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Brentford 3-1 Coventry City

Marcello Trotta

Brentford came from behind to beat Coventry City and remain just a point behind League One leaders Wolves.

Callum Wilson gave Coventry the lead from close range after David Button spilled Carl Baker's shot.

Coventry goalkeeper Joe Murphy saved Alan Judge's penalty after he had been fouled but Clayton Donaldson levelled with a toe poke after a Bees break.

Marcello Trotta made it 2-1 with a strike from the edge of the area before Alan McCormack's lob sealed victory.

Sky Blues manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire:

"I'm a little bit angry and a little bit frustrated. We started ever so well. We scored - and had a number of great chances to add to that.

"Joe Murphy makes an incredible save from a disappointing penalty, but we didn't learn from that. The manner of their goals was a little bit soft, and we found ourselves with a mountain to climb.

"We have to toughen up, there's no doubt about it. We're not winning enough tackles and that has to improve, and just now we have a slight problem in respect of loan players.

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 12McCormackBooked at 90mins
  • 24Bidwell
  • 17SavilleSubstituted forYennarisat 45'minutes
  • 5Craig
  • 6Dean
  • 8Douglas
  • 22ReevesSubstituted forForshawat 65'minutes
  • 9Donaldson
  • 29Trotta
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forDallasat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 2O'Connor
  • 4Forshaw
  • 11Grigg
  • 15Dallas
  • 28Yennaris
  • 32Adams

Coventry

  • 1Murphy
  • 2Christie
  • 3AdamsSubstituted forSeaborneat 59'minutes
  • 8BakerBooked at 75mins
  • 19Willis
  • 24Clarke
  • 7Fleck
  • 6ThomasBooked at 81mins
  • 20C Wilson
  • 10DelfounesoSubstituted forAkpomat 59'minutes
  • 14MoussaSubstituted forMarshallat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Webster
  • 9Akpom
  • 11McGeouch
  • 13Burge
  • 15Seaborne
  • 16Barton
  • 26Marshall
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
8,572

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 3, Coventry City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Coventry City 1.

  3. Post update

    Harlee Dean (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City).

  5. Booking

    Alan McCormack (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Chuba Akpom (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Clarke (Coventry City).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  16. Booking

    Conor Thomas (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tony Craig.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry City).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves37248567234480
2Brentford36247562323079
3Leyton Orient38229771353675
4Rotherham371912668442469
5Preston381815552371569
6Peterborough37184155849958
7MK Dons38167155652455
8Swindon38149155451351
9Walsall381214124241150
10Port Vale37155175159-850
11Sheff Utd36139143740-348
12Crawley341113103841-346
13Bradford371015124946345
14Gillingham38136195063-1345
15Bristol City38916135661-543
16Colchester371013144247-543
17Coventry371410136768-142
18Oldham38119184254-1242
19Crewe381010184570-2540
20Tranmere37109184667-2139
21Carlisle37108193961-2238
22Shrewsbury38813173649-1337
23Stevenage37107203958-1937
24Notts County38104244968-1934
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