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Tom Garry

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  1. Bees end 50 years of hurt

    FT: Brentford 1-0 QPR

    So thanks for joining us, on a night that Brentford fans have waited for since 1965.

    QPR have now lost three of their last six games and, given their high expectations, you wonder how safe Chris Ramsey is in his job unless they can find some form quickly.

    Ramsey's side drop to 11th, while Brentford move above their local rivals into 10th place in the Championship table. You can re-live tonight's action in Gary Smee's fine match report here.

    Do join us again tomorrow when Birmingham City host Wolves in a lunchtime Midlands derby. Until then, good night and we wish you and your team all the best this weekend.

  2. Reaction

    FT: Brentford 1-0 QPR

    Brentford defender Jake Bidwell tells Sky Sports:

    "We're on a good run at the minute but we've just got to keep this going as long as we can.

    "The last few games have really shown what we're about. We've got to keep our feet on the ground and take it one game at a time."

  3. Reaction

    FT: Brentford 1-0 QPR

    Brentford defender Jake Bidwell tells Sky Sports the Bees players would love Lee Carsley to take the job permanently:

    "We changed the manager. You can see the place is buzzing tonight. Results speak for themselves.

    "All the lads love him. I think the lads would love him to take it on but at the end of the day he'll do what's right for him.

    "If he wants to take it, I'm sure it's there for him. But if not, you've got to respect that."

    Lee Carsley
  4. Reaction

    FT: Brentford 1-0 QPR

    Brentford goal scorer Marco Djuricin tells Sky Sports:

    "It was a very tough game for us. We are very happy.

    "Today I'm the lucky one to score a goal. I'm very happy."

  5. FT: Brentford 1-0 QPR

    Some happy Bees fans out there tonight I'm sure!


    Brentford 1-0 QPR

    Three clean sheets in a row. Four wins in a row. And a first derby victory over QPR for 50 years!

    Brentford celebrate a memorable night for the Bees at Griffin Park.

  7. Brentford 1-0 QPR

    Brentford win a free-kick in their own half and they will take their time with this. QPR look beaten.

  8. Brentford 1-0 QPR

    Brentford substitute Philipp Hofmann has a go from range but his left-footed shot trickles harmlessly wide. The hosts won't mind though, provided they can see out the closing stages.

  9. Brentford 1-0 QPR

    The hosts are keeping possession well. If they keep this up for four more minutes, QPR aren't going to have a sniff.


    Brentford 1-0 QPR

    QPR's Matt Phillips scampers down the right but can't get a cross in and Brentford win a goal kick.

    Griffin Park then rises to salute Marco Djuricin - whose goal looks to be the match winner - as he is replaced by Philipp Hofmann.

    Five minutes of added time will be played.

  11. Brentford 1-0 QPR

    QPR are running out of time. Charlie Austin has barely touched the ball since coming on. Have they left it too late?


    Brentford 1-0 QPR

    Brentford are doing a good job of helping the time pass by and keeping the clock ticking. QPR are yet to really conjure up a clear-cut chance since around the 50th minute.

    Goal scorer Marco Djuricin is booked for the hosts for a block on Robert Green.

  13. Brentford 1-0 QPR

    If things stay like this it will be a fourth straight win for Brentford and Lee Carsley.

    And just how much pressure would defeat heap onto QPR boss Chris Ramsey, given the high expectations Rangers have this season?


    Brentford 1-0 QPR

    The lively Alan McCormack is replaced by Lasse Vibe for the hosts.

  15. YELLOW CARD (Phillips)

    Brentford 1-0 QPR

    QPR winger Matt Phillips is booked for a late tackle from behind on Toumani Diagouraga.

  16. Brentford 1-0 QPR

    Brentford have not beaten QPR since 21 August 1965.

    They are now just 10 minutes away from a first win over their local rivals in 50 years.


    Brentford 1-0 QPR

    Konstantin Kerschbaumer comes on for Brentford's star performer, Alan Judge - who gets a warm reception from the home fans as he goes off. He has been terrific.

