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Brentford 0-1 Rotherham United

Brentford's stuttering start to the season continued as Mark Bradley's first-half header earned Rotherham victory to lift them up to sixth.

Bradley rose highest at the far post to power Ben Pringle's whipped free-kick past a static Bees defence early on.

Clayton Donaldson almost levelled, but his chipped effort was blocked by Millers keeper Scott Shearer.

Adam Forshaw also came close just before the break, but his rising drive cleared the crossbar.

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Brentford boss Uwe Rosler told BBC London 94.9:

"Frustrated are the right words, we tried but could not break them down, we knew what they are about, hard working.

"I am responsible for team selection and that's with me and I will not blame anybody else.

"We have to start to play our football again, we have players low on confidence and can't handle the pressure and the expectation and are not playing with freedom.

"We are failing to compete physically and making stupid mistakes."

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"The biggest compliment I can give to my team today is they (Brentford) have not had a chance.

"The only save of note was Scott Shearer's sensational save from 30 yards.

"And I think the whole ground applauded and that's why we play him."

Line-ups

Brentford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 27Button
  • 14Logan
  • 38Taylor
  • 6Dean
  • 5Craig
  • 4Forshaw
  • 20DiagouragaSubstituted forEl Alaguiat 70'minutes
  • 12McCormackBooked at 35minsSubstituted forSavilleat 76'minutes
  • 7Saunders
  • 9Donaldson
  • 29TrottaSubstituted forGriggat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 17Saville
  • 28Nugent
  • 19Fillo
  • 8Douglas
  • 11Grigg
  • 10El Alagui

Rotherham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Shearer
  • 14BradleyBooked at 68mins
  • 4Arnason
  • 3Skarz
  • 20Morgan
  • 15MilsomBooked at 36minsSubstituted forTidserat 83'minutes
  • 18PringleBooked at 90mins
  • 8FrecklingtonBooked at 40mins
  • 22AgardBooked at 25mins
  • 16TubbsSubstituted forHyltonat 62'minutes
  • 9RevellBooked at 82minsSubstituted forEavesat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 25Eaves
  • 23Tidser
  • 11Hylton
  • 21Collin
  • 31Rowe
  • 6Mills
  • 2Brindley
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
6,614

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 0, Rotherham United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 0, Rotherham United 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Sam Saunders (Brentford).

  4. Post update

    Tom Eaves (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Tony Craig.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Scott Shearer.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. George Saville (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  8. Booking

    Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Adam Forshaw (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Agard (Rotherham United).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Adam Forshaw.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Tom Eaves replaces Alex Revell.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Michael Tidser replaces Robert Milsom.

  15. Booking

    Alex Revell (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    George Saville (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Alex Revell (Rotherham United).

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Farid El Alagui (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kári Arnason.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient108202571826
2Peterborough108112281425
3Wolves108112061425
4Bradford106312181321
5Preston105411710719
6Rotherham105411611519
7MK Dons104421712516
8Crawley104421714316
9Walsall104331110115
10Brentford104331213-115
11Swindon104241613314
12Port Vale104241315-214
13Carlisle103341019-912
14Colchester10253913-411
15Shrewsbury101631013-39
16Gillingham102351317-49
17Oldham102261316-38
18Coventry10523231857
19Notts County102171319-67
20Bristol City100641521-66
21Crewe10136825-176
22Sheff Utd10127616-105
23Stevenage10127718-115
24Tranmere10127921-125
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