Coventry City 2-0 Brentford, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Coventry City 3-4-1-2



Brentford 4-3-3

Half Time: 1 - 0 St. Andrew's ( Attendance: NA )
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Brentford’s automatic Championship promotion hopes were dealt a further blow with a lacklustre 2-0 defeat to Coventry City at St. Andrew’s. 

The hosts punished Brentford’s slow start after 19 minutes as Max Biamou drew contact from Rico Henry in the box to be awarded a penalty. 

And although David Raya felt he should have saved it, Tyler Walker’s spot-kick snuck in to give the Sky Blues the lead.

Callum O’Hare nearly doubled Coventry’s advantage with a powerful volleyed effort, but an incredible reflex save from Raya kept the Bees in the game at the interval.

However, the second-half wasn’t much better for Brentford as Coventry added a second on 54 minutes when Walker made Raya give the ball away from a free-kick to double Coventry’s advantage.

The Bees offered little in response with the closest effort coming from Henrik Dalsgaard whose half-chance flashed across the face of the goal and harmlessly out for a goal-kick.

This third consecutive Championship defeat now means Brentford sit level with Watford on 57 points but only one point above Swansea City who have three games in hand. 

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Tyler Walker’s brilliant goal on the swivel to make it two for Coventry sealed the game against a lethargic looking Brentford side.

Moan of the Match

Brentford were sloppy, lacking ambition and giving the ball away too many times, and, quite frankly, were incredibly poor.

Talking Point

Three losses in a row for the Bees have put a massive dent in their automatic promotion hopes – how will they turn it around?

Man of the Match

Tyler Walker – the Coventry man grabbed a well-earned brace, the second one was extremely well taken to stun the Bees.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Stephen Martin (Staffordshire) – nothing wrong with any of his decisions at all, the biggest issue was his shirt in the first-half was too similar to Coventry’s.


If any Brentford fans were in the stadium, there would have been no cheers after this performance, only jeers.


Coventry may have been excellent, but this was Brentford’s worst performance of the season by a large margin.

Line Ups

Coventry City 3-4-1-2

Wilson; Ostigard, McFadzean, Hyam; Da Costa (Pask, 78), Hamer (Sheaf, 73), Kelly (James, 61), McCallum; O'Hare; Walker (Bakayoko, 78), Biamou (Gyokeres, 61)

Subs not used:

Marosi, Rose, Allen, Shipley


Hyam, O’Hare

Brentford 4-3-3

Raya; Roerslev (Dalsgaard, 58), Pinnock, Bech Sorensen, Henry (Reid, 65); Jensen, Janelt, Ghoddos (Dasilva, 58); Mbuemo (Fosu, 58), Forss, Canos

Subs not used:

Daniels, Zamburek, Pressley, Gilbert, Bidstrup

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