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Brentford 1-1 Hull City: Ollie Watkins earns Bees point against Tigers

Jarrod Bowen scores for Hull City against Brentford
Jarrod Bowen's second-half strike for Hull was his second goal in two games

Ollie Watkins knocked in a second-half equaliser to secure Brentford a point from an even encounter against Hull City at Griffin Park.

Watkins scored his second goal in as many games when he found the net from six yards after great work by Sergi Canos.

A dull first half brought little excitement but the excellent Jarrod Bowen grabbed Hull's opener after the break when he smashed home after a cute pass by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

Both sides had chances to earn all three points in a lively finale, most notably Hull, who saw Kamil Grosicki hit the post with a fierce free-kick.

The impressive Kevin Stewart was also off target for the Tigers, shooting over when well placed, while Watkins, Canos and Julian Jeanvier could all have won it for the Bees.

Watkins almost added a second within two minutes of his equaliser, but his header from a Canos cross was brilliantly saved by keeper George Long.

Canos then saw a strike deflected wide and Jeanvier headed a glorious opportunity past the post from eight yards after 88 minutes, but both sides had to settle for a first draw in three league games this season.

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank:

"I am disappointed with the goal we gave away but I am 100% sure we will only get better and better and better throughout the season.

"We have to be patient but I am impatient like the fans and want it to be clicking as soon as possible. But the managers, coaches and players will keep coaching, working hard and reflecting until it comes.

"How long will it take? Hopefully four days, before our next game."

Hull City manager Grant McCann told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I think we deserved to win the game. I've seen it back and their goal is a yard offside. It's really disappointing at this level to get a decision like that wrong.

"We've had three 45-minute displays of excellence. Today, I thought we had a complete performance. I thought we were excellent; the pressing, the energy, and the way we created chances on the break.

"There are definitely areas we can improve. The glaring one is keeping control of the game when we're in the lead. But today, I can't fault the boys. We should be coming away with a 1-0 win."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 1Raya
  • 23JeanvierBooked at 83mins
  • 18Jansson
  • 32RacicSubstituted forBenrahmaat 70'minutes
  • 22Dalsgaard
  • 6NørgaardSubstituted forDasilvaat 71'minutes
  • 8Jensen
  • 3Henry
  • 7Canós
  • 11Watkins
  • 19MbeumoSubstituted forForssat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Thompson
  • 10Benrahma
  • 12Mokotjo
  • 14Dasilva
  • 15Forss
  • 17Marcondes
  • 28Daniels

Hull

  • 1Long
  • 2LichajSubstituted forDa Silva Lopesat 45'minutes
  • 5BurkeBooked at 64mins
  • 4de Wijs
  • 23Kingsley
  • 6Stewart
  • 20Bowen
  • 18HoneymanSubstituted forBattyat 69'minutes
  • 36Irvine
  • 11Grosicki
  • 9EavesSubstituted forMagennisat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Tafazolli
  • 8Batty
  • 10Toral
  • 13Ingram
  • 19Bowler
  • 27Magennis
  • 37Da Silva Lopes
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
11,000

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamHull
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home15
Away20
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home18
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 1, Hull City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 1, Hull City 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford).

  4. Post update

    Daniel Batty (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergi Canós.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Rico Henry (Brentford).

  8. Post update

    Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).

  11. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  12. Post update

    Delay in match because of an injury Reece Burke (Hull City).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Forss (Brentford).

  14. Post update

    Reece Burke (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Julian Jeanvier (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Dasilva following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by George Long.

  17. Post update

    Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Stewart (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jackson Irvine (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Magennis.