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


Brentford 4-3-3



Bristol City 3-4-1-2

Half Time: 0 - 0 Griffin Park ( Attendance: 11,433 (1,694) )
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Andreas Weimann’s late header denied Brentford all three points and first back-to-back wins of the season as Bristol City snatched a 1-1 draw at Griffin Park.

In a lively encounter, the hosts should have taken the lead in the 33rd minute as Rico Henry surged forward to find Ollie Watkins eight yards out, only for Bristol City keeper Daniel Bentley to be alert to the danger.

Just before the break the Robins were gifted a golden opportunity to open the scoring as Henry’s stray pass lead to David Raya keeping Kasey Palmer’s shot out and the scoreline level.

The second period saw Bentley react superbly to deny Brentford twice in two minutes, but he could do nothing about Josh Dasilva’s beautifully curling 64th minute effort to give the Bees the lead.

As Brentford pushed for a second, Bristol City stood resolute before Weimann popped up to head past Raya and give the away side a valuable point on the road.

Arguably a match of missed opportunities for both sides, it leaves Brentford 15th in the Championship table. 

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Raya asserting himself in the one-on-one situation with Palmer to keep the game goalless just before the interval.

Moan of the Match

City manager Lee Johnson will be frustrated with his side’s inability to close down Josh Dasilva for the opener – he was handed too much space and time to pick his spot. 

Talking Point

With an abundance of chances created but just the one goal, is the failure to be clinical going to cost Brentford over the course of the season?

Man of the Match

Daniel Bentley (Bristol City) – The former Bees keeper made some excellent saves and played a huge part in earning his new side a point.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Oliver Langford (West Midlands) – Allowed the two sides to play free-flowing, high tempo football although Jack Hunt was lucky to get away with a heavy push on Sergi Canos. 


The two sets of fans behind the goals were on form and high-spirited, warming up Griffin Park on a chilly night in West London. 


It feels like two points dropped from a Bees perspective after demonstrating serious attacking threat throughout the second half.

Line Ups

Brentford 4-3-3

Raya; Dalsgaard, Jeanvier, Jansson, Henry; Dasilva (Mbeumo, 89), Norgaard, Mokotjo (Jensen, 69); Canos (Pinnock, 83), Watkins, Benrahma

Subs not used:

Daniels, Karelis, Valencia, Clarke



Bristol City 3-4-1-2

Bentley; Moore (Eliasson, 46), Williams, Baker; Hunt, Brownhill, Massengo (O’Dowda, 74), Rowe; Palmer; Semenyo (Diedhiou, 46), Weimann

Subs not used:

Maenpaa, Wright, Watkins, Pereira



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