The FA Cup - Fourth Round - Replay
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Brentford 3-1 Barnet in FA Cup fourth-round replay

Championship side Brentford beat non-league Barnet to set up an FA Cup fifth-round tie at Swansea City.

Sergi Canos scored following a well-worked corner routine, before Julian Jeanvier doubled the lead with a fine volley from Said Benrahma's free-kick.

Barnet's Craig Robson headed against the crossbar and Neal Maupay added a third goal with a side-footed finish.

David Tutonda pulled one back for Barnet, but it was not enough for the lowest-ranked team in the competition.

Darren Currie's side, 17th in the National League, had knocked out Championship Sheffield United in the third round and had been 2-1 ahead in the original tie against Brentford before it finished 3-3 and went to a replay.

But Barnet fell behind after seven minutes at Griffin Park from a short corner as Benrahma's low cross was converted by Canos for his third goal in as many games.

Moses Odubajo and Benrahma shot just wide and Maupay had an effort cleared off the line, before Jeanvier did well to steer Behrahma's free-kick into the roof of the net to give Brentford a two-goal advantage.

The hosts had further chances, but Canos glanced a header just off target, Maupay had two shots saved by Mark Cousins and Romaine Sawyers shot wastefully wide.

Barnet's Robson headed against the woodwork following Daniel Sparkes' free-kick and Ephron Mason-Clark had a low strike saved by Luke Daniels.

But Maupay grabbed Brentford's third, finishing off from Henrik Dalsgaard's cross, although Tutonda's fine strike gave the non-league side a deserved goal.

Swansea play Brentford at the Liberty Stadium in round five on Saturday, 16 February.

First fifth-round appearance in 13 years - the stats

  • Brentford have scored three or more goals in five consecutive games in all competitions for the very first time since entering the Football League in 1920.
  • Brentford have reached the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time since 2005-06.
  • Sergi Canos has scored in three consecutive appearances for Brentford in all competitions (three goals), his best ever scoring streak in his professional career.
  • Among players for the 72 EFL clubs, only Peterborough's Marcus Maddison (15) has more assists in all competitions in 2018-19 than Brentford's Said Benrahma (11).
  • Benrahma has been directly involved in eight goals in his last five games for Brentford in all competitions (three goals, five assists) - as many as his first 26 appearances for the club beforehand.

'Immensely proud' - what they said

Brentford boss Thomas Frank said: "Job done. We're through to the next round and pleased with that.

"When you see Newport beating Middlesbrough it proves it's not easy in this tournament. The first half was professional, the second half was so-so, but we did what we needed to do.

"Now we look forward to Swansea. We are one game from the quarter-finals. It's 30 years since we have been in one so we would like to do it again."

Barnet boss Darren Currie said: "In the second half I thought we were excellent. It was a nice response from our chat at half-time, I was frustrated in the first half.

"In the second half we earned the respect of our opponents. If we'd got our goal at 2-0 it might have been a different story. I'm immensely proud of how we conducted ourselves in the second half.

"They are disappointed, they felt like they let the first half slip away. But they'll realise they have a lot to be proud of."

Line-ups

Brentford

Formation 3-4-3

  • 28Daniels
  • 34Bech SörensenBooked at 85mins
  • 26KonsaBooked at 63mins
  • 22Dalsgaard
  • 2Odubajo
  • 10McEachran
  • 19SawyersSubstituted forDa Silvaat 77'minutes
  • 23Jeanvier
  • 7CanosBooked at 50mins
  • 9MaupaySubstituted forOgbeneat 72'minutes
  • 21BenrahmaSubstituted forForssat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bentley
  • 11Watkins
  • 12Mokotjo
  • 14Da Silva
  • 24Ogbene
  • 29Barbet
  • 33Forss

Barnet

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Cousins
  • 2Alexander
  • 26SweeneyBooked at 50mins
  • 3JohnsonSubstituted forBoucaudat 24'minutes
  • 23TutondaBooked at 89mins
  • 12Taylor
  • 6Robson
  • 18FonguckSubstituted forSparkesat 45'minutes
  • 27Mason-ClarkSubstituted forAkinolaat 72'minutes
  • 10Coulthirst
  • 21ElitoBooked at 49mins

Substitutes

  • 9Harrison
  • 11Sparkes
  • 13Matrevics
  • 14Akinola
  • 17Boucaud
  • 32Payne
  • 38Bettamer
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
6,954

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home20
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 3, Barnet 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Barnet 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Julian Jeanvier.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sergi Canos (Brentford).

  5. Post update

    Andre Boucaud (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chiedozie Ogbene (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Da Silva (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Da Silva (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  9. Booking

    David Tutonda (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Medy Elito.

  11. Post update

    Chiedozie Ogbene (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by David Tutonda (Barnet).

  13. Post update

    Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Sparkes (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  17. Booking

    Mads Bech Sörensen (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Mads Bech Sörensen (Brentford).

  19. Post update

    Simeon Akinola (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Forss (Brentford).

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