Brentford 3-3 Derby County, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Brentford 3-4-3



Derby County 4-3-3

Half Time: 2 - 2 Griffin Park ( Attendance: 12,225 (1,647) )
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Brentford played out an entertaining 3-3 draw with Derby County in a lively Championship encounter at Griffin Park.

Harry Wilson opened the scoring for the visitors in the 13th minute before Julian Jeanvier equalised ten minutes later with an exquisite half-volley from a Said Benrahma corner.

However the Bees were level for less than three minutes as Jayden Bogle burst into the box and fired past keeper Luke Daniels to make it 2-1.

Brentford once again replied quickly though – Romaine Sawyers, Benrahma and Rico Henry combining well for a diving Neal Maupay to equalise in the 31st minute.

And the second-period was just as frenetic – Mason Mount seeing a thunderous effort ricochet off the post before the Rams re-took the lead through Wilson in the 78th minute.

Derby’s Tom Lawrence then could have put the game out of sight but for a brilliant save from Luke Daniels before Brentford levelled again through Benrahma.

The Algerian capitalised on a slip by Richard Keogh to give the Bees a well deserved share of the points in a topsy-turvy clash.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

The referee’s decision not to award Derby a penalty early in the second-half – despite the shameful behaviour of the Rams’ players aggressively crowding around him. A weaker man could have buckled.

Moan of the Match

Similar to their mid-week defeat at Swansea City, too often Brentford played themselves into trouble at the back – particularly for Derby’s opening goal.

Talking Point

The Bees look defensively frail without the injured Yoann Barbet – would a switch to a back four have helped in his absence?

Man of the Match

Rico Henry – a constant menace down the flank on his long-awaited return from injury and an assist to boot.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

John Brooks (Leicestershire) – appeared a little fussy in the opening exchanges but did well not to be deceived by Ashley Cole’s blatant penalty box dive in the second period.


With Brentford having little to play for, Griffin Park was slightly subdued, interspersed with murmurings of discontent throughout.


A bizarre and enthralling encounter with both sides culpable of poor defending which resulted in a fair point apiece.

Line Ups

Brentford 3-4-3

Daniels; Konsa, Jeanvier, Bech Sorensen; Dalsgaard, Sawyers, Mokotjo (Da Silva, 45), Henry (Odubajo, 62); Watkins (Canos, 77), Maupay, Benrahma

Subs not used:

Balcombe, Marcondes, Forss, Oksanen


Dalsgaard, Henry, Canos

Derby County 4-3-3

Roos; Bogle, Keogh, Tomori, Malone (Cole, 18); Holmes (Bryson, 74), Johnson, Mount; Lawrence, Waghorn (Bennett, 50), Wilson

Subs not used:

Carson, Wisdom, Nugent, Huddlestone


Bogle, Cole, Johnson, Lawrence, Tomori

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