Brentford 0-0 Derby County, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Brentford 4-3-3



Derby County 4-2-3-1

Half Time: 0 - 0 Griffin Park ( Attendance: 2,000 )
1 min

Brentford and Derby County played out a goalless draw at the Brentford Community Stadium on a frustrating evening for both sides.

The Bees dominated possession without really threatening in the opening period – the only chance of note seeing Vitaly Janelt unleash a 30 yard strike which missed the top left corner by a matter of inches.

The second-half followed suit with a smart corner routine seeing the ball fall to Ivan Toney, whose backheel attempt lacked any real venom to cause Derby keeper David Marshall problems.

Toney then turned provider in the 58th minute, knocking down a long ball into the path of Bryan Mbeumo, only for the Frenchman’s half volley to slam onto the crossbar with the goal at his mercy.

The following 15 minutes saw both sides presented with their best opportunities – Derby’s Kamil Jozwiak drilling an effort through a crowd of bodies but into the post before Josh Dasilva clipped the crossbar from close range. 

In the end it finished a point apiece in a match where both sides lacked a distinct cutting edge.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Bryan Mbuemo’s incredible miss just before the hour mark felt another knock to his already wavering confidence.

Moan of the Match

Brentford hit the crossbar twice and both from point blank range – they will quickly need to rediscover their cutting edge if they are to mount another Premier League promotion push this term.

Talking Point

Thomas Frank rotated his side due to the congested fixture list, but should he have brought Marcus Forss on earlier than the 83rd minute mark?

Man of the Match

Vitaly Janelt – a strong box to box performance, with some crucial interceptions at the right moments.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

David Webb (Lancashire) – frustrated both sides by waving away penalty shouts, but was firm in his decisions.


Incredible noise for just 2,000 fans and a capacity stadium would certainly be a sight to behold.


This was definitely a case of two points lost rather than one gained for Brentford but on a more positive note, the undefeated run continues.

Line Ups

Brentford 4-3-3

Raya; Dalsgaard, Jansson, Bech Sorensen, Henry; Marcondes (Jensen, 74), Janelt (Ghoddos, 83), Dasilva; Mbuemo (Fosu, 74), Toney, Canos (Forss, 83)

Subs not used:

Daniels, Thompson, Pressley, Stevens, Pinnock


Dalsgaard, Dasilva

Derby County 4-2-3-1

Marshall; Wisdom, Davies (MacDonald, 65), Clarke, Forsyth; Bielik, Shinnie; Holmes (Lawrence, 46), Knight, Jozwiak (Whittaker, 90+3) ; Kazim-Richards (Waghorn, 86)

Subs not used:

Roos, Buchanan, Stretton, Bird, Ibe



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