Hull City 1-5 Brentford, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Hull City 4-2-3-1



Brentford 4-3-3

Half Time: 1 - 2 KCOM Stadium ( Attendance: 10,034 )
1 min

Brentford bounced back after their mid-week defeat to Nottingham Forest with an impressive 5-1 victory over Hull City.

The Bees opened the scoring on 13 minutes, Said Benrhma curling a low, bouncing effort into the bottom corner.

And they doubled their advantage just seven minutes later, as the ball skewed off Reece Burke’s head and trickled into the back of the net for an own goal.

However, Hull were then gifted a 29th minute lifeline with one of the blunders of the season as Brentford keeper David Raya took his eye off the ball to let Ryan Tafazoli’s long pass through his legs.

But Brentford continued to dominate after the interval and quickly found a third in the 58th minute through the head of Ollie Watkins after a brilliant volleyed cross from Rico Henry.

Said Benrahma bagged his second goal of the day with a composed finish after Bryan Mbuemo’s cutback before finishing off his brilliant hat-trick with a tap in with four minutes remaining.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Rico Henry’s sensational volleyed cross to find the head of Ollie Watkins put the game to bed and gave the striker his 19th Championship goal of the season.

Moan of the Match

The set-pieces for both sides were poor, with countless free-kicks and corners overhit and impossible for either side to attack.

Talking Point

The Bees retained the services of their incredible front three as the January transfer window closed – can the BMW now drive Brentford all the way to the Premier League?

Man of the Match

Said Benrahma – bagged himself a hat-trick and was involved in another; Hull simply couldn’t control the brilliant Algerian.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Darren Bond (Lancashire) – A relatively smooth game for the official as he didn’t have much to do all afternoon.


The KCOM didn’t have much to cheer for, but the away fans kept bright and loud throughout as their side racked up the goals.


Benrahma, Watkins and Mbuemo once again showed why they’re the Championship’s deadliest front three as Brentford cruised to victory.

Line Ups

Hull City 4-2-3-1

Long; Lichaj, Burke, Tafazolli, Kingsley; Da Silva Lopes, Irvine (Kane, 67); Wilks (Maddison, 58), Honeyman; Lewis-Potter; Magennis (Eaves, 59)

Subs not used:

Ingram, Batty, McLoughlin, Balogh

Brentford 4-3-3

Raya; Dalsgaard, Jeanvier, Pinnock, Henry; Jensen, Norgaard, Dasilva (Marcondes, 72); Mbeumo (Valencia, 72), Watkins (Dervisoglu, 82), Benrahma

Subs not used:

Daniels, Yearwood, Racic, Roerslev



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