  18. Brentford 1-0 QPR

    QPR are probing - but not really creating many opportunities. Can they claw their way back onto level terms?


    Brentford 1-0 QPR

    It looks like Clint Hill turned very awkwardly on his knee there and that would explain how much difficulty he is having in hobbling off the field. Hopefully for him it isn't as serious as it looks.

    James Perch comes on to replace Hill and that is QPR's last available substitution.

  20. Brentford 1-0 QPR

    Brentford look to extend their lead but Jake Bidwell's header at the far post goes a yard or so over the crossbar.

    Now QPR defender Clint Hill receives treatment on the field for what looks like a painful injury.


    Brentford 1-0 QPR

    Junior Hoilett is brought on for Massimo Luongo in QPR's second change.

    That implies an attacking 4-4-2 now for the visitors, with Charlie Austin up top alongside Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Matt Phillips and Hoilett on the wings.

  22. Brentford 1-0 QPR

    Brentford's David Button has to come out very quickly to claim a through ball before the onrushing Charlie Austin can pounce.

    The goalkeeper gets there first but almost slides out of the penalty area. The QPR fans appeal for handball outside the area but Button managed to stay just inside the box.


    Brentford 1-0 QPR

    QPR make their first change and it is the one we've been expecting. Their top scorer Charlie Austin comes on for Tjaronn Chery.

  24. Brentford 1-0 QPR

    That opening goal means we have one stat that definitely isn't going to change tonight - Brentford and QPR rarely play out goalless draws and their 63rd meeting won't be providing one.

    Brentford QPR goalless info
  25. Brentford 1-0 QPR

    A flare has gone off somewhere in the home stands and the red smoke is wafting around the ground a bit, but not enough to halt the play. The home fans are rather excited, I'd say.

  26. GOAL (Djuricin)

    Brentford 1-0 QPR

    The deadlock is broken and the hosts are jubilant. Marco Djuricin gets in front of his marker inside the six-yard box to poke home at the near post from a dangerous low cross from Alan Judge. That's a really good striker's goal and the home crowd absolutely love it.

  27. Brentford 0-0 QPR

    QPR defender Grant Hall gets a bit of a talking to from the referee after challenging with a foot off the ground, and Brentford have a free-kick inside the QPR half. It comes to nothing though.

  28. Brentford 0-0 QPR

    QPR's Matt Phillips has a glorious chance to head in from six yards out but he is denied by David Button. That was a good opportunity, but a good save.

  29. CLOSE!

    Brentford 0-0 QPR

    Brentford almost take the lead straight after half-time but Marco Djuricin is denied from close range by a good Robert Green save.

    On the rebound, the ball falls to John Swift but his difficult half-volley flies narrowly over the bar.

  30. KICK-OFF

    Brentford 0-0 QPR

    Brentford get the second half started at Griffin Park.

  31. HT: Brentford 0-0 QPR

    The half-time stats are slightly misleading when you look at the shots on target.

    QPR have technically only had one strike on goal, but of course Massimo Luongo has hit the woodwork twice for Chris Ramsey's side.

    Not the goals we were expecting and hoping for, but there are still another 45 minutes for things to change.

    Brentford QPR stats
  32. Get involved via #bbcfootball

    HT: Brentford 0-0 QPR

    Who do you see winning this game then on the evidence of the first 45 minutes?

    Can QPR overcome Brentford - and the woodwork - in the second half?

    Or will the hosts delight Griffin Park with a derby-night victory?

    Get involved via #bbcfootball on Twitter.


    Brentford 0-0 QPR

    The whistle goes and yes, it is 0-0, but I did mean to say entertaining just then. After a slow start the last 15 minutes have been nothing short of frantic.

    QPR have hit the post twice and at the other end, Robert Green has been rather busy in his goal.

  34. Brentford 0-0 QPR

    One minute of added time has been indicated at the end of this entertaining half.


