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Brentford 3-0 Queens Park Rangers: Maupay on target as R's lose again

Neal Maupay scores from the penalty spot for Brentford
Brentford striker Neal Maupay has scored 20 league goals this season

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.

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 26Konsa
  • 23Jeanvier
  • 29Barbet
  • 22DalsgaardBooked at 67mins
  • 12Mokotjo
  • 19SawyersBooked at 77mins
  • 2Odubajo
  • 11WatkinsSubstituted forMarcondesat 81'minutes
  • 9Maupay
  • 21BenrahmaSubstituted forCanosat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Canos
  • 10McEachran
  • 13Gunnarsson
  • 14Da Silva
  • 17Marcondes
  • 24Ogbene
  • 34Bech Sörensen

QPR

  • 13Lumley
  • 2Furlong
  • 37Leistner
  • 4HallBooked at 49mins
  • 23WszolekSubstituted forSmithat 77'minutes
  • 8Cousins
  • 21Luongo
  • 3Bidwell
  • 10EzeSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 63'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 32WellsSubstituted forHemedat 73'minutes
  • 7Freeman

Substitutes

  • 1Ingram
  • 11Scowen
  • 14Manning
  • 16Hemed
  • 17Smith
  • 20Osayi-Samuel
  • 33Lynch
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
11,771

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 3, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  3. Goal!

    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.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sergi Canos (Brentford).

  5. Post update

    Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Sergi Canos (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Darnell Furlong (Queens Park Rangers).

  8. Post update

    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.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

  10. Post update

    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.

  11. Post update

    Sergi Canos (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).

  13. Post update

    Offside, Brentford. Romaine Sawyers tries a through ball, but Moses Odubajo is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    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.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Moses Odubajo (Brentford).

  16. Post update

    Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Sergi Canos replaces Said Benrahma.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Emiliano Marcondes replaces Ollie Watkins.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich35209671452669
2Leeds35207859382167
3Sheff Utd34197859342564
4West Brom35179967472060
5Middlesbrough341513638241458
6Bristol City34159104436854
7Derby34149114342151
8Birmingham35121495345850
9Nottm Forest35121494740750
10Hull35148135048250
11Aston Villa35111596153848
12Preston351212115449548
13Swansea34138134542347
14Sheff Wed341211114148-747
15Brentford3412101258461246
16Stoke351014113742-544
17Blackburn351111134755-844
18QPR35126174255-1342
19Wigan3499163347-1436
20Millwall35810173853-1534
21Reading35712163751-1433
22Rotherham35615143756-1933
23Bolton3568212255-3326
24Ipswich35312202759-3221
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