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Brentford 4-0 Blackpool

Brentford midfielder Jon Toral scores against Blackpool
Jon Toral has scored five goals since joining Brentford on loan from Arsenal in August.

Midfielder Jon Toral scored a hat-trick as Brentford easily overcame 10-man Blackpool.

Toral, on loan from Arsenal, had put the Bees 2-0 up before Charles Dunne was sent off for Lee Clark's struggling Blackpool side.

Andre Gray made it 3-0 then Toral completed his hat-trick to keep Brentford just a point off the top six.

The home team registered 42 shots - 14 on target - while Blackpool had two shots, with one on target.

Former Barcelona trainee Toral, who joined Brentford on loan at the start of the season, scored his first goal since November when he swapped passes with Jonathan Douglas before poking the ball beyond Blackpool keeper Joe Lewis.

Brentford's 42 shots against Blackpool

Toral, 20, made it 2-0 by powering home a far-post header from Gray's cross before Dunne was dismissed for felling Spanish winger Jota just before half-time.

Gray added Brentford's third when his low deflected drive bounced in off the post after Lewis had saved his first volleyed effort.

Bees centre-back Harlee Dean went close with a curling effort and Brentford made it four as Toral completed his hat-trick from the resulting corner. Sam Saunders's floated set-piece found Toral, who finished at the far post to increase the misery for Blackpool, who are bottom of the Championship.

Brentford manager Mark Warburton: "We were very professional and moved the ball well, kept our focus and kept the pressure on a side that are scrapping for their lives.

"I don't want to be disrespectful to Blackpool because we got an early goal and they lost a player, which made it very difficult for them, but in that kind of form we are a match for any side in this division."

Blackpool manager Lee Clark: "When you go two down and then lose a man against a side like Brentford, it's always going to be a battle. It's a tough place to come even when it's 11 against 11.

"Perhaps I would like to have seen a little more grit after the first goal went in, but we keep making life difficult for ourselves.

"We have plenty of games left and Wigan on Saturday. If we win that then we are right back in the race."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 10Odubajo
  • 6Dean
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 15Dallas
  • 8DouglasSubstituted forSaundersat 62'minutes
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 23JotaSubstituted forSmithat 66'minutes
  • 21Pritchard
  • 17Toral
  • 19GraySubstituted forLongat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Craig
  • 7Saunders
  • 12McCormack
  • 16Bonham
  • 24Smith
  • 28Yennaris
  • 31Long

Blackpool

  • 1Lewis
  • 29McMahon
  • 2AldredSubstituted forDelfounesoat 25'minutes
  • 6Clarke
  • 32Hall
  • 18DunneBooked at 44mins
  • 4Perkins
  • 12Rothwell
  • 31O'HaraSubstituted forOliverat 39'minutes
  • 9DaviesSubstituted forFergusonat 53'minutes
  • 24Madine

Substitutes

  • 14Delfouneso
  • 20Oliver
  • 21Parish
  • 25Ferguson
  • 34Telford
  • 40Cameron
  • 48O'Dea
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
8,765

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home74%
Away26%
Shots
Home43
Away2
Shots on Target
Home14
Away1
Corners
Home12
Away1
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 4, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 4, Blackpool 0.

Attempt saved. Gary Madine (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by James Tarkowski (Brentford).

Tony McMahon (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Brentford. Jon-Miquel Toral tries a through ball, but Tommy Smith is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Moses Odubajo.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 4, Blackpool 0. Jon-Miquel Toral (Brentford) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Tarkowski following a corner.

Attempt missed. James Tarkowski (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Saunders with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Joe Lewis.

Attempt saved. Harlee Dean (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Toumani Diagouraga.

Offside, Blackpool. Gary Madine tries a through ball, but Tony McMahon is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Toumani Diagouraga.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Long.

Attempt missed. Sam Saunders (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Harlee Dean (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Saunders with a cross.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by David Ferguson.

Attempt blocked. Moses Odubajo (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stuart Dallas with a cross.

Attempt missed. Moses Odubajo (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jon-Miquel Toral.

Attempt blocked. Tommy Smith (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.

Attempt missed. Sam Saunders (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Tommy Smith (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Moses Odubajo.

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Brentford).

David Perkins (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Saunders.

Attempt blocked. James Tarkowski (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Saunders with a cross.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jon-Miquel Toral.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Joe Lewis.

Attempt saved. Jon-Miquel Toral (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Toumani Diagouraga.

Attempt saved. Chris Long (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.

Attempt blocked. Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Saunders.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Tommy Smith replaces Jota.

Attempt missed. Jota (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jon-Miquel Toral.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Sam Saunders replaces Jonathan Douglas.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Chris Long replaces Andre Gray.

Attempt blocked. Jota (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan Douglas.

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