    Brentford 0-0 QPR

    Massimo Luongo hits the woodwork again! This time the QPR midfielder strikes the bottom of the far post with a low effort, after cutting inside in the area.

    Seconds before that, Robert Green did well to save a pacey Alan Judge strike from outside the area at the other end.

    But QPR - and especially Luongo - will consider themselves very unlucky not to be ahead.

  36. Brentford 0-0 QPR

    QPR have found their feet since the half-hour mark and look dangerous all of a sudden. Matt Phillips is creating space for himself on the wings and Karl Henry is getting stuck in in the middle. Yet Brentford still look threatening whenever they go forward too.


    Brentford 0-0 QPR

    It is end-to-end all of a sudden! QPR strike the upright, as Massimo Luongo flicks Matt Phillips' left-wing cross towards goal. I think the keeper was beaten.

    Moments earlier, only a fine bit of defending from Rangers' defender Grant Hall prevented Brentford having a clear shot on goal.

  38. Brentford 0-0 QPR

    At the other end, QPR keeper Robert Green needs two attempts to hold onto a curling shot from John Swift. That strike had a bit of sting in it. Decent effort.

  39. Brentford 0-0 QPR

    This is better from Rangers. Tjaronn Chery moves well to create himself a few yards of space and tries to chip the goalkeeper from the edge of the area, but misses the target.

  40. Brentford 0-0 QPR

    QPR have a crack for the first time tonight. Matt Phillips hits one from long range and it takes a small deflection but David Button makes a straightforward save.

  41. Brentford 0-0 QPR

    The home side are seeing a lot more of the ball so far and look most likely to make a breakthrough. Still a lack of quality in the final third from both teams though.

  42. Lurking on the bench

    Brentford 0-0 QPR

    If this game stays like this beyond half-time Brentford will be wary of one man sitting on the QPR bench tonight.

    Charlie Austin is among the visitors' substitutes after four weeks out injured and he sure has the potential to change this game if brought on.

    Charlie Austin
  43. YELLOW CARD (Tozser)

    Brentford 0-0 QPR

    QPR's Daniel Tozser is booked for a deliberate, late challenge on Alan McCormack as the Brentford midfielder looked to launch a quick counter attack. Tozser knew exactly what he was doing there and the referee had no hesitation showing him a card.


    Brentford 0-0 QPR

    Both Alan McCormack and Clint Hill are shown yellow cards by the referee after that little scuffle. Will that prove to be a sign of things to come in this fierce derby match?

  45. Handbags

    Brentford 0-0 QPR

    Alan McCormack kicks out at QPR defender Clint Hill, unhappy with a challenge from Hill, who retaliates by shoving the Bees midfielder to the ground.

  46. Brentford 0-0 QPR

    QPR winger Matt Phillips tries to get in behind the defence down the right flank but he is caught offside. The visitors will want to get him in the game more as the night goes on.

  47. Brentford 0-0 QPR

    You get the sense that this game is just simmering for the time being and could boil over at any moment, as soon as either side turns up the gas.

  48. Brentford 0-0 QPR

    Brentford win the first corner of the game and it goes deep over all but the deepest defender beyond the far post, who heads out only as far as Toumani Diagouraga - he tries a volley from the edge of the area but his effort goes high and wide, out for a goal kick.

  49. Post update

    A few less inside Griffin Park this evening, but you'd never know judging by the atmosphere.

  50. Brentford 0-0 QPR

    Brentford are slightly edging this so far. Alan McCormack heads over the bar for the hosts, from a deep cross from the left. It wasn't troubling the goalkeeper, but that is arguably the best effort of the game.

  51. Brentford 0-0 QPR

    Brentford's Alan McCormack jumps well to flick a long ball on for Marco Djuricin to chase, but the Austrian striker is offside.

  52. Brentford 0-0 QPR

    It is a slow start to say the least. Who will blink first and conjure up a meaningful attack?

