Reading 1-3 Brentford, Championship: report, ratings and verdict
Half Time: 1 - 1 Madejski Stadium ( Attendance: NA )
Brentford came from behind to grab a 3-1 win with two late goals against Reading to send them top of the Championship and extend their unbeaten run to 21 league matches.
Reading opened the scoring from the penalty spot after 24 minutes as Lucas Joao managed to squeeze the ball through the hands of David Raya after Henrik Dalsgaard was adjudged to have clipped Josh Laurent on the edge of the box as he wound up to shoot.
However, Josh Dasilva found the Brentford equaliser less than ten minutes later, making a charging run down the right and finishing with a lovely curled left foot effort.
The second-half did not have as many chances for either side, but Brentford found a second through Dasilva four minutes from time – Ivan Toney chesting down Mathias Jensen’s cross into the path of the midfielder, who fired a lightning bolt into the back of the net.
And Toney finished the game off two minutes later with an easy tap in to send the Bees to the top of the table on 57 points, two clear of second-placed Norwich City.
Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…
Josh Dasilva’s second goal of the night fired the Bees to their fourth straight come-from-behind win to send them top of the league.
Moan of the Match
The Bees gave the ball away too many times in the middle of the park, putting their back four under pressure.
Brentford are now unbeaten in 21 Championship games – just how long will this incredible run go on?
Man of the Match
Josh Dasilva – the best player on the pitch for the Bees, bossing the midfield and bagging himself two brilliant goals as well.
Tweet of the Match
Tony Harrington (Durham) – intriguing game from the official, who blew his whistle for some phantom fouls but failed to give some seemingly clear and obvious decisions for both sides.
The benches for both sides created plenty of noise to bring a competitive feel to this big game.
An incredible win for the Bees, who once again concede first but manage to grind out a huge victory over a strong Reading side.
Rafael; Yiadom, Morrison, McIntyre, Richards; Rinomhota, Laurent; Olise, Semedo (Aluko, 77), Ejaria (Holmes, 90+3); Joao
Subs not used:
Southwood, Esteves, Gibson, Tetek, Onen, Camara, Baldock
Raya; Dalsgaard, Pinnock, Bech Sorensen, Henry; Dasilva (Zamburek, 90+2), Janelt, Jensen (Forss, 90+2); Mbuemo (Canos, 64), Toney, Fosu (Ghoddos, 80)
Subs not used:
Daniels, Reid, Roerslev, Stevens, Gilbert