EFL Cup
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Carabao Cup: Southend United 2-4 Brentford

Kamo Mokotjo.
Kamo Mokotjo (centre) celebrates his late strike in Brentford's 4-2 win at Southend

Marcus Forss and Julian Jeanvier scored on their debuts as Brentford saw off Southend in a Carabao Cup thriller.

Teenager Forss latched on to Josh Clarke's through ball to put the Bees ahead just before half-time.

Southend levelled as Theo Robinson's deflected effort looped over Bees keeper Luke Daniels, but Jeanvier soon prodded Brentford back in front.

Said Benrahma made it 3-1 before Shawn McCoulsky's 25-yarder, only for Kamo Mokotjo to drill home and seal it.

The Bees were dominant for large parts of the game and only a string of saves from Southend keeper Mark Oxley kept the hosts in it.

But, after McCoulsky's rocket reduced the deficit to 3-2, Southend came within inches of levelling when a Michael Klass header hit the bar.

The defeat, however, means United's wait for an EFL Cup win will enter a ninth year - Southend have not won a game in the competition since 2010.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 48White
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 3Coker
  • 8DiengBooked at 57minsSubstituted forMantomat 65'minutes
  • 20Klass
  • 31Robinson
  • 10CoxBooked at 32minsSubstituted forBaat 87'minutes
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forKightlyat 83'minutes
  • 28McCoulsky

Substitutes

  • 2Bwomono
  • 6Turner
  • 7Kightly
  • 12Ba
  • 13Bishop
  • 18Mantom
  • 32Hendrie

Brentford

  • 28Daniels
  • 20Clarke
  • 23Jeanvier
  • 34Bech SörensenSubstituted forMephamat 30'minutes
  • 30Field
  • 12Mokotjo
  • 15Woods
  • 8Yennaris
  • 21BenrahmaSubstituted forCanosat 80'minutes
  • 33ForssSubstituted forMaupayat 70'minutes
  • 18Judge

Substitutes

  • 6Mepham
  • 7Canos
  • 9Maupay
  • 10McEachran
  • 16Bonham
  • 19Sawyers
  • 26Konsa
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
3,055

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home6
Away25
Shots on Target
Home3
Away13
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 2, Brentford 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 2, Brentford 4.

Attempt missed. Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Michael Kightly.

Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Amadou Ba replaces Simon Cox.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Brentford 4. Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Michael Kightly replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Attempt missed. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Sergi Canos replaces Said Benrahma.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Tom Field.

Foul by Julian Jeanvier (Brentford).

Shawn McCoulsky (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Brentford 3. Shawn McCoulsky (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Michael Klass.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Neal Maupay replaces Marcus Forss.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Brentford 3. Said Benrahma (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kamohelo Mokotjo.

Attempt saved. Said Benrahma (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Sam Mantom replaces Timothee Dieng.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Brentford 2. Julian Jeanvier (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Attempt saved. Nico Yennaris (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Ben Coker.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Brentford 1. Theo Robinson (Southend United) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by John White.

Foul by Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Nico Yennaris (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

Booking

Timothee Dieng (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Julian Jeanvier (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Said Benrahma (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Josh Clarke (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Julian Jeanvier (Brentford) because of an injury.

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