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Brentford 3-1 Queens Park Rangers: Bees win sixth straight league game at home

Said Benrahma goal
Said Benrahma put Brentford in front from a cleverly worked corner

A magnificent first-half performance from Brentford saw them comfortably beat west London rivals Queens Park Rangers and continue their Championship promotion push.

The Bees raced into a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from their three forwards - Said Benrahma, Bryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins - and could have been five or six up at the break.

Benrahma slotted in from a cleverly worked corner, Mbeumo finished smartly first time and Watkins headed in his 18th league goal of the season from close range as the hosts looked like scoring with every attacking move.

QPR improved after the break and pulled a goal back through Nahki Wells' tap in, but Brentford closed out the game to move to within six points of the top two, Leeds and West Brom.

Third-placed Brentford can now rightly be considered as genuine promotion contenders following a sixth straight home league win in their final season at Griffin Park.

Not only do they have the tightest defence in the division, conceding just 21 goals, but Benrahma, Mbeumo and Watkins look capable of scoring at will.

Aside from their three-goal blitz in 14 minutes, the Bees created numerous other chances before the interval.

Early on they were unlucky not to be awarded a penalty when Watkins appeared to be bundled over by Geoff Cameron.

Watkins was close to getting on the end of a terrific team move, but was flagged offside, and Cameron deflected the ball just wide of his own post from Josh Dasilva's dangerous low cross. QPR's best chance of the half saw Pontus Jansson almost head into his own net but David Raya tipped the ball away.

The Bees were less impressive after the break and made to pay for taking their foot off the gas when Wells finished Bright Osayi-Samuel's cross from a couple of yards out.

Late on, Eberechi Eze should have made it 3-2 but could not get enough power on his shot from just a few yards out and Raya collected easily, while Watkins missed a couple of equally good chances at the other end by heading off target.

A 12th defeat of the season means QPR continue to languish in mid-table and their 27 Championship games have now seen an incredible 96 goals this season.

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 1Raya
  • 22Dalsgaard
  • 18Jansson
  • 5Pinnock
  • 3Henry
  • 8JensenSubstituted forMokotjoat 75'minutes
  • 6Nørgaard
  • 14DasilvaSubstituted forMarcondesat 87'minutes
  • 19MbeumoSubstituted forValencia Castilloat 81'minutes
  • 11Watkins
  • 10Benrahma

Substitutes

  • 2Thompson
  • 12Mokotjo
  • 16Valencia Castillo
  • 17Marcondes
  • 23Jeanvier
  • 28Daniels
  • 31Zamburek

QPR

  • 1Lumley
  • 2KaneBooked at 56mins
  • 4HallBooked at 46mins
  • 5CameronBooked at 71mins
  • 14ManningBooked at 90mins
  • 8Amos
  • 12BallSubstituted forMastersonat 45'minutes
  • 20Osayi-SamuelBooked at 90mins
  • 19ChairSubstituted forShodipoat 81'minutes
  • 10Eze
  • 21WellsSubstituted forHugillat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Wallace
  • 7Pugh
  • 9Hugill
  • 11Scowen
  • 17Shodipo
  • 23Masterson
  • 32Kelly
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
12,324

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 3, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Attempt saved. César Joel Valencia Castillo (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma.

Attempt missed. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Rico Henry with a cross.

Booking

Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers).

Emiliano Marcondes (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

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

Foul by Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers).

Emiliano Marcondes (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ethan Pinnock following a corner.

Attempt missed. Ethan Pinnock (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jordan Hugill.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Emiliano Marcondes replaces Josh Dasilva.

Foul by Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers).

Josh Dasilva (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma.

Foul by Todd Kane (Queens Park Rangers).

Saïd Benrahma (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Olamide Shodipo replaces Ilias Chair.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. César Joel Valencia Castillo replaces Bryan Mbeumo.

Attempt saved. Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma.

Attempt saved. Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Manning.

Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rico Henry (Brentford).

Attempt missed. Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Hugill with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Kamohelo Mokotjo replaces Mathias Jensen.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Todd Kane.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jordan Hugill replaces Nahki Wells.

Booking

Geoff Cameron (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Geoff Cameron (Queens Park Rangers).

Mathias Jensen (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Amos (Queens Park Rangers).

Josh Dasilva (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers).

Rico Henry (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Ryan Manning tries a through ball, but Ilias Chair is caught offside.

Geoff Cameron (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ollie Watkins (Brentford).

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 3, Queens Park Rangers 1. Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bright Samuel.

goal

As It Stood

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5Nottm Forest2612863526944
6Sheff Wed27126939261342
7Millwall27101163432241
8Swansea2611873230241
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10Preston2711793733440
11Hull27116104035539
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16Middlesbrough2781092834-634
17Derby2781092836-834
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20Huddersfield2777133144-1328
21Stoke2774163342-925
22Barnsley2759133550-1524
23Wigan2758142441-1723
24Luton2763183358-2521
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