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Brentford 2-1 QPR: Ivan Toney hits west London derby winner as Bees beat Hoops

Ivan Toney goal
Ivan Toney's 12th goal of the season put him level with Blackburn's Adam Armstrong as the Championship's top scorer

Brentford beat Queens Park Rangers on Friday to stretch their unbeaten Championship run to seven matches.

Vitaly Janelt's left-foot shot put hosts Brentford ahead on 14 minutes, but Lyndon Dykes equalised powerfully from close range 12 minutes later.

Brentford top scorer Ivan Toney headed the 64th-minute winner from a whipped right-foot cross by Emiliano Marcondes.

QPR ended with 10 men after defender Todd Kane received a second booking for a high, late challenge on Marcus Forss.

They might argue that the hosts should have been reduced to 10 themselves a lot sooner, however, after last man Mads Bech Sorensen's hefty first-half challenge on Dykes.

The Bees have now lost just one of their past 10 meetings with QPR in all competitions, winning eight of them.

And, up against former Bees boss Mark Warburton, they looked on course for a fourth straight win in the West London derby when Toney and Rico Henry combined to set up Janelt on the edge of the area and the German drilled his shot into the bottom right corner - his first goal for the Bees.

Bright Osayi-Samuel (right) was the architect for Lyndon Dykes' equaliser
Bright Osayi-Samuel (right) was the architect of Lyndon Dykes' equaliser

But Rangers were level within 12 minutes, sparked by winger Bright Osayi-Samuel's powerful run down the right.

His superb cross, swung over to just outside the six-yard box, picked out Dykes, who arrived to crash home a left-foot volley into the roof of the net - his fifth goal of the season - and the only one the Bees have let in during their current run.

There might have been more joy for the visitors too, after Dykes was barged over right on the very edge of the box by Sorensen, who, as the last covering defender, was arguably lucky to stay on the pitch with just a yellow card.

To add to the Hoops' frustration, Brentford old boy Yoann Barbet's free-kick was deflected into the side netting for a corner before Dykes then wasted another good chance in space when he lost his bearings and blazed wide.

But Brentford looked more in control after the break and, after Toney had one chalked out for offside, it did not take long to make amends.

Marcondes arrowed in a superb near-post cross and the summer signing from Peterborough United got in first for his 12th Championship goal of the season, putting him level with Blackburn's Adam Armstrong as the second tier's top scorer.

It also added to any fears QPR might have of Friday fixtures. This was their 19th defeat out of the last 20 matches they have played on a Friday, in all competitions.

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank told BBC Radio London:

"This was for the fans. I really hope they enjoyed this win.

"The two wins we got last year versus QPR were more beautiful, but this was even more important.

"It was a great win and it showed what we are all about in terms of hard work, top attitude and togetherness.

"In a long season where you play 46 games in seven months, we need to get wins in tough games like this."

On the yellow card for Mads Bech Sorensen: "I think it was borderline.

"You need to be absolutely sure you can be in for a chance on the next touch, and in a VAR world it would have been looked through and it would end with the ref going to the screen. Then he would flip a coin and take a decision."

QPR manager Mark Warburton told BBC Radio London:

"I have to be careful what I say but I am very frustrated.

"We split open the Brentford defence, we are through on goal, he [Bech Sorensen] is the last man and the foul is committed and the foul is given.

"There is no other decision to give other than a red card. It is too big a decision at this level of the game to get wrong.

"I can't see how anyone in the stadium can say otherwise. We are a good team and we feel very, very hard done."

Line-ups

Brentford

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Raya
  • 22DalsgaardSubstituted forJanssonat 45'minutes
  • 5Pinnock
  • 29Bech SørensenBooked at 39mins
  • 3Henry
  • 14DasilvaSubstituted forJensenat 45'minutes
  • 27Janelt
  • 9MarcondesSubstituted forForssat 71'minutes
  • 19MbeumoSubstituted forGhoddosat 87'minutes
  • 17Toney
  • 24Fosu-HenrySubstituted forCanósat 71'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Thompson
  • 7Canós
  • 8Jensen
  • 15Forss
  • 18Jansson
  • 20Ghoddos
  • 28Daniels
  • 34Pressley
  • 36Stevens

QPR

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Dieng
  • 2KaneBooked at 83mins
  • 4Dickie
  • 6Barbet
  • 25HämäläinenBooked at 29minsSubstituted forBonneat 85'minutes
  • 12BallBooked at 74minsSubstituted forAdomahat 80'minutes
  • 22Carroll
  • 11Osayi-Samuel
  • 10Chair
  • 21WillockSubstituted forThomasat 73'minutes
  • 9Dykes

Substitutes

  • 3Wallace
  • 7Bonne
  • 19Thomas
  • 23Masterson
  • 24Kakay
  • 26Bettache
  • 29Kelman
  • 32Kelly
  • 37Adomah
Referee:
Matt Donohue

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 2, Queens Park Rangers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 2, Queens Park Rangers 1.

  3. Booking

    Sergi Canós (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Lyndon Dykes (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Sergi Canós (Brentford).

  6. Post update

    Robert Dickie (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ivan Toney (Brentford).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Saman Ghoddos (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ivan Toney following a fast break.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Yoann Barbet (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bright Samuel.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Albert Adomah (Queens Park Rangers).

  11. Post update

    Ivan Toney (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sergi Canós.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marcus Forss (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Toney with a through ball.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Saman Ghoddos replaces Bryan Mbeumo.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Macauley Bonne replaces Niko Hämäläinen.

  17. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Todd Kane (Queens Park Rangers) for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Todd Kane (Queens Park Rangers).

  19. Post update

    Marcus Forss (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lyndon Dykes (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ilias Chair with a cross following a corner.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 27th November 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich138321710727
2Bournemouth1375121111026
3Bristol City137331611524
4Brentford146532013723
5Swansea13652158723
6Watford136521510523
7Reading137242017323
8Middlesbrough13562126621
9Stoke136342118321
10Millwall134721210219
11Luton135441113-219
12Blackburn1353525151018
13QPR144551620-417
14Barnsley134451414016
15Preston135171617-116
16Huddersfield134361517-215
17Birmingham133641012-215
18Cardiff133551313014
19Rotherham133371216-412
20Nottm Forest13337916-712
21Coventry133371323-1012
22Wycombe13238619-139
23Sheff Wed13346712-57
24Derby13139520-156
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