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Brentford 3-1 Reading

Jota
Jota scored his second of the season for Brentford since signing in the summer from Celta Vigo.

Goals from Jota, Alex Pritchard and Jonathan Douglas helped Brentford move up to 10th in the Championship with an impressive victory over Reading.

Jota put the hosts ahead as he latched onto Alan McCormack's cross to fire home his second of the season.

Brentford managed to double their lead when Andre Gray slipped and the ball fell to Pritchard who tapped home.

Simon Cox pulled one back from close range after the break before Douglas nodded a third from Pritchard's corner.

The Bees were almost ahead after just 90 seconds when Alan Judge hit the post following a creative run into the penalty area.

Nick Blackman had the chance to put Reading in front just moments later but saw his shot blocked by goalkeeper David Button.

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Warburton on Brentford v Reading

Spaniard Jota, who was signed from Celta Vigo in the summer, ensured that the hosts' early pressure was rewarded.

McCormack's cross got the better of Royals defender Michael Hector and the ball dropped kindly for Jota, who tapped home from close range.

Blackman twice came close to equalising, heading Jordan Obita's cross over the crossbar before curling another effort narrowly wide.

The home side looked comfortable in the second half as they dealt with some late pressure from the visitors.

Glenn Murray headed over before Button parried away Jamie Mackie's effort but Brentford wrapped up three points and moved above Reading in the table thanks to Douglas's late header.

Brentford manager Mark Warburton: "Reading are a very good team with a lot of quality. To a man defensively, we were immense. It's a very pleasing result.

"We could have taken better care of the ball - but if we're looking for criticism after beating Reading 3-1 then we're very happy."

Reading manager Nigel Adkins: "We had the momentum with us but unfortunately the third goal gave Brentford the winning edge.

"Was it a foul? The ref hasn't given it but nine-and-three-quarter times out of 10 the ref would have given it.

"But every game you can question something, but we have to think about our own performance. The two goals we conceded in the first half were of our own doing."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 12McCormack
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 5CraigBooked at 87mins
  • 3Bidwell
  • 8Douglas
  • 10Odubajo
  • 18Judge
  • 21PritchardSubstituted forToralat 84'minutes
  • 23JotaSubstituted forDiagouragaat 66'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 19GraySubstituted forProschwitzat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Dean
  • 14Tebar
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Toral
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 22Alves Coelho
  • 39Proschwitz

Reading

  • 1Federici
  • 2Gunter
  • 15Hector
  • 5Pearce
  • 11Obita
  • 22Blackman
  • 28KuhlBooked at 74minsSubstituted forPogrebnyakat 79'minutes
  • 6Norwood
  • 9Robson-KanuSubstituted forMackieat 45'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 17EdwardsSubstituted forCoxat 45'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 20Murray

Substitutes

  • 7Pogrebnyak
  • 10Cox
  • 19Mackie
  • 25Taylor
  • 31Andersen
  • 32Long
  • 35Cooper
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
10,776

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamReading
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home12
Away18
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away15
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 3, Reading 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Reading 1.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Toumani Diagouraga.

Michael Hector (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nick Proschwitz (Brentford).

Attempt missed. Nick Blackman (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Nick Proschwitz (Brentford) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alan Judge with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jordan Obita (Reading).

Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jordan Obita (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Jon-Miquel Toral.

Booking

Tony Craig (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jamie Mackie (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tony Craig (Brentford).

Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Nick Blackman.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

Attempt saved. Jordan Obita (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Jon-Miquel Toral replaces Alex Pritchard.

Booking

Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jamie Mackie (Reading) is shown the yellow card.

Jamie Mackie (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford).

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 3, Reading 1. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Alex Pearce.

Attempt saved. Moses Odubajo (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan Judge.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Pavel Pogrebnyak replaces Aaron Kuhl.

Booking

Simon Cox (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Simon Cox (Reading).

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

Corner, Reading. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

Attempt saved. Jamie Mackie (Reading) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Alex Pearce.

Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tony Craig.

Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a through ball.

Booking

Aaron Kuhl (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aaron Kuhl (Reading).

Moses Odubajo (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

Attempt missed. Nick Blackman (Reading) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Simon Cox with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

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1Norwich1163221101121
2Watford116322012821
3Nottm Forest105501771020
4Derby115511910920
5Middlesbrough11623168820
6Charlton114701410419
7Wolves115421411319
8Ipswich10532148618
9Sheff Wed11452118317
10Brentford115241516-117
11Bournemouth114341614215
12Blackburn114341618-215
13Reading114341517-215
14Leeds114341113-215
15Cardiff113441314-113
16Millwall113351013-312
17Rotherham11335913-412
18Huddersfield113351220-812
19Brighton112541012-211
20Birmingham112541218-611
21Wigan112451214-210
22Fulham112181222-107
23Blackpool11137614-86
24Bolton11128821-135
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