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Summary

  1. Bent equalises in injury time
  2. Pritchard opens scoring with curling effort
  3. Derby remain fifth; Brentford up to sixth

Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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Manager reaction

Derby 1-1 Brentford

Brentford boss Mark Warburton told Sky Sports: "We're disappointed. We've had heated words in the changing room, we felt we should have won it. To only get the one point is more than frustrating."

Story of the game

Derby 1-1 Brentford

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Fewer shots, efforts on target, corners and less possession. But Brentford didn't take their chances (Andre Gray in particular) and Darren Bent made them pay.

Player reaction

Derby 1-1 Brentford

Brentford midfielder Toumani Diagouraga told Sky Sports: "I thought we were going to win it. It's heartbreaking. We're still in the race, there's four games to go. Hopefully we can send the gaffer off with a promotion."

Player reaction

Derby 1-1 Brentford

Derby goal-scorer Darren Bent told Sky Sports: "It's disappointing. It was a big opportunity for us. We have to give credit to Brentford. All we can do is keep going forward and keep trying to win games."

League Two preview

There are a few promotion clashes in League Two today.

Leaders Burton go to play-off chasers Luton, while seventh-placed Newport are at home to Bury, who are fourth. Second-placed Shrewsbury are at home to Exeter, who are only one point off the play-offs. Stevenage - in sixth - play Northampton, who are five points off the top seven.

There are tough games for the two clubs in the Football League relegation zone. Bottom-place Cheltenham go to Wycombe, who are third, and Tranmere go to fifth-placed Southend.

Hartlepool, who are one point above Tranmere, go to York - who are only six clear of the relegation zone themselves.

Mansfield - who are also six clear - visit eighth-placed Plymouth. Carlisle, who are also battling relegation, are at home to Dagenham & Redbridge.

The three games with nothing riding on them are AFC Wimbledon v Oxford, Cambridge v Accrington and Morecambe v Portsmouth.

League One preview

Leaders Bristol City will be promoted if they beat second-placed Preston, MK Dons lose and Swindon fail to win.

Yeovil will be relegated if they fail to beat Notts County, who are also in the bottom four.

The frankly ridiculously close relegation battle in League One means every game has something riding on it.

Fifteen-placed Walsall - who host play-off chasers Fleetwood - are only two points above the relegation zone.

Coventry, in 17th, host 23rd-place Colchester, who would overtake their hosts with a two-goal win. Other all-relegation battles are Crewe v Leyton Orient and Scunthorpe v Crawley.

Port Vale, two points above the drop zone, host promotion-chasing MK Dons.

At the other end of the table, fourth-placed Swindon play Peterborough, who are six points off the top six, and Barnsley - seven points off - host sixth-placed Chesterfield.

Seventh-placed Rochdale go to mid-table Doncaster. The game with the least riding on it is Gillingham (six points above the relegation zone) v Bradford (six points off the play-offs).

Championship preview

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Five of the eight promotion-chasing Championship teams are in action in the 15:00 BST kick-offs today.

Play-off chasers Wolves face the very short trip to St Andrew's to play Birmingham. Norwich go to Bolton and Ipswich host already relegated Blackpool.

Middlesbrough host Rotherham, who are not 100% safe yet - sitting seven points above the drop zone. And Watford go to almost-relegated Millwall, who are one of the teams the Millers are seven points above.

Games with nothing riding on them are Leeds v Cardiff

(a game which away fans are boycotting in a tickets argument), Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield, Reading v Blackburn and Sheffield Wednesday v Charlton.

It's a very busy day in the Football League; you can follow all the latest in our

main football live text commentary.

So what's up for grabs? Well...

How the table stands

Derby 1-1 Brentford

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So Derby remain fifth with the draw, and Brentford move up one position to sixth. Wolves are behind the Bees on goal difference, with Ipswich three points back.

FULL-TIME

Derby 1-1 Brentford

And that's that. The Rams remain above the Bees in the table with a fortunate draw.

Derby 1-1 Brentford

Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge

BBC Radio 5 live at Pride Park

"You knew Brentford hadn't put the game to bed and Derby have come back. Darren Bent struggled to control it and took three touches - it sums up their day. But it's a good finish in the end. To get a point from it will feel like a win."

GOAL

Derby 1-1 Brentford - Darren Bent

So harsh on Brentford but they should have taken their chances. The ball breaks to Jeff Hendrick 30 yards from goal, it looks like he's going to shoot but instead he plays the ball in to Darren Bent, who controls it and fires home from close range.

A huge goal in the promotion race.

INJURY TIME

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Four minutes added on. But Derby don't look like they're going to equalise.

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Brentford just keeping the ball in the corner. But Stuart Dallas overruns it and Derby get a throw-in. But they lose it straight away. Poor performance by the Rams. They just can't clear their lines, let alone set up an attack.

YELLOW CARD

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Brentford have most of the ball, they're keeping it as far away from their goal as they can. Tommy Smith takes the ball into the corner and Derby midfielder Jeff Hendrick comes in with a crunching tackle. Yellow card.

