Preston North End 0-3 Brentford

Adam Forshaw

High-flying Brentford earned their ninth victory in 10 league games with a fine win at promotion rivals Preston.

Adam Forshaw's penalty put the Bees in front after Clayton Donaldson was brought down by keeper Declan Rudd and Marcello Trotta doubled the lead with a cool finish into the bottom corner.

Preston had the chance to pull a goal back after half-time but Joe Garner's penalty was well saved by David Button.

Sam Saunders then volleyed in George Saville's cross to seal the points.

The defeat means Simon Grayson's men drop to fifth in League One while Brentford, who have now kept seven clean sheets in their last eight matches, move to within a point of leaders Leyton Orient.

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Preston manager Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I'm disappointed that we lost the game and conceded three goals.

"I don't think there was too much in the game. They got the penalty decision and another goal straight after.

"I asked for a reaction from the players and we did say the next goal was going to be a big part in it. Unfortunately they got a third goal and that killed the game off."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient2113532444
2Wolves2113531944
3Brentford2113441443
4Peterborough2112361139
5Preston211083838
6Rotherham21984935
7Swindon2110381033
8Walsall21966533
9Bradford217951030
10Port Vale21939-330
11MK Dons20848428
12Crawley21687-426
13Coventry211056625
14Gillingham227411-925
15Colchester21597-724
16Carlisle21669-1224
17Shrewsbury21588-223
18Oldham206410-522
19Sheff Utd215610-921
20Tranmere215511-1520
21Stevenage215412-1319
22Notts County225314-918
23Crewe214611-2518
24Bristol City212109-716
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