Brentford 1-1 Nottingham Forest, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Brentford 4-3-3



Nottingham Forest 4-2-3-1

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

Brentford once again dropped points from a winning position with a 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest at the Brentford Community Stadium.

The game started brightly for the Bees, taking the lead in the 12th minute through Ivan Toney’s penalty after the forward was fouled from a Bryan Mbuemo corner. 

Vitaly Janelt could have doubled the advantage soon after, only to see his effort come careening back off the post to Henrik Dalsgaard who couldn’t react quick enough to turn the rebound goalwards.

And Brentford were made to rue their missed chances in the second period after a much-improved Forest showing with the visitors equalising in the 63rd minute.

Winston Reid failed to fully clear Lewis Grabban’s teasing cross with the ball falling at the feet of Filip Krovinovic to fire home from twelve yards out. 

Brentford pushed for a winner, but missed chances from Saman Ghoddos and Tarique Fosu meant the Bees walked away with just a point against a struggling Nottingham Forest.

The result means Brentford remain fourth in the table, unable to make up any ground on fellow promotion rivals Swansea City and Watford.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Filip Krovinovic’s equaliser took the wind out of Brentford’s sails, and the Bees were never able to recover to find a winner.

Moan of the Match

Once again the Bees were wasteful in front of goal with multiple opportunities going begging and ultimately costing them.

Talking Point

That’s now two games on the bounce Brentford have dropped points from winning positions – is there a problem with ‘game management’ and just how costly could they be?

Man of the Match

Ivan Toney – bagged his 28th goal of the campaign and did some excellent work in the build-up play and off set-pieces.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Graham Scott (Oxfordshire) – an excellent first-half from the official, but he missed a few big calls after the interval, most notably a foul on Mathias Jensen in the build-up to Forest’s goal.


You get the feeling the Bees really need some fan support in the stadium to help reignite the fire in this Brentford side.


It’s the same old story as missed chances and poor goals conceded led to more dropped points for the Bees in a match they really should have won.

Line Ups

Brentford 4-3-3

Raya; Dalsgaard, Jansson, Reid, Bech Sorensen; Jensen (Marcondes, 86), Norgaard, Janelt (Ghoddos, 70); Mbuemo (Fosu, 77), Toney, Canos (Forss, 86)

Subs not used:

Daniels, Pinnock, Roerslev, Zamburek, Bidstrup


Dalsgaard, Janelt, Marcondes

Nottingham Forest 4-2-3-1

Samba; Christie, Figueiredo, McKenna, Bong (Ribiero, 66); Cafu, Garner; Ameobi, Krovinovic, Mighten; Grabban (Murray, 81)

Subs not used:

Smith, Mbe Soh, Colback, Freeman, Yates, Knockaert, Taylor


Mighten, Cafu, Ameobi, Figueiredo

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