Brentford 1-0 Luton Town, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Brentford 4-3-3



Luton Town 4-1-4-1

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

Brentford extended their unbeaten league run to 16 games as Saman Ghoddos’ goal proved the difference against Luton Town at the Brentford Community Stadium.

The Bees burst out of the traps quickly with Sergi Canos testing Luton keeper Simon Sluga early on before Ghoddos broke the deadlock in the 14th minute.

Ivan Toney’s smart play found Bryan Mbuemo down the wing before the forward received the ball back and whipped in an inviting cross for Ghoddos to head home. 

The second-half was much less one-sided as Luton went in search for an equaliser but Brentford’s centre-backs did well to limit the Hatters’ threat.

Jordan Clark had the best of Luton’s chances – his late effort dragging across the face of goal and moments later Ryan Tunnicliffe’s audacious flick was well saved by David Raya.

And in a chaotic end Toney was sent-off alongside Luton’s Tom Lockyer for an off-the-ball incident in stoppage time.

The result moves Brentford back up to third in the table, two points behind Swansea City but with a game in hand.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

David Raya’s fantastic save ten minutes from the end denied Ryan Tunnicliffe a goal of the season contender.

Moan of the Match

The two late sending-offs were a blight on the match, with both players being unnecessarily dismissed.

Talking Point

Saman Ghoddos scored his first league goal of the season – could this give him the confidence to go on a goalscoring run?

Man of the Match

Sergi Canos – was instrumental throughout and if Ivan Toney had been in better form up front Brentford would have won by a larger margin.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Stephen Martin (Staffordshire) – consistent and didn’t stand for any nonsense, including Bryan Mbuemo’s diving which the Frenchman was duly booked for.


Luton boss Nathan Jones did well to make up for the lack of fans in attendance, consistently barking out orders from the touchline.


Brentford will be extremely pleased they were able to hold out for this hard-fought win and extend their unbeaten league run.

Line Ups

Brentford 4-3-3

Raya; Dalsgaard, Pinnock, Bech Sorensen, Henry; Ghoddos (Zamburek, 83), Janelt, Jensen; Mbeumo (Fosu, 74), Toney, Canos (Forss, 74)

Subs not used:

Daniels, Goode, Dervisoglu, Roerslev, Stevens, Gilbert


Mbuemo, Toney

Sent Off


Luton Town 4-1-4-1

Sluga; Bree, Lockyer, Bradley, Potts (Naismith, 76); Mpanzu; Cornick, Berry (Tunnicliffe, 64) Dewsbury-Hall (Hylton, 89), Moncur (Clark, 64); Collins (LuaLua, 65)

Subs not used:

Shea, Pearson, Rea, Nombe



Sent Off


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