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Brentford 3-4 Nottingham Forest

Andreas Bouchalakis
Andreas Bouchalakis signed a three-year deal last month after a successful trial at the City Ground

Andreas Bouchalakis marked his league debut with two strikes at Brentford as Nottingham Forest got their first away win in the Championship since November.

John Egan headed the Bees in front early on before Bouchalakis levelled.

Daryl Murphy then put Forest ahead to give them the lead at half-time.

Bouchalakis got his second just after the break, Andreas Bjelland headed one back before Kieran Dowell got Forest's fourth and Neal Maupay claimed a late third goal for the Bees.

The second half ended almost as manically as the first as Bjelland's header began a spell of three goals in the final 11 minutes.

But it was the 24-year-old Greek midfielder, who joined from Olympiacos last month, who took home the plaudits with two stunning goals.

His first was a fine volley from the edge of the box into the bottom corner and the second a left-footed shot into the top corner from 25 yards out.

Both sides could have scored more goals as Florian Jozefzoon hit the post for Brentford while Lasse Vibe and Ollie Watkins went close for the home side, while Tendayi Darikwa and Barrie McKay had good chances for Forest.

Brentford manager Dean Smith:

"It was disappointing that we didn't take our chances and then left gaps as we chased the game, but there were a few who were a little below par.

"It will take time for some of the boys to settle so we need to be patient.

"If we play like that we will win more than we lose."

Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton:

"At 3-1 we had a number of breakaways with Daryl Murphy and Barrie McKay but we didn't finish them off.

"At 5-1 it's game over, but we weren't clinical enough and you can never ever bet against Brentford.

"Having said that it's nice to come back and see some very good people at a very good club which is a very tough place to come, and leave with the points."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 22Dalsgaard
  • 14Egan
  • 5Bjelland
  • 3HenryBooked at 81mins
  • 8YennarisSubstituted forSawyersat 58'minutes
  • 12Mokotjo
  • 23Jota
  • 10McEachranSubstituted forWatkinsat 59'minutes
  • 7JozefzoonSubstituted forMaupayat 69'minutes
  • 21Vibe

Substitutes

  • 2Colin
  • 6Dean
  • 9Maupay
  • 11Watkins
  • 19Sawyers
  • 28Daniels
  • 29Barbet

Nottm Forest

  • 43Smith
  • 42Worrall
  • 5MillsBooked at 86mins
  • 4Mancienne
  • 27Darikwa
  • 31BouchalakisBooked at 28minsSubstituted forTraoreat 78'minutes
  • 24VaughanBooked at 82mins
  • 11Osborn
  • 16CloughSubstituted forDowellat 45'minutes
  • 10McKaySubstituted forCarayolat 72'minutes
  • 9Murphy

Substitutes

  • 2Lichaj
  • 6Traore
  • 17Brereton
  • 18Carayol
  • 20Dowell
  • 26Evtimov
  • 35Cummings
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
10,169

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home20
Away13
Shots on Target
Home9
Away6
Corners
Home12
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 3, Nottingham Forest 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Nottingham Forest 4.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Ben Osborn tries a through ball, but Armand Traore is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jota.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 3, Nottingham Forest 4. Neal Maupay (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jota.

Attempt saved. Jota (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Neal Maupay.

Foul by Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford).

Armand Traore (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest).

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Michael Mancienne.

Attempt blocked. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Joe Worrall.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 2, Nottingham Forest 4. Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Armand Traore (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kieran Dowell.

Booking

David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest).

Booking

Rico Henry (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rico Henry (Brentford).

Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mustapha Carayol (Nottingham Forest).

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 2, Nottingham Forest 3. Andreas Bjelland (Brentford) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jota with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Armand Traore replaces Andreas Bouchalakis.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Tendayi Darikwa.

Attempt missed. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Rico Henry (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Nottingham Forest).

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Matt Mills.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Mustapha Carayol replaces Barrie McKay.

Attempt missed. Tendayi Darikwa (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Andreas Bjelland (Brentford).

Barrie McKay (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Barrie McKay (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Daryl Murphy with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Henrik Dalsgaard.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Neal Maupay replaces Florian Jozefzoon.

Attempt missed. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Tendayi Darikwa.

goal

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