Match ends, Brentford 3, Queens Park Rangers 0.
Brentford 3-0 Queens Park Rangers: Maupay on target as R's lose again
Brentford consigned Queens Park Rangers to an eighth defeat in nine games as they outclassed their rivals in the west London derby.
Following a dour first half, Neal Maupay's cool penalty gave the Bees the lead after Grant Hall bundled over Ollie Watkins in the box.
R's keeper Joe Lumley saved well from Said Benrahma and kept out a header from Henrik Dalsgaard before Maupay was involved in the hosts' second.
The Frenchman beat the offside trap and rounded Lumley before squaring for Benrahma to tap in to an empty net, and Sergi Canos added a third in stoppage-time with a deflected effort.
Victory gave the Bees a seventh consecutive win at Griffin Park in all competitions and continued their upturn under head coach Thomas Frank, who was appointed in October after Dean Smith joined Aston Villa.
The Dane has now taken 24 points from the past 12 league games, having picked up just four from his first 10 matches in charge.
Brentford keeper Daniel Bentley was not really threatened until second-half stoppage-time when he kept out an effort from Bright Osayi-Samuel before Tomer Hemed headed wide.
QPR had ended a run of seven straight defeats with victory over Leeds in midweek, but that represents their only win in their past 12 Championship games stretching back to 29 December.
Steve McClaren's side drop a place to 18th and are nine points above the relegation zone, while the Bees climb a place to 15th.
- 22DalsgaardBooked at 67mins
- 19SawyersBooked at 77mins
- 11WatkinsSubstituted forMarcondesat 81'minutes
- 21BenrahmaSubstituted forCanosat 82'minutes
- 14Da Silva
- 34Bech Sörensen
- 4HallBooked at 49mins
- 23WszolekSubstituted forSmithat 77'minutes
- 10EzeSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 63'minutesBooked at 64mins
- 32WellsSubstituted forHemedat 73'minutes
- Keith Stroud
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Queens Park Rangers 0.
Goal! Brentford 3, Queens Park Rangers 0. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Kamohelo Mokotjo.
Foul by Sergi Canos (Brentford).
Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Sergi Canos (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Darnell Furlong (Queens Park Rangers).
Attempt missed. Tomer Hemed (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.
Attempt saved. Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.
Sergi Canos (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).
Offside, Brentford. Romaine Sawyers tries a through ball, but Moses Odubajo is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Toni Leistner with a headed pass.
Foul by Moses Odubajo (Brentford).
Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.
Attempt missed. Neal Maupay (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sergi Canos with a through ball.
Substitution, Brentford. Sergi Canos replaces Said Benrahma.
Substitution, Brentford. Emiliano Marcondes replaces Ollie Watkins.