Brentford 1-0 West Bromwich Albion, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Brentford 4-3-3



West Bromwich Albion 4-2-3-1

Half Time: 1 - 0 Griffin Park ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

Brentford picked up a crucial three points with a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion at Griffin Park to reduce the gap between them and the top two to just five points.

The Bees opened the scoring in the 16th minute with the first chance of the game with Ollie Watkins tapping in Josh Dasilva’s deflected cross for his 23rd of the season, following an excellent team move.

West Brom created little in the opening 45 minutes with the only shot on target coming after 28 minutes, courtesy of a Grady Diangana free-kick that Brentford keeper David Raya held easily. 

It was a brighter start to the second period for the Baggies as they controlled possession, leading to a Kenneth Zohore effort from 20 yards that blasted against the bar on 52 minutes. 

Dasilva probably should have scored against the run of play but he dragged his shot wide while Ethan Pinnock prevented a great chance from Diangana with an excellent last-ditch tackle.

The result means Brentford climb above Fulham to third with West Brom remaining top on goal difference from Leeds United.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Ollie Watkins was once again in the right place at the right time, finishing off a low cross to secure all three points.

Moan of the Match

The drinks break came at inopportune moments for both Brentford in the first-half and West Brom in the second period.

Talking Point

With Brentford now just five points off the top two, will the Bees dare to dream of automatic promotion?

Man of the Match

Ethan Pinnock – another outstanding performance, making some great tackles and helping secure another Brentford clean sheet.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Keith Stroud (Hampshire) – both sides felt hard done by some of his decisions, but for the most part got everything right and kept control of a high-intensity match.


While football purists may find it interesting to hear all the natural sounds, football is all about the fans and it will never quite be the same until the return of spectators.


This week has arguably been a season-defining one for Brentford, securing another crucial three points following the impressive showing at Fulham.

Line Ups

Brentford 4-3-3

Raya; Dalsgaard, Jansson, Pinnock, Henry; Marcondes (Baptiste, 70), Norgaard, Dasilva (Mokotjo, 83); Fosu (Mbuemo, 70), Watkins, Benrahma

Subs not used:

Daniels, Valencia, Dervisoglu, Jeanvier, Roerslev


Norgaard, Marcondes

West Bromwich Albion 4-2-3-1

Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, Hegazi, Gibbs; Sawyers, Livermore (Harper, 66); Phillips (Krovinovic, 46), Diangana (Robinson, 79), Pereira (Edwards, 90); Robson-Kanu (Zohore, 45)

Subs not used:

Bond, O'Shea, Bartley, Austin



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