Brentford 3-2 Bristol City, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Brentford 4-3-3



Bristol City 4-5-1

Half Time: 1 - 1 Griffin Park ( Attendance: NA )
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Brentford came from behind to beat Bristol City 3-2 at the Brentford Community Stadium and move up to second in the Championship table.

Bristol City took the lead as early as the third minute as Owura Edwards won a questionable free-kick in the final third, allowing Jack Hunt to play a great ball for Zak Vyner to poke home at the far post.

However, Sergi Canos found an equaliser on 27 minutes after Darren Bentley palmed Tariqe Fosu’s cross directly into the Brentford wideman’s path who finished into an open net. 

Although the rest of the first-half was devoid of any real chances, Brentford turned the game on its head soon after the interval, courtesy of top scorer Ivan Toney.

The forward put the Bees ahead on 50 minutes for his 20th of the season following Fosu’s excellent whipped ball into the box.

Ghoddos then added a third on 66 minutes with a volleyed second effort, and despite a late Robins goal from Nahki Wells, the Bees secured all three points.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Ivan Toney’s 20th goal of the season gave the Bees the lead after going down early on and they never looked back after that.

Moan of the Match

Another game, another goal conceded from a set piece – at the moment it seems to be Brentford’s only weakness.

Talking Point

Brentford have only lost two of the eight games when they have conceded first this season – just how crucial will these recoveries from losing positions prove to be?

Man of the Match

Sergi Canos – was at the heart of almost every meaningful attack for the Bees and even managed to get on the scoresheet.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Tim Robinson (West Sussex) – a horrific first-half and an average second for the man in the middle. When both sides leave the pitch frustrated with the decisions, you know it hasn’t been a good one.


Brentford did not need the loud voices of their fans to inspire their comeback, but they certainly would have been a welcome addition to the win.


The Bees once again turned the game on its head and pulled out another crucial victory with another solid performance.

Line Ups

Brentford 4-3-3

Raya; Dalsgaard, Pinnock, Bech Sorensen, Henry (Reid, 86); Ghoddos (Zamburek, 79), Janelt, Jensen; Fosu (Forss, 79), Toney (Roerslev, 88), Canos

Subs not used:

Daniels, Pressley, Stevens, Gilbert, Haygarth

Bristol City 4-5-1

Bentley; Hunt (Bakinson, 80), Kalas, Mawson, Mariappa; Semenyo, Nagy (Palmer, 72), Vyner, Massengo (Wells, 72), Edwards (Paterson,72); Diedhiou

Subs not used:

O’Leary, Moore, Pearson, Bell

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