Brentford 1-3 Leicester City, FA Cup Fourth Round: report, ratings and verdict


Brentford 4-3-3



Leicester City 4-2-3-1

Half Time: 1 - 0 Griffin Park ( Attendance: NA )
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Brentford were knocked out of the FA Cup at the Fourth Round stage by Leicester City for a second successive season with a 3-1 defeat at the Brentford Community Stadium.

The Bees grabbed an early sixth minute lead as Mads Bech Sorensen was first to react to a corner that the Foxes failed to clear.

Leicester keeper Danny Ward then had to produce a good save on the stroke of half-time as Saman Ghoddos fired an excellent free-kick goalwards as Brentford continued to impress.

However, it took less than a minute after the restart for Leicester to find an equaliser as Cengiz Under curled an eight yard effort into the far corner after some great play from James Maddison.

Youri Tielemans then made it 2-1 five minutes later – dispatching a penalty into the bottom corner after a Tarique Fosu foul.

Those quick-fire goals completely shifted the momentum of the game with it put to bed as a contest on 71 minutes thanks to James Maddison, who capitalised on a spilled save from Luke Daniels to send Leicester into the next round.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Youri Tielemans’ penalty to give Leicester the lead completely turned the game on its head, seemingly taking the life out of Brentford.

Moan of the Match

Two goals in the first five minutes of the second half – Brentford came out flat and couldn’t handle the much-improved Leicester attack.

Talking Point

With no more cup competitions to think about, will this loss prove beneficial for Brentford as the Championship promotion race tightens up?

Man of the Match

Ethan Pinnock – the defender had a brilliant first-half, blocking every ball that came his way.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Michael Oliver (Northumberland) – had a relatively simple game, getting most decisions correct and rightly awarding a penalty for Leicester as well.


Another game against Premier League opponents for the Bees, and another game that fans had to miss. It really is a shame they are missing all these great fixtures.


A tale of two halves for Brentford – one brilliant, one flat as the Bees go out of the FA Cup at the Fourth Round to Leicester for a second successive year.

Line Ups

Brentford 4-3-3

Daniels; Roerslev, Pinnock, Bech Sorensen, Stevens; Janelt (Jensen, 64), Ghoddos (Gilbert, 79), Zamburek (Haygarth, 84); Canos (Pressley, 64), Forss, Fosu

Subs not used:

Raya, Henry, Dalsgaard, Gordon



Leicester City 4-2-3-1

Ward; Ricardo (Castagne, 70), Amartey, Soyuncu, Thomas; Mendy (Ndidi, 70), Tielemans; Under (Iheanacho, 76), Maddison, Barnes; Perez (Albrighton, 81)

Subs not used:

Jakupovic, Fofana, Evans, Justin, Choudhury

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