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Brentford 2-1 Nottingham Forest

Philipp Hofmann
Philipp Hofmann scored for Brentford in stoppage time, his third goal of the season

Striker Philipp Hofmann's injury-time goal secured a dramatic win for 10-man Brentford against Nottingham Forest.

Hofmann's low shot after Ryan Woods' initial effort was saved won it for the Bees, who had Harlee Dean sent off earlier in the second half.

Sergi Canos put the hosts in front on 63 minutes, tucking in after Dean's header dropped into his path.

Henri Lansbury equalised, but despite dominating chances, Forest conceded in the sixth minute of stoppage time.

Victory for Brentford, under interim boss Lee Carsley, ended a run of two games without a win on the back of four straight victories.

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Carsley on Brentford v Notm Forest

But defeat for 18th-placed Forest adds to the pressure on Dougie Freedman, despite his side coming into the game after a win against East Midlands rivals Derby.

It was a success that ended a run of eight games without a win and they used that momentum in a fine first-half performance.

However, Forest were unable to turn chances into goals as Nelson Oliveira was denied by Brentford goalkeeper David Button three times.

After a goalless first half, Brentford were more adventurous after the break and after John Swift's effort was saved by Dorus de Vries, Canos pounced in the box to open the scoring.

Dean's dismissal, after a scuffle over the ball with Jonathan Williams at a set-piece, was followed by Lansbury's equaliser.

However, despite a numerical disadvantage, the home side showed the more intent late on, with James Tarkowski striking the post with a header before Hofmann's calm finish in added time snatched the three points.

Brentford interim head coach Lee Carsley:

"This was my last game so it was nice to get a result."

"My remit was always to get us back on track and now, with the way we've been playing and a lot of the injured boys coming back to fitness, I can say I've done that.

"It took us about an hour to get going but I thought we got better and better as the game wore on. The substitutes gave us more energy and both scored, so that was nice to see.

"Harlee will be a big loss for us. He was one of the boys not doing themselves justice at the start of the season, but he is now playing like a leader."

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman:

"In the first half we were in complete control and should have been two or three up.

"We had four or five chances but didn't take them and I'm fed up of saying that after games.

"After the sending-off they were more compact and showed more fighting spirit, while we just got more and more naive.

"The result was definitely of our own making."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 28Yennaris
  • 6DeanBooked at 71mins
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 3Bidwell
  • 15WoodsBooked at 90mins
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 12McCormack
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forO'Connellat 73'minutes
  • 21VibeSubstituted forHofmannat 61'minutes
  • 19SwiftSubstituted forCanosat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Saunders
  • 11Hofmann
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 22O'Connell
  • 24Gogia
  • 47Canos

Nottm Forest

  • 1de Vries
  • 2Lichaj
  • 5Mills
  • 25Hobbs
  • 31Pinillos
  • 19Ward
  • 10LansburyBooked at 24mins
  • 18TrotterSubstituted forWilliamsat 67'minutes
  • 24Vaughan
  • 15Mendes da GraçaSubstituted forBlackstockat 68'minutes
  • 17OliveiraSubstituted forWalkerat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Mancienne
  • 6Wilson
  • 20Williams
  • 23Blackstock
  • 26Evtimov
  • 34Walker
  • 38Osborn
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
11,403

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 2, Nottingham Forest 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 2, Nottingham Forest 1.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 2, Nottingham Forest 1. Philipp Hofmann (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Ryan Woods (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Toumani Diagouraga.

Booking

Ryan Woods (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford).

Daniel Pinillos (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

James Tarkowski (Brentford) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Alan McCormack following a set piece situation.

Ryan Woods (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Williams (Nottingham Forest).

Ryan Woods (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest).

Sergi Canos (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Tyler Walker replaces Nélson Oliveira.

Attempt saved. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Jack O'Connell (Brentford).

Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nico Yennaris.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Ryan Woods.

Offside, Brentford. Alan McCormack tries a through ball, but Sergi Canos is caught offside.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Jonathan Williams tries a through ball, but Dexter Blackstock is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie Ward.

Philipp Hofmann (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

Jack O'Connell (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford).

Jonathan Williams (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 1, Nottingham Forest 1. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Jack O'Connell replaces Alan Judge.

Dismissal

Harlee Dean (Brentford) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

Daniel Pinillos (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Daniel Pinillos (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Dexter Blackstock replaces Ryan Mendes.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull1710522791835
2Brighton169702112934
3Middlesbrough17103425121333
4Derby1796224111333
5Burnley169522314932
6Birmingham178452418628
7Reading177642518727
8Sheff Wed177642320327
9Cardiff176741714325
10Ipswich176742525025
11Brentford177372324-124
12Fulham175663029121
13Blackburn174851716120
14Wolves175572223-120
15QPR175572225-320
16Leeds174761620-419
17Preston173861215-317
18Nottm Forest174581318-517
19Bristol City173771827-916
20Charlton174491526-1116
21Huddersfield173681726-915
22MK Dons1743101524-915
23Rotherham1733111833-1512
24Bolton171881124-1311
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