Watford 1-1 Brentford, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Watford 4-2-3-1



Brentford 4-3-3

Half Time: 0 - 0 Vicarage Road ( Attendance: 2,000 )
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Brentford battled back against the odds to grab a point against Watford in a hectic, entertaining 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road.

Although the Bees dominated possession in the opening period, both sides had excellent chances to open the scoring. 

Ismalia Sarr’s effort from seven yards was easily saved by Brentford keeper David Raya on 15 minutes, while at the other end Ivan Toney’s soaring header flew wide of the post three minutes later. 

Watford started brighter after the interval and won a 60th minute penalty after a coming together between Sarr and Ethan Pinnock – the Brentford man subsequently sent-off with Troy Deeney making no mistake from the spot.

However, Brentford responded three minutes later by winning a penalty of their own as Watford’s Christian Kabasele handled the ball in the area with Toney duly converting.

Watford then had the ball in the back of the net through Stipe Perica late on, but it was ruled out for offside with replays showing the goal clearly should have stood.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Ethan Pinnock’s red card and the subsequent penalty changed the landscape of the game and put Brentford on the back foot.

Moan of the Match

A horrific decision to send Ethan Pinnock off put Brentford at a massive disadvantage with a double jeopardy of having a penalty against them as well as a dismissal.

Talking Point

Brentford grabbed a point from a losing position with just ten men. Despite dropping points, is this one of their more impressive performances of the year?

Man of the Match

Ivan Toney – another superb performance for the Brentford front man and another goal to add to his impressive tally.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

James Linington (Isle of Wight) – completely lost the plot after inexplicably sending Ethan Pinnock off for a simple tangle of legs.


The Watford fans were vocal in their displeasure in the first-half, and urged their side forward in the second. It was nice to hear some proper cheers and jeers once again.


Brentford fought hard for their point, despite some huge decisions not going their way and this result might be crucial come the end of the season.

Line Ups

Watford 4-2-3-1

Foster; Ngakia (Gray, 86), Troost-Ekong, Kabasele, Femenia; Chalobah (Capoue, 66), Cleverley; Sarr, Garner (Perica, 73), Sema; Deeney

Subs not used:

Bachmann, Parkes, Wilmot, Navarro, Masina, Phillips


Kabasele, Deeney, Sarr, Troost-Ekong

Brentford 4-3-3

Raya; Dalsgaard, Pinnock, Bech Sorensen, Henry; Dasilva (Marcondes, 82), Janelt, Jensen; Mbuemo (Forss, 70), Toney, Canos (Goode, 61)

Subs not used:

Daniels, Thompson, Ghoddos, Fosu, Pressley, Stevens

Sent Off


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