Brentford 1-1 Hull City, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Brentford 3-4-3



Hull City 4-1-4-1

Half Time: 0 - 0 Griffin Park ( Attendance: 11,000 (955) )
1 min

Brentford are still searching for their first home win of the season after a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Hull City.

In a first-half of few chances, Brentford keeper David Raya was forced to tip Kevin Stewart’s effort over the bar while Bryan Mbeumo glanced Henrik Dalsgaard’s cross wide at the other end.

Mbeumo then combined well with Ollie Watkins early in the second period, only to see the latter’s effort drag across the face of goal.

However, it was Hull who broke the deadlock– an unmarked Jarrod Bowen rifling home from a corner in the 53rd minute.

Brentford could have fallen further behind minutes later with last ditch defending denying Bowen, Stewart and Kamil Grosicki before Tom Eaves’ eventual shot was saved by Raya.

The Bees rallied and Sergi Canos was inches away with an effort before turning provider for Olli Watkins to poke home from six-yards to make it 1-1 (72). 

A minute late Hull keeper George Long denied the forward a second with the final 10 minutes seeing a flurry of chances. 

Hull’s Grosicki hit the outside of the post from a free-kick; Brentford’s Julian Jeanvier nodded an effort wide while the Bees also had a late penalty claim waved away.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Brentford’s stoppage time penalty claims looked valid, and could have changed the whole complexion of the encounter.

Moan of the Match

For large periods of the game Brentford were sloppy in possession – too slow and static with passes misplaced or frustratingly played backwards.

Talking Point

With all the transfer activity this summer, Brentford are still a work in progress – but you still have to ask, where are the goals going to come from this season?

Man of the Match

Bryan Mbeumo – the winger showed flashes of what he could do for the Bees this season after signing from Troyes in the summer.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Darren England (South Yorkshire) – Never got a handle on the game, often too passive in his decision-making rather than being pro-active in making the big calls.


At times the home side were left exasperated by Brentford’s sloppy play while Hull City’s away support were vocal throughout.


Not the free-flowing football the Griffin Park faithful were used to last season and it is clear it will take time for this Bees side to gel.

Line Ups

Brentford 3-4-3

Raya; Jeanvier, Jansson, Racic (Benrahma, 70); Dalsgaard, Jensen, Norgaard (Da Silva, 71), Henry; Canos, Watkins, Mbeumo (Forss, 82)

Subs not used:

Daniels, Thompson, Mokotjo, Marcondes



Hull City 4-1-4-1

Long; Lichaj (Da Silva Lopes, 46), Burke, De Wijs, Kingsley; Stewart; Bowen, Honeyman (Batty, 69), Irvine, Grosicki; Eaves (Magennis, 73)

Subs not used:

Ingram, Tafazoli, Toral, Bowler



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