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Brentford 2-1 Burton Albion

Scott Hogan
Scott Hogan has scored 13 goals in 20 Championship appearances for Brentford this season

Scott Hogan scored a brace as Brentford moved five points clear of the bottom three with victory over Burton.

The Championship's second-top scorer tucked home his first of the day after a defence-splitting pass from Romaine Sawyers.

Burton, without an away win this season, levelled when Jamie Ward finished Lucas Akins' pull-back.

But Hogan reacted first to a loose ball and rounded Jon McLaughlin to tap into an empty net and give the Bees victory.

Dean Smith's side had been on a four-game losing streak, but the three points lifted them up to 16th, while the Brewers dropped a place to 20th.

In addition to his two goals, Hogan also hit the post with a clever lob as the hosts tried to break the deadlock before half-time.

And, but for John Brayford's goalline clearance in injury time, Tom Field would have made it 3-1.

Burton's best chance to level for a second time came when Will Miller found space on the edge of the box, but he could not beat Dan Bentley in the home goal.

Brentford manager Dean Smith told BBC Radio London:

"We deserved to win the game behind the chances we created, we were a little sloppy on the ball in the second-half but the chances we've had we could have put the game to bed earlier than we did.

"They put a lot of balls into the box we had to defend but we defended them well.

"That's what [goalscorer] Scott Hogan does best, he could have had a few more as well."

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Derby:

"It was an opportunity missed, second-half we were better, first-half ironically we went in 1-1 and were well in the game but we were more unlucky in the second-half.

"We didn't stop Brentford playing enough, we think sometimes we can come away and play our football but sometimes it's about stopping the opposition.

"When they've lost four games on the spin they're going to come out of the blocks."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 2ColinBooked at 62mins
  • 14Egan
  • 6Dean
  • 5BjellandBooked at 90mins
  • 29BarbetSubstituted forFieldat 77'minutes
  • 10McEachranBooked at 57minsSubstituted forVibeat 64'minutes
  • 15Woods
  • 8YennarisBooked at 90mins
  • 19SawyersBooked at 90mins
  • 9Hogan

Substitutes

  • 7Saunders
  • 11Hofmann
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 21Vibe
  • 25Kaikai
  • 30Field

Burton

  • 1McLaughlinBooked at 90mins
  • 3Brayford
  • 4MousinhoBooked at 72mins
  • 6TurnerBooked at 90mins
  • 14McCrorySubstituted forNaylorat 83'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 16Palmer
  • 36IrvineBooked at 66mins
  • 11Dyer
  • 12WardSubstituted forMillerat 67'minutes
  • 8O'GradySubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Flanagan
  • 7Williamson
  • 13Bywater
  • 15Naylor
  • 18Miller
  • 19Choudhury
  • 22Myers-Harness
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
9,035

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home21
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 2, Burton Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 2, Burton Albion 1.

Attempt blocked. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Scott Hogan.

Booking

Ben Turner (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Nico Yennaris (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Jon McLaughlin (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford).

Ben Turner (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Andreas Bjelland (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andreas Bjelland (Brentford).

John Brayford (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Tom Field (Brentford) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Maxime Colin with a cross.

Attempt missed. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Maxime Colin.

John Egan (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Will Miller (Burton Albion).

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Lucas Akins.

Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford).

Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Tom Naylor replaces Damien McCrory.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces Chris O'Grady.

Attempt saved. Will Miller (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jackson Irvine.

Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford).

Will Miller (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Tom Field replaces Yoann Barbet.

Foul by Lasse Vibe (Brentford).

Will Miller (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Ben Turner.

Attempt blocked. Nico Yennaris (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Woods with a headed pass.

Booking

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Will Miller replaces Jamie Ward.

Booking

Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Yoann Barbet.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Lasse Vibe replaces Josh McEachran.

Foul by Scott Hogan (Brentford).

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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