  53. Brentford 0-0 QPR

    No real chances to tell you about yet. As is often the case in the early stages of many local derbies, the fans are dominating proceedings with plenty of noise.

    John Swift has the first shot of the game for Brentford, but it is an easy save for Robert Green, as Grant Hall's block helps take the pace out of the shot.

  54. Post update

    QPR co-chairman Tony Fernandes with a good luck message for his side.

  55. Brentford 0-0 QPR

    Any of you who joined us last night for Leeds v Blackburn might consider this to be a slow start by comparison - Blackburn took the lead after 17 seconds at Elland Road in that game.

    No such instant drama here, as both sides get a few early touches on the ball.

  56. KICK-OFF

    Brentford 0-0 QPR

    Tonight's visitors QPR, playing in their traditional blue and white kit, get things started.

  57. The teams are out

    Brentford v QPR (19:45 GMT)

    The players emerge at a noisy, packed Griffin Park.

    These two sets of fans have waited 12 years to face one another and they are making a real racket.

  58. Post update

    Brentford v QPR (19:45 GMT)

    Congratulations to QPR midfielder Leroy Fer who has become a new father. 

    The Dutch international is not in Chris Ramsey's squad, but I'm sure he'll have plenty of distractions elsewhere!

  59. Post update

    Brentford v QPR (19:45 GMT)

    QPR's last victory at Griffin Park was in April 2003 when Marc Bircham's 90th-minute strike secured a 2-1 win for the R's.

    The Canadian midfielder became something of a fan favourite during his five-year spell at Loftus Road.

    You can see why with that hairdo!

    Marc Bircham
  60. Post update

    Brentford v QPR (19:45 GMT)

    The records of both clubs certainly suggests there will be some goals tonight!

  61. Get involved at #bbcfootball

    Brentford v QPR (19:45 GMT)

    So how do you see this game going?

    And what are your best or worst west London derby memories?

    Get involved via #bbcfootball on Twitter.

  62. The form book

    Brentford v QPR (19:45 GMT)

    After a slow start to the season, tonight's hosts Brentford are enjoying something of a revival under Lee Carsley.

    The Bees are bidding for a fourth straight win in the Championship.

    Meanwhile, QPR have stuttered in recent weeks, winning just twice since August.

  63. Post update

    Brentford v QPR (19:45 GMT)

    There should be around 12,500 inside Griffin Park tonight.

  64. Full commentary on BBC Radio London

    Brentford v QPR (19:45 GMT)

    Those of you based in the capital can accompany our live text tonight with live commentary on BBC Radio London, led by Murray Burnell, who is alongside former Rangers forward Bradley Allen.

    ...and we can assure you the stands are a lot busier now than they were when Murray took that picture!

  65. Team news

    Brentford v QPR (19:45 GMT)

    QPR are also unchanged, with the in-form Jay Emmanuel-Thomas continuing to lead the attack.

    However, the big news is that top scorer Charlie Austin is back on the bench after a month out with a hamstring injury.

    QPR Starting XI

    Substitutes: Smithies, Perch, Doughty, Austin, Hoilett, Faurlin, Polter.

  66. Team news

    Brentford v QPR (19:45 GMT)

    Brentfordare unchanged from the starting XI thatwon 3-0at Charlton last time out.

    Here is how the hosts are lining up:

    Brentford team

    Substitutes:Hofmann, Bonham, Kerschbaumer, Vibe, O'Connell, Gogia, Canos.

  67. A west London derby

    Brentford v QPR (19:45 GMT)

    Good evening. Who is ready for a west London derby?

    Tonight we should be bringing you goals, goals and more goals!

    Why? Because no Championship side has scored more league goals so far this season than tonight's visitors QPR, and only one team has conceded more.

    Chris Ramsey

    Plenty of excitement to come tonight then, right? Or have I just preempted the curse of the commentator?

    Stay with us for live coverage of the Bees against the R's to find out.