked up the injury in the Championship victory over Hull at the weekend.
- 14ManningSubstituted forFreemanat 51'minutes
- 15CaulkerSubstituted forSmithat 75'minutes
- 20BaptisteBooked at 17mins
- 22WszolekSubstituted forMackieat 69'minutes
- 18RobinsonBooked at 47mins
- 12MokotjoSubstituted forWoodsat 69'minutes
- 9MaupaySubstituted forShaibuat 69'minutes
- 31ChatzitheodoridisSubstituted forDalsgaardat 77'minutes
- Chris Sarginson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Brentford 4.
Jack Robinson (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Josh Clarke (Brentford).
Yeni N'Gbakoto (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford).
Attempt blocked. Ariel Borysiuk (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Jack Robinson (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford).
Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Brentford 4. Josh Clarke (Brentford) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Justin Shaibu.
Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by John Egan.
Attempt missed. Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.
Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Henrik Dalsgaard.
Substitution, Brentford. Henrik Dalsgaard replaces Ilias Chatzitheodoridis.
Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matt Smith replaces Steven Caulker.
Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Justin Shaibu (Brentford).
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Darnell Furlong.
Attempt blocked. John Egan (Brentford) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.