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Brentford 2-1 Derby County

Andre Gray celebrates
Brentford celebrate Andre Gray's fourth goal of the season, which levelled the match against Derby

Derby County surrendered top spot in the Championship as they lost 2-1 against mid-table Brentford.

Chris Martin put the visitors in front, converting Craig Forsyth's cross for his 12th goal of the season.

Moses Odubajo's strong run set up a second-half equaliser for Andre Gray, who curled in from the edge of the box.

Striker Gray headed against the post from six yards but the Bees won it with a first-time shot from Stuart Dallas in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

Watford are the new Championship leaders following their home win over Millwall, with Derby now three points adrift in fourth.

Steve McClaren's Rams began the game in second place after being deposed from the summit by Wolves, who drew 0-0 with struggling Birmingham in the day's early kick-off.

Derby dominated early on at Griffin Park, with Simon Dawkins - who scored twice in the midweek League Cup win at Fulham - shooting into the side-netting and a Forsyth cross causing havoc in the home defence.

Another Forsyth centre created the opener for in-form striker Martin, who finished left-footed from six yards out to give the Rams a deserved lead.

Ruthless Martin nets again for the Rams
Chris Martin has scored eight goals in his last eight appearances for Derby.

A rare Brentford counter-attack saw Jon Toral fire just wide of Jack Butland's post towards the end of the first period.

The Bees levelled four minutes after the interval, with Gray's composed finish ending his seven-week wait for a goal.

Seconds after Gray had nodded against the woodwork, Derby broke quickly and substitute Jordon Ibe was denied by Brentford goalkeeper David Button.

Martin failed to find the net with two headers, both from Cyrus Christie crosses, before Brentford's dramatic winner.

Alan Judge passed to Dallas, who fired into the top corner to give Mark Warburton's side their first victory in four Championship games.

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Mark Warburton: Brentford boss on win over Derby

Brentford manager Mark Warburton on match-winner Stuart Dallas: "He has done exceptionally well for us. His fitness levels are improving and he is learning how to handle the Championship. All he wants to do is score goals so he has a big smile on his face now.

"We've made out intentions clear on how we want to play from the outset so I'm delighted that this result once again sends out a powerful message in loud voices to the division."

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Steve McClaren: Derby County boss on Brentford loss

Derby manager Steve McClaren: "It's usually us who score at the end, so we will have to go away, lick our wounds and see a reaction on Tuesday.

"We started so well and were passing the ball around nicely, but in the second half we wanted to run with it and have too many touches and that allowed Brentford back into the game."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 10Odubajo
  • 6Dean
  • 5Craig
  • 3Bidwell
  • 8DouglasBooked at 90mins
  • 17ToralSubstituted forDallasat 66'minutes
  • 18JudgeBooked at 90mins
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 23JotaSubstituted forPritchardat 66'minutes
  • 19GraySubstituted forProschwitzat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Saunders
  • 15Dallas
  • 16Bonham
  • 21Pritchard
  • 24Smith
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 39Proschwitz

Derby

  • 36Butland
  • 2Christie
  • 6Keogh
  • 5BuxtonBooked at 53mins
  • 3Forsyth
  • 4BrysonSubstituted forHughesat 58'minutes
  • 33MascarellBooked at 90mins
  • 8Hendrick
  • 11RussellSubstituted forCouttsat 78'minutes
  • 9MartinBooked at 83mins
  • 7DawkinsBooked at 60minsSubstituted forIbeat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Eustace
  • 16Coutts
  • 19Hughes
  • 21Roos
  • 30Best
  • 32Shotton
  • 44Ibe
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
10,608

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 2, Derby County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 2, Derby County 1.

Booking

Alan Judge (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Omar Mascarell (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Omar Mascarell (Derby County).

Attempt blocked. Omar Mascarell (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 2, Derby County 1. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Alan Judge.

Attempt blocked. Cyrus Christie (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Coutts.

Booking

Nick Proschwitz (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Nick Proschwitz (Brentford).

Jake Buxton (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Richard Keogh (Derby County) because of an injury.

Nick Proschwitz (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Omar Mascarell (Derby County).

Harlee Dean (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Keogh (Derby County).

Foul by Nick Proschwitz (Brentford).

Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Chris Martin (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tony Craig (Brentford) because of an injury.

Alex Pritchard (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Omar Mascarell (Derby County).

Foul by Nick Proschwitz (Brentford).

Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Omar Mascarell (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Chris Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Paul Coutts replaces Johnny Russell.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Nick Proschwitz replaces Andre Gray.

Attempt missed. Jordon Ibe (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Will Hughes.

Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cyrus Christie with a cross.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Moses Odubajo.

Attempt saved. Jordon Ibe (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Will Hughes.

Andre Gray (Brentford) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Alan Judge with a cross.

Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Watford1585229161329
2Bournemouth1583431161527
3Middlesbrough1583422121027
4Wolves157622115627
5Derby1575325141126
6Norwich1575324131126
7Blackburn157442421325
8Ipswich156632216624
9Charlton155821716123
10Nottm Forest155732319422
11Cardiff156452118322
12Brentford156451820-222
13Sheff Wed154831212020
14Huddersfield155552225-320
15Reading155371926-718
16Millwall154561519-417
17Rotherham154561521-617
18Wigan153751718-116
19Leeds154471521-616
20Fulham154382228-615
21Brighton152761519-413
22Birmingham152671228-1612
23Bolton1532101426-1211
24Blackpool151311824-166
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