League One
Preston0Brentford3

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.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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."

Line-ups

Preston

  • 23RuddBooked at 22mins
  • 7HumphreySubstituted forHumeat 69'minutes
  • 3Laird
  • 6Wright
  • 5Clarke
  • 4HuntingtonBooked at 36mins
  • 2KeaneSubstituted forHolmesat 45'minutes
  • 30BrownhillSubstituted forKilkennyat 45'minutes
  • 14GarnerBooked at 80mins
  • 9DaviesBooked at 32mins
  • 19Welsh

Substitutes

  • 1Stuckmann
  • 10Beavon
  • 11Holmes
  • 16Buchanan
  • 22King
  • 27Hume
  • 37Kilkenny

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 12McCormack
  • 24Bidwell
  • 8Douglas
  • 5Craig
  • 6Dean
  • 4Forshaw
  • 17SavilleSubstituted forReevesat 81'minutes
  • 29TrottaBooked at 59minsSubstituted forGriggat 65'minutes
  • 9Donaldson
  • 26K HarrisSubstituted forSaundersat 39'minutesBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 2O'Connor
  • 7Saunders
  • 10El Alagui
  • 11Grigg
  • 14Logan
  • 22Reeves
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
10,332

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 0, Brentford 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 0, Brentford 3.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

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

Attempt missed. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Paul Huntington.

Attempt blocked. William Grigg (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End).

Adam Forshaw (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Iain Hume (Preston North End).

Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Harlee Dean (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Sam Saunders (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

William Grigg (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).

Attempt missed. Jake Reeves (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Jake Reeves replaces George Saville.

Booking

Joe Garner (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Joe Garner (Preston North End) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Attempt saved. Bailey Wright (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

George Saville (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Iain Hume (Preston North End).

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Lee Holmes (Preston North End) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Preston North End 0, Brentford 3. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Saville with a cross.

Foul by Lee Holmes (Preston North End).

Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Adam Forshaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Iain Hume replaces Chris Humphrey.

Attempt saved. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. William Grigg replaces Marcello Trotta.

Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).

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

Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient21135345212444
2Wolves21135335161944
3Brentford21134433191443
4Peterborough21123632211139
5Preston2110833022838
6Rotherham219843627935
7Swindon21103837271033
8Walsall219662318533
9Bradford2179534241030
10Port Vale219393033-330
11MK Dons208483329428
12Crawley216872428-426
13Coventry2110564438625
14Gillingham2274112938-925
15Colchester215972330-724
16Carlisle216692335-1224
17Shrewsbury215882224-223
18Oldham2064102328-522
19Sheff Utd2156101827-921
20Tranmere2155112540-1520
21Stevenage2154122134-1319
22Notts County2253142635-918
23Crewe2146111843-2518
24Bristol City2121092835-716
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