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


Brentford 4-3-3



Swansea City 3-4-3

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

Brentford drew 1-1 with Swansea City in an entertaining fixture at the Brentford Community Stadium.

It was end to end early on with the best chances falling to the Swans as Kyle Naughton’s volleyed effort and Andre Ayew’s thunderous strike were both brilliantly saved by Brentford keeper David Raya.

However, it was Brentford who opened the scoring in the 36th minute, Mathias Jensen’s low cross fired home by Ivan Toney via some excellent footwork from Bryan Mbuemo. 

A cagey second-half saw few clear-cut chances for either side despite Swansea dominating possession. 

Viktor Gyorkes fired wide from five yards out for the visitors while Henrik Dalsgaard saw his free header fly wildly over the bar at the other end.

The Swans eventually found an equaliser through Andre Ayew after Brentford failed to clear Matt Grimes’ low ball across the six yard box, allowing the Swansea forward to tuck home to set up a frantic final ten minutes. 

And a late Ayew goal seemed to give Swansea all three points, only for the linesman’s flag to go up to rule it out for outside and ensure Brentford claimed a point.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

David Raya’s two first-half saves from both Andre Ayew and Kyle Naughton ensured the game stayed level early on.

Moan of the Match

Too often Brentford struggled with their passing, failing to find a teammate and preventing any potential counter-attacks occurring.

Talking Point

It’s now ten goals in ten games for Ivan Toney – just how many will the new frontman score this year?

Man of the Match

David Raya – his great saves kept the Bees in the game and his distribution was top notch all night long.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Stephen Martin (Staffordshire) – lots of free-kicks for sometimes minimal contact, but overall had a decent game.


Two teams that desperately wanted three points created an excellent game of football to watch.


A brilliant match of football, but a disappointing one for the Bees as they again squandered a late lead in a big game.

Line Ups

Brentford 4-3-3

Raya; Dalsgaard, Goode, Pinnock, Henry; Marcondes (Janelt, 69), Jensen, Dasilva; Mbeumo (Forss, 84), Toney, Ghoddos (Canos, 62)

Subs not used:

Daniels, Thompson, Fosu, Stevens


Marcondes, Dalsgaard, Forss

Swansea City 3-4-3

Woodman; Naughton, Bennett, Guehi; Roberts, Fulton (Grimes, 60), Smith, Bidwell; Dhanda (Palmer, 61), Ayew, Lowe (Gyokeres, 69)

Subs not used:

Benda, Manning, Routledge, Latibeadiere

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