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Brentford 3-1 Bristol City

Marcello Trotta

Brentford beat struggling Bristol City to stay top of League One.

Aden Flint sliced the ball into his own net to give the hosts the lead but ex-Bees defender Karleigh Osborne levelled immediately with a 25-yard drive.

Brentford restored their advantage when keeper Elliot Parish failed to keep out Alan Judge's shot and Marcello Trotta made it 3-1 with a low finish.

After an entertaining first half, the game petered out and Brentford eased to their 11th consecutive home win.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Post-match: Bristol City's Steve Cotterill

"it was disappointing. We weren't good enough and they were better than us.

"It was a good bench mark. I felt as though they were first to the ball over the 90 minutes.

"We've given away two sloppy goals - they ran past us too easily, but that's why they are at the top of the table.

"We didn't have enough bodies out there tonight and if you don't have that, you're not going to get a draw or a win."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 14LoganBooked at 63mins
  • 24Bidwell
  • 8Douglas
  • 2O'Connor
  • 5Craig
  • 17Saville
  • 12McCormackSubstituted forReevesat 70'minutes
  • 29TrottaSubstituted forAkpomat 74'minutes
  • 9Donaldson
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forGriggat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 11Grigg
  • 15Dallas
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 22Reeves
  • 23Akpom
  • 28Yennaris

Bristol City

  • 13Parish
  • 18El-Abd
  • 3Williams
  • 34GillettBooked at 3mins
  • 5Flint
  • 35OsborneSubstituted forMoloneyat 14'minutes
  • 21PackSubstituted forElliottat 45'minutesBooked at 54mins
  • 25Elliott
  • 23Barnett
  • 9BaldockSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 64'minutes
  • 17CunninghamBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Moloney
  • 8Elliott
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 14Reid
  • 15Bryan
  • 27Burns
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
6,517

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home19
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 3, Bristol City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Bristol City 1.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

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

Foul by Marvin Elliott (Bristol City).

Attempt missed. Jake Reeves (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

William Grigg (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

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

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

Foul by Brendan Moloney (Bristol City).

Booking

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Greg Cunningham (Bristol City).

Hand ball by Chuba Akpom (Brentford).

Attempt missed. Jake Reeves (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jake Reeves (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

Shaleum Logan (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Greg Cunningham (Bristol City).

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

Adam El-Abd (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. William Grigg replaces Alan Judge.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Chuba Akpom replaces Marcello Trotta.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Jake Reeves replaces Alan McCormack.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Sam Baldock.

Booking

Shaleum Logan (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Shaleum Logan (Brentford).

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Shaleum Logan (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Shaleum Logan (Brentford).

Simon Gillett (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Shaleum Logan (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brentford2819542462
2Leyton Orient2718633460
3Wolves2817742758
4Preston2713104949
5Rotherham2813961248
6Walsall29121071046
7Peterborough2814311845
8Swindon2812511841
9Port Vale2612311-239
10MK Dons2710611036
11Coventry271287834
12Bradford277137634
13Colchester268108134
14Gillingham289514-1132
15Crawley257108-531
16Oldham288614-930
17Carlisle278613-1630
18Tranmere287714-1928
19Notts County298318-1127
20Crewe287615-2727
21Sheff Utd266812-926
22Shrewsbury286814-1126
23Bristol City2741211-724
24Stevenage266416-2022
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