SUBSTITUTION

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Alex Pritchard - the match-winner as things stand - is replaced by Jon Toral, the final change of the game.

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Derby defender Zak Whitbread almost equalises as he flicks a corner goalwards but David Button is able to parry it over - would have been against the run of play.

The Rams lose the ball and Tommy Smith wins a free-kick at the other end of the pitch. The Bees will take their time now.

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Brentford make a change - Tommy Smith comes on against his old club. Andre Gray - who has had a poor day in front of goal - is the man to be replaced.

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Zak Whitbread's first involvement is a good block from Alex Pritchard on the edge of the box. That's the Bees' 17th shot. Derby have had five. Nine minutes to go.

SUBSTITUTION

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Derby make a double change here - Zak Whitbread on for Stephen Warnock in defence and Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard replaces Craig Bryson in the attacking end of the pitch.

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge

BBC Radio 5 live at Pride Park

"Brentford have been brave in possession and kept the ball. They've created more chances than probably anyone else who has come here. They are where they are in the table on merit."

Derby 0-1 Brentford

If Derby end up getting something out of this, Andre Gray won't sleep well tonight. The summer signing from Luton has scored three goals in his last five games, but doesn't look high on confidence today.

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge

BBC Radio 5 live at Pride Park

"Steve McClaren has had this wrong from the start. Brentford have been far the better side. You don't see this happen to Derby - it's down to a change in system. It's all over the place in the second half."

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Derby defender Raul Albentosa is fit to continue.

Brentford break into the box but Stephen Warnock puts in a potentially goal-saving tackle. Derby counter but Tom Ince gets his ball through to Darren Bent wrong.

Moments later Brentford are back attacking - Stuart Dallas crosses to Andre Gray who heads over from six yards out. He could have had a hat-trick - he has zero goals.

End-to-end.

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Andre Gray has an air-shot at one end, and Derby break in numbers. Chris Martin tries to play the ball across from Darren Bent but even Usain Bolt would have struggled to get on the end of it.

Derby defender Raul Albentosa looks injured from his role in trying to block Gray's initial chance.

SUBSTITUTION

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Setting up that chance was Jota's last action of the game - the Spaniard comes off for fellow midfielder Stuart Dallas.

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Derby defender Craig Forsyth saves his team here. Jota cuts the ball back to Jonathan Douglas, whose shot is blocked on the line by Forsyth. The ball comes back to Douglas, who tries to get a shot away while sat on the ground but Richard Keogh gets it away.

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge

BBC Radio 5 live at Pride Park

"Last week you would have said Derby were an absolute banker for the top six. You look at them now and would say the exact opposite."

Even if they do get there, on this performance you wouldn't fancy their chances in the play-offs.

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Toumani Diagouraga charges forward for Brentford, he can slip in Andre Gray just outside the box here but he gets the ball horribly wrong, passing it behind his striker rather than in front of his run.

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Derby 0-1 Brentford

Stavros Makrozachopo: The Derby Premier League dream is melting faster than an ice cream in August.

Or an ice cream yesterday.

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Just as I write that Darren Bent almost had a chance. Simon Dawkins, the half-time substitute, slips the Aston Villa loan striker through but Brentford's keeper is as sharp as a Button (David Button) to come out to the edge of his box and smother the ball before Bent can step past him.

At the other end, Brentford have a chance but Alex Pritchard's shot is straight at keeper Lee Grant.

An entertainingly open game.

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Derby striker Darren Bent has been doing quite a bit of work outside the box today, a while back he won the ball near his own box and he closed down Harlee Dean there as the Brentford defender tried to clear the ball.

Hasn't had many opportunities on goal though.

Derby 0-1 Brentford

It's all Bees now. Brentford play a corner to Alan Judge just outside the box (the Paul Scholes routine) but his first-time volley from 20 yards is hopelessly off target.

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Oh Andre Gray has an equally good chance here - it's Jonathan Douglas again who sets it up, this time playing a through-ball to Gray. His first touch should take him away from defender Craig Forsyth but it doesn't. He makes a bit of a mess, the ball stuck in between their legs, and eventually gets a shot in but screws it wide.

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Oh that's a huge chance. Brentford attack and Derby can't clear - a ball comes in to Jonathan Douglas, who lays it off for Andre Gray eight yards - it looks like it's 2-0 time but Raul Albentosa puts him under enough pressure to deny him. Great defending but Gray probably should have scored.

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Derby putting together a few passes around midfield but then a long ball forward down the wing just drifts out of play. Poor.

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge

BBC Radio 5 live at Pride Park

"The Derby system is a bit of a mish-mash. I'm not really sure what it is. It looks like two up front with Tom Ince in behind.

"Nobody wants to come and link play. Chris Martin wants to play up against someone and that means he and Darren Bent are not getting into the game."

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Derby start the second half in an attacking mood, spending much of the first couple of minutes near Brentford's box.

KICK-OFF

Derby 0-1 Brentford

Derby make a change as Johnny Russell, who hasn't been feeling well today, comes off for fellow forward Simon Dawkins.

Derby get the second half going.