Rotherham United 0-2 Brentford, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Rotherham United 3-5-2



Brentford 4-3-3

Half Time: 0 - 0 New York Stadium ( Attendance: NA )
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Brentford secured their third consecutive league win with a hard-fought 2-0 win against Rotherham United at the New York Stadium.

It was a cagey first-half as Rotherham’s pressing proved problematic for Brentford meaning the Bees’ only clear chance came after ten minutes through Ethan Pinnock, who could only send his header over the bar. 

At the other end, David Raya was called into action on 41 minutes as Matt Crooks cut inside and whipped an effort towards the far corner only for the Brentford goalkeeper to be equal to it.

Brentford finally found the breakthrough on 58 minutes as Ivan Toney brought down Bryan Mbuemo’s deep cross and squared it to Marcus Forss, who made no mistake with the finish. 

And Toney sealed the win late on from the penalty spot after Sergi Canos was brought down in the box by Mickel Miller, who was subsequently sent-off with his second yellow of the match.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Marcus Forss’ goal opened the scoring for Brentford in a game where it was difficult to even carve out a half chance for the majority of it.

Moan of the Match

Rotherham spent half the game with their arms wrapped around Brentford players, stopping play with their incessant fouling.

Talking Point

Another win and another clean sheet for the Bees – have they finally hit their rhythm after what some considered a shaky start to the season?

Man of the Match

Ivan Toney – persistence exemplified by the front man who bagged himself a brilliant assist and a goal from the penalty.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Tim Robinson (West Sussex) – a relatively good match for the man in the middle, making all the right decisions at the crucial times.


With fans being allowed back into grounds from tomorrow, these soulless empty stadiums will hopefully see some real atmosphere at games again.


It was cagey at times, but the Bees managed to get the goals to grind out another important win.

Line Ups

Rotherham United 3-5-2

Blackman; Harding, Wood, MacDonald; Olosunde (Jozefzoon, 71), Lindsay (Vassell, 80), Wiles, Crooks, Mattock (Miller, 71); Smith, Ladapo (Hirst, 80)

Subs not used:

Johansson, Jones, Thompson, Clarke, Barlaser


Crooks, Wood, Miller, MacDonald

Sent Off


Brentford 4-3-3

Raya; Fosu, Jansson, Pinnock, Henry; Janelt, Jensen, Dasilva (Marcondes, 78); Forss (Ghoddos, 87), Toney (Pressley, 87), Mbuemo (Canos, 74)

Subs not used:

Daniels, Thompson, Sorenson, Hammar, Stevens

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