Brentford 3-1 QPR, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Brentford 4-3-3



QPR 4-2-3-1

Half Time: 3 - 0 Griffin Park ( Attendance: 12,324 (1,646) )
1 min

A ruthless first-half display from Brentford silenced Queens Park Rangers as the hosts ran out comfortable 3-1 winners in the West London derby. 

The Bees’ rapid front three all got their names on the scoresheet in a dominant display to earn Thomas Frank’s side a sixth consecutive league victory at Griffin Park. 

After a competitive opening exchange, Mathias Jensen’s intelligent free-kick caught the Hoops off-guard, leaving an unmarked Said Benrahma to open the scoring after 18 minutes.

The Bees continued to ramp up the pressure and were duly rewarded moments later when Bryan Mbeumo forced Geoff Cameron into error to flick past Joe Lumley for their second.

And it was an 18th goal of the season for Ollie Watkins, from another set-piece, as the forward headed in at the far post to cap off a show-stopping opening 45 minutes for the hosts. 

Link-up play from Bright Osayi-Samuel and Nahki Wells saw the latter restore hope on the hour mark, before Ebere Eze missed a golden chance to put the game back into contention. 

The result cements Brentford’s third place in the table as they close the gap on the top two to six points, whilst QPR remain 15th.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Geoff Cameron’s skewed header allowed Bryan Mbeumo a chance to pounce with Brentford’s second goal in the space of four minutes a killer for QPR’s hopes.

Moan of the Match

As rapid and incisive as Brentford were, QPR will have to learn how to defend set-pieces much better to stand any chance of getting results.

Talking Point

Brentford look like a force to be reckoned with – just how far can Thomas Frank’s team go?

Man of the Match

Said Benrahma – scored the opening goal, created chances and terrorised the Hoops all afternoon.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

John Brooks (Leicestershire) – Opted to assert himself at every opportunity giving free-kicks left, right and centre which was slightly frustrating considering the derby occasion.


A high noise intensity that can only be found in certain local derbies which created a special feeling in a grand old stadium.


Brentford are continuing to show a consistent flow of form and possessed too much quality that was simply too much for QPR to contain.

Line Ups

Brentford 4-3-3

Raya; Dalsgaard, Jansson, Pinnock, Henry; Jensen (Mokotjo, 75), Norgaard, Dasilva (Marcondes, 87); Mbeumo (Valencia, 81), Watkins, Benrahma

Subs not used:

Daniels, Thompson, Jeanvier, Zamburek

QPR 4-2-3-1

Lumley; Kane, Hall, Cameron, Manning; Ball (Masterson, 46), Amos; Osayi-Samuel, Eze, Chair (Shodipo, 81); Wells (Hugill, 71)

Subs not used:

Kelly, Wallace, Pugh, Scowen


Hall, Kane, Cameron, Manning, Osayi-Samuel

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