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Brentford 4-1 Reading

Lasse Vibe
Lasse Vibe netted his second goal of the season for Brentford

Brentford eased to victory over Reading at Griffin Park to end the Royals' six-match unbeaten league run.

Joshua Clarke opened the scoring before half-time for the hosts as he finished off a sweeping move with Lasse Vibe poking home a second soon after.

Defender Maxime Colin scored his first goal for the Bees to extend the lead to 3-0 following a neat one-two with Vibe.

Yann Kermorgant pulled one back from the spot for Reading but Scott Hogan slotted home as Brentford moved fourth.

Despite the hosts having just 37% of possession, it was their clinical finishing that proved the difference.

Clarke opening his account for Brentford as he ended a five-man move that began on the edge of Reading's box.

Leading goalscorer Hogan chased after a through ball and managed to pull it back from the byeline to give Vibe the easiest of goals.

The Bees continued the second half on top and with the away side's defence ball-watching, right-back Colin smashed the ball into the net.

Kermogant's cool penalty gave the Royals hope but Hogan's seventh goal of the season helped Brentford bounce back in style from their 3-1 loss at Wolves on Saturday.

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 2Colin
  • 6DeanBooked at 5mins
  • 14Egan
  • 5BjellandBooked at 69minsSubstituted forBarbetat 70'minutes
  • 12McCormackBooked at 19minsSubstituted forMcEachranat 85'minutes
  • 8YennarisBooked at 81mins
  • 20Clarke
  • 19Sawyers
  • 21VibeSubstituted forKaikaiat 88'minutes
  • 9Hogan

Substitutes

  • 4MacLeod
  • 7Saunders
  • 10McEachran
  • 11Hofmann
  • 16Bonham
  • 25Kaikai
  • 29Barbet

Reading

  • 26Al Habsi
  • 2Gunter
  • 5McShane
  • 16Moore
  • 11Obita
  • 4van den BergBooked at 16minsSubstituted forQuinnat 45'minutes
  • 6Evans
  • 7BeerensSubstituted forMendesat 85'minutes
  • 8SwiftBooked at 19mins
  • 15HarriottSubstituted forSamuelat 85'minutes
  • 18Kermorgant

Substitutes

  • 9Mendes
  • 14Samuel
  • 21Quinn
  • 28Gravenberch
  • 30Watson
  • 31Jaakkola
  • 38Kelly
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
9,679

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamReading
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home16
Away15
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 4, Reading 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 4, Reading 1.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Yoann Barbet.

Attempt blocked. Dominic Samuel (Reading) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joseph Mendes.

Attempt blocked. Josh McEachran (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maxime Colin.

Attempt missed. Yann Kermorgant (Reading) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joseph Mendes with a through ball.

Attempt saved. Sullay Kaikai (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.

Attempt missed. Harlee Dean (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Yoann Barbet.

Attempt missed. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Josh McEachran with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Chris Gunter.

Hand ball by Dominic Samuel (Reading).

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Stephen Quinn.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Paul McShane.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Sullay Kaikai replaces Lasse Vibe.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jordan Obita.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 4, Reading 1. Scott Hogan (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh McEachran with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Dominic Samuel replaces Callum Harriott.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Joseph Mendes replaces Roy Beerens.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Josh McEachran replaces Alan McCormack.

Foul by Roy Beerens (Reading).

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

Attempt missed. Scott Hogan (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Nico Yennaris (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Stephen Quinn (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford).

Foul by George Evans (Reading).

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

Attempt missed. George Evans (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jordan Obita.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Liam Moore.

Foul by Callum Harriott (Reading).

Lasse Vibe (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Reading. Yann Kermorgant tries a through ball, but Stephen Quinn is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Yoann Barbet replaces Andreas Bjelland.

Booking

Andreas Bjelland (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jordan Obita.

Foul by Stephen Quinn (Reading).

Maxime Colin (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 3, Reading 1. Yann Kermorgant (Reading) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Penalty Reading. Stephen Quinn draws a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

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2Norwich96211610620
3Brighton10532126618
4Brentford10523189917
5Bristol City105231711617
6Birmingham10451139417
7Sheff Wed105231212017
8Reading105231114-317
9Newcastle95131771016
10Barnsley105142014616
11Wolves104331412215
12Fulham10352911-214
13Ipswich1034388013
14Leeds104151012-213
15Nottm Forest103341820-212
16QPR103341216-412
17Aston Villa101721010010
18Burton102441416-210
19Preston103161014-410
20Derby1023559-49
21Wigan102261214-28
22Blackburn102261219-78
23Cardiff10226817-98
24Rotherham101361124-136
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