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Queens Park Rangers 1-3 Brentford: Ollie Watkins double gives Bees win

By Gary SmeeBBC Sport
Said Benrahma penalty
Said Benrahma hammered Brentford's second goal into the top corner from the spot

Brentford made it three Championship wins in a row with a deserved victory at west London rivals Queens Park Rangers.

The hosts, who would have gone second in the table with victory, went behind in the first half when Ollie Watkins headed in Bryan Mbeumo's cross.

Rangers equalised soon after the break through returning captain Grant Hall's header, before Brentford retook the lead on the hour mark as Said Benrahma smashed an unstoppable penalty into the top corner.

Watkins sealed the win in the fourth minute of stoppage time, tapping in Mathias Jensen's low cross as Brentford broke on the counter-attack.

The Bees were good value for their victory and could have had more goals were it not for R's goalkeeper Liam Kelly who made fine saves to deny Benrahma, Josh Dasilva and Watkins.

Rangers also created some excellent chances - the best of them Nahki Wells' bullet header which was superbly tipped wide by David Raya just before their leveller.

It was Josh Scowen's foul on Mbeumo in the box which led to the decisive spot-kick, although it looked a debatable decision.

French winger Mbeumo appeared to already be falling when Scowen made contact, but referee Andy Woolmer had no hesitation pointing to the spot.

Watkins simply made sure of three points, scoring his 10th goal of the season with the last kick of an enthralling game.

QPR remain eighth in a tight Championship table, two points off an automatic promotion place, while Brentford are three points outside the play-offs in 12th.

The Bees will be hopeful of stretching their good run as they play teams below them in their next five fixtures.

Mark Warburton's Rangers side face a tough visit to Leeds United on Saturday, while Thomas Frank's men host improving Huddersfield.

QPR boss Mark Warburton told BBC Radio London:

"The players are not where they are by chance. They have won seven games because they have applied themselves tremendously well.

"It is a tough league and you are going to have highs and lows. We need to recognise the fine margins did not go our way tonight."

On the penalty decision: "If you are going to make a decision in any game of football, then make sure it is the right call.

"I saw it live and had immediate doubts. I have seen the replays, and I appreciate officials have to do it instantaneously.

"But you have got to be 100% sure, and that is a really big call."

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank told BBC Radio London:

"The result, winning away against QPR means so much for so many people who support the club. It gives me the biggest joy that we can give something back to the fans.

"People talk about three wins in a row and a good performance, but I think we can play even better.

"We have a specific way of playing and a style, and we knew there would be a lot of good opportunities for us to counter-attack.

"You can feel that there is confidence, focus and belief in the team and they showed it out on the pitch."



Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 32Kelly
  • 22Rangel
  • 37Leistner
  • 4Hall
  • 14Manning
  • 10Eze
  • 5CameronSubstituted forMlakarat 72'minutes
  • 11Scowen
  • 20Osayi-Samuel
  • 19Chair
  • 21Wells


  • 1Lumley
  • 2Kane
  • 3Wallace
  • 7Pugh
  • 8Amos
  • 12Ball
  • 16Mlakar


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Raya
  • 22Dalsgaard
  • 18Jansson
  • 23Jeanvier
  • 3HenryBooked at 57mins
  • 12Mokotjo
  • 6NørgaardBooked at 46mins
  • 14DasilvaSubstituted forJensenat 81'minutes
  • 19MbeumoSubstituted forValencia Castilloat 75'minutes
  • 11WatkinsBooked at 90mins
  • 10Benrahma


  • 2Thompson
  • 5Pinnock
  • 8Jensen
  • 16Valencia Castillo
  • 28Daniels
  • 31Zamburek
  • 35Rasmussen
Andy Woolmer

Match Stats

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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Brentford 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Brentford 3.

  3. Booking

    Ollie Watkins (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Brentford 3. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mathias Jensen.

  5. Post update

    Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Watkins (Brentford).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers).

  8. Post update

    Mathias Jensen (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ilias Chair.

  10. Post update

    Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Watkins (Brentford).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers).

  13. Post update

    Mathias Jensen (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by César Joel Valencia Castillo (Brentford).

  16. Post update

    Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Watkins (Brentford).

  18. Post update

    Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Watkins (Brentford).

  20. Post update

    Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Ryan Manning tries a through ball, but Jan Mlakar is caught offside.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 28th October 2019

As It Stood

1West Brom147612617927
5Sheff Wed147341810824
6Bristol City146622219324
10Nottm Forest136431712522
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