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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

Match ends, Brentford 3, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Full Time

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

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.

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

Substitution, Brentford. Sergi Canos replaces Said Benrahma.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Emiliano Marcondes replaces Ollie Watkins.

Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matt Smith replaces Pawel Wszolek.

Booking

Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Tomer Hemed replaces Nahki Wells.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 2, Queens Park Rangers 0. Said Benrahma (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neal Maupay.

Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Booking

Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford).

Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ollie Watkins (Brentford).

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

Foul by Julian Jeanvier (Brentford).

Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Brentford. Julian Jeanvier tries a through ball, but Neal Maupay is caught offside.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Joe Lumley.

Attempt saved. Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Said Benrahma with a cross.

Booking

Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

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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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