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Burton Albion 3-5 Brentford

Jota
Jota's ninth goal in his last 13 Championship games rounded off the win for Brentford

Brentford came from two goals down to stage a remarkable second-half comeback and beat struggling Burton Albion.

Sergi Canos fired the Bees ahead, but two quickfire Marvin Sordell goals from corners and a Cauley Woodrow curler made it 3-1 at half-time.

Lasse Vibe and Canos netted to level things at 3-3, before Vibe and Jota struck twice within a minute to settle the game in Brentford's favour.

The defeat sees Burton drop to 21st, one point above the relegation zone.

Burton came into the game on a six-game unbeaten run but were behind after 10 minutes when Canos swept in from Romaine Sawyers' cross.

Burton then took control of the first period with Sordell capitalising from two set-pieces. He turned in after Woodrow struck the bar before converting from close range following another dangerous corner from Lasse Vigen Christensen.

Fulham loanee Woodrow then gave Burton a two-goal lead with a well-placed free-kick from just outside the area.

However, the game turned after the break with Vibe slotting home from Jota's set-up and Canos sliding in from a tight angle to make it 3-3.

Daniel Bentley saved from Michael Knightly and Jota struck the post, before the Bees claimed the points inside the final 10 minute as Florian Jozefzoon's cross set up Vibe to volley in and the Denmark international turned provider to set up Jota and complete the turnaround.

The win saw Brentford extend their unbeaten away run to four games, but earlier draws for Blackburn and Nottingham Forest and Bristol City's remarkable 4-0 win over Huddersfield mean Burton are just a point above Rovers with eight games remaining.

Burton manager Nigel Clough:

"It was a disastrous 45 minutes for us. As good as we were in the first half we were just as poor in the second.

"It's the same players and the same formation that has defended incredibly well over the last six and a half games.

"At 3-3 we have missed as good a chance as there is in the game. That's how close we were to turning it round ourselves."

Brentford manager Dean Smith:

"It's like this every other week! It came as no surprise to us.

"We knew that we were capable of scoring three goals in 45 minutes and we have got that belief in the team. At times our attacking play was hard for anybody to live with.

"Burton have been very organised and solid. I just thought that in the second half we moved the ball much quicker and our substitutes made an impact when they came on, bringing pace and energy to the game."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 3BrayfordSubstituted forAkinsat 87'minutes
  • 5McFadzean
  • 6Turner
  • 2Flanagan
  • 9Sordell
  • 24Christensen
  • 30MurphySubstituted forPalmerat 80'minutes
  • 36Irvine
  • 28KightlySubstituted forDyerat 80'minutes
  • 12Woodrow

Substitutes

  • 4Mousinho
  • 10Akins
  • 11Dyer
  • 13Bywater
  • 15Naylor
  • 16Palmer
  • 19Varney

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 2Colin
  • 6Dean
  • 29Barbet
  • 30Field
  • 17KerschbaumerSubstituted forYennarisat 63'minutes
  • 15Woods
  • 23JotaBooked at 67mins
  • 19SawyersSubstituted forMcCormackat 78'minutes
  • 47CanosSubstituted forJozefzoonat 70'minutes
  • 21Vibe

Substitutes

  • 7Jozefzoon
  • 8Yennaris
  • 12McCormack
  • 14Egan
  • 16Bonham
  • 20Clarke
  • 33Shaibu
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
4,549

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home17
Away20
Shots on Target
Home7
Away11
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 3, Brentford 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 3, Brentford 5.

Attempt missed. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Maxime Colin with a cross.

Attempt saved. Tom Field (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Yoann Barbet (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

Attempt missed. Alan McCormack (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jota.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Lucas Akins replaces John Brayford.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 3, Brentford 5. Jota (Brentford) left footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Lasse Vibe.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 3, Brentford 4. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Florian Jozefzoon with a cross.

Lasse Vibe (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion).

Foul by Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford).

Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Lloyd Dyer replaces Michael Kightly.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Matthew Palmer replaces Luke Murphy.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Ben Turner.

Attempt blocked. Nico Yennaris (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Nico Yennaris (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jota (Brentford) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Maxime Colin.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Alan McCormack replaces Romaine Sawyers.

Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a fast break.

Attempt saved. Michael Kightly (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Offside, Burton Albion. Kyle McFadzean tries a through ball, but Cauley Woodrow is caught offside.

Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford).

Cauley Woodrow (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Kightly with a cross.

Attempt missed. Nico Yennaris (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by John Brayford.

Attempt blocked. Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jota.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Florian Jozefzoon replaces Sergi Canos.

Attempt missed. Luke Murphy (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Michael Kightly.

Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Tom Flanagan with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Booking

Jota (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jota (Brentford).

Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Nico Yennaris replaces Konstantin Kerschbaumer.

Attempt missed. Jota (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Maxime Colin with a cross.

Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Kightly.

goal

As It Stood

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5Reading38207115149267
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