Brentford 0-0 Crystal Palace, Premier League: report, ratings and verdict


Brentford 3-5-2



Crystal Palace 4-3-3

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

Brentford’s losing streak ended with a goalless draw against fellow mid-table side Crystal Palace at the Brentford Community Stadium.

The Bees started the brighter with Bryan Mbeumo going close before VAR denied Brentford’s penalty claims for a handball by Marc Guehi as it was adjudged Christian Norgaard pushed the Palace player in the build-up.

Palace keeper Vicente Guaita then denied Mbeumo while at the other end Jordan Ayew blasted wide from close range after being put through by Odsonne Edouard.

The second-half saw the welcome return of Josh Dasilva from long-term injury with the midfielder producing a sumptuous cross that Yoane Wissa couldn’t connect with.

The rest of the game saw both sides fail to fashion any real chances of note, with a point apiece the fairest result in the end.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

VAR’s very soft call to deny Brentford a first-half penalty from Marc Guehi’s handball could have been the difference between one point and all three for the Bees.

Moan of the Match

Despite Brentford conjuring up enough chances, they once again failed to convert them meaning it was another frustrating afternoon in TW8.

Talking Point

Josh Dasilva’s return from injury was a welcome cameo – will he be fit enough to start next time out? 

Man of the Match

Matias Jensen – the Dane strutted his stuff in the middle of the park and was Brentford’s most creative outlet throughout.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Simon Hooper (Wiltshire) – in a game that had few fouls overall, the official dealt with the occasion and hostile crowd well.


The Brentford faithful came out in full voice as the side’s 12th man – unfortunately they saw their side fail to fully capitalise. 


A similar scenario with Brentford again failing to take their chances – it’s a huge two points dropped in a game they should’ve won.

Line Ups

Brentford 3-5-2

Raya; Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock; Canos (Baptiste, 86), Jensen, Norgaard, Janelt (Dasilva, 61), Henry; Mbeumo, Wissa (Ghoddos, 82)

Subs not used:

Fernandez, Lossl, Onyeka, Bech Sorensen, Roerslev, Stevens



Crystal Palace 4-3-3

Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Gallagher, Hughes (McArthur, 66), Schlupp; Ayew (Olise, 78), Edouard (Mateta, 72), Zaha

Subs not used:

Butland, Milivojevic, Tomkins, Eze, Clyne, Benteke

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