League One leaders Brentford earned victory over Peterborough after goals from Adam Forshaw, Sam Saunders and Clayton Donaldson sealed the points.

Forshaw converted from the penalty spot after keeper Robert Olejnik brought down Saunders just inside the area.

Donaldson hit the post before Jack Payne's shot looped in off the bar.

Saunders rifled home from outside the box for 2-1 and Forshaw saw a second-half penalty saved before Donaldson's close-range effort sealed the win.

With Leyton Orient not in action and Wolves only drawing at Tranmere, the Bees - who have take 37 points from a possible 39 - have a three-point lead at the top of the table.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Peterborough United

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 31 Little (Vassell - 76' )
  • 03 Ntlhe
  • 08 Payne
  • 04 Brisley
  • 06 Bostwick
  • 07 Swanson (McCann - 64' )
  • 15 Anderson
  • 21 Ajose (Jeffers - 59' )
  • 09 Assombalonga
  • 17 Newell

Substitutes

  • 11 McCann
  • 12 Vassell
  • 13 Day
  • 20 Knight-Percival
  • 25 Grant
  • 32 Conlon
  • 36 Jeffers

Brentford

  • 27 Button
  • 04 Forshaw
  • 24 Bidwell Booked
  • 12 McCormack
  • 05 Craig
  • 06 Dean
  • 07 Saunders (Dallas - 59' )
  • 22 Reeves Booked (Logan - 76' )
  • 29 Trotta
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 08 Douglas (Diagouraga - 41' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 01 Lee
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 10 El Alagui
  • 14 Logan
  • 15 Dallas
  • 19 Fillo
  • 20 Diagouraga
Ref: Andy Madley
Att: 6,343

Match Stats

Shots

7 11

On target

2 7

Corners

1 7

Fouls

7 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Brentford 3.

90:00 +5:25 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Brentford 3.

90:00 +5:18

Attempt missed. Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

90:00 +2:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 1, Brentford 3. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stuart Dallas.

90:00 +1:01

Attempt saved. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

89:39

Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:39

Foul by Shaleum Logan (Brentford).

86:51

Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

84:05

Foul by Shaun Jeffers (Peterborough United).

84:05

Tony Craig (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Shaleum Logan replaces Jake Reeves.

75:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Kyle Vassell replaces Mark Little.

74:57

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

74:21

Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

73:03

Attempt saved. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

72:22

Shaun Jeffers (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

72:22

Foul by Jake Reeves (Brentford).

70:53

Attempt saved. Marcello Trotta (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

68:20

Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:20

Foul by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).

67:00

Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

66:58

Foul by Stuart Dallas (Brentford).

63:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Grant McCann replaces Danny Swanson.

60:51 Booking

Booking Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

60:17

Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:17

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford).

58:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Stuart Dallas replaces Sam Saunders.

58:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Shaun Jeffers replaces Nicholas Ajose.

57:00

Joe Newell (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:58

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford).

56:00

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:58

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).

54:08 Booking

Booking Jake Bidwell (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

54:01

Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).

54:01

Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:29

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

50:29

Tony Craig (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:54 Booking

Booking Jake Reeves (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

49:51

Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:51

Foul by Jake Reeves (Brentford).

48:40

Joe Newell (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:38

Foul by Jake Reeves (Brentford).

47:55

Attempt missed. Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

47:30

Penalty saved! Adam Forshaw (Brentford) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

47:00

Penalty Brentford. Clayton Donaldson draws a foul in the penalty area.

46:54

Penalty conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) after a foul in the penalty area.

46:00

Attempt missed. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Peterborough United 1, Brentford 2.

45:00 +2:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Brentford 2.

43:08

Foul by Jake Reeves (Brentford).

43:08

Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

41:09

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

40:42

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Joe Newell.

40:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Toumani Diagouraga replaces Jonathan Douglas because of an injury.

39:45

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

38:49

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

36:14

Attempt missed. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

35:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 1, Brentford 2. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

34:24

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

34:24

Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 1, Brentford 1. Jack Payne (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

31:37

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Sean Brisley.

30:02

Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

29:34

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

19:56

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) hits the right post with a right footed shot from very close range.

17:54

Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

16:50

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

16:50

Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:30

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

16:30

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 0, Brentford 1. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

14:07

Penalty Brentford. Sam Saunders draws a foul in the penalty area.

14:07

Penalty conceded by Robert Olejnik (Peterborough United) after a foul in the penalty area.

13:17

Tony Craig (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:17

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

12:38

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

12:38

Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:59

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Sean Brisley.

11:18

Jake Reeves (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

11:18

Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough United).

2:10

Attempt missed. Nicholas Ajose (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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