Brentford 1-1 Leeds United, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Brentford 4-3-3



Leeds United 4-1-4-1

Half Time: 1 - 1 Griffin Park ( Attendance: 12,294 (1,602) )
1 min

Brentford were forced to settle for a point after playing out a 1-1 draw against fellow promotion rivals Leeds United at Griffin Park.

In tight early exchanges, the first major opportunity fell to the Bees as Christian Norgaard saw a strike go inches wide in the 24th minute.

However, a minute later they were gifted an opener as Leeds stopper Kiko Casilla scuffed an easy clearance to allow Said Benrahma to slot home into an empty net.

But Leeds restored parity 13 minutes later as Brentford keeper David Raya failed to deal with a corner with the ball dropping kindly to Liam Cooper to level.

The start of the second-half saw chances for both sides with Rico Henry stopping a Leeds counter before the subsequent clearance almost caught out Casilla once again, with the Spaniard this time able to gather.

Leeds began to turn the screw as the game progressed but came up against a resolute Brentford backline with the result leaving the Play-Off picture still finely poised.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Kiko Casilla’s mistake ultimately proved costly in an already too close for comfort promotion race for Leeds United.

Moan of the Match

Brentford took the lead by pressuring the Leeds keeper – so it was frustrating they did not maintain the same high press for the whole game.

Talking Point

Josh Dasilva was forced off with an injury early in the second-half – just how big a blow will a spell on the sidelines be for Brentford’s promotion push?

Man of the Match

Jean Jeanvier – a commanding performance throughout, often in the right place to put in the crucial challenges at the right moment.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Robert Jones (Merseyside) – frustrated both sets of fans with inconsistent decision-making on what warranted a foul or not.


A historic final fixture between these two sides at Griffin Park, both sets of fans were in full voice throughout.


A win for either side would have been massive in the promotion race, instead it remains how it was before kick-off – all to play for and too close to call.

Line Ups

Brentford 4-3-3

Raya; Dalsgaard, Jeanvier, Pinnock, Henry; Jensen (Fosu-Henry, 89), Norgaard, Dasilva (Marcondes, 63); Mbeumo (Baptiste, 89), Watkins, Benrahma

Subs not used:

Daniels, Valencia, Racic, Roerslev

Leeds United 4-1-4-1

Casilla; Ayling, White, Cooper, Dallas; Phillips; Costa, Klich, Hernandez, Harrison; Bamford (Augustin,76)

Subs not used:

Meslier, Stevens, Douglas, Alioski, Shackleton, Berardi

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