Brentford maintained their recent fine form by beating Queens Park Rangers to extend their unbeaten championship to seven games.
After a low left-footed shot from German midfielder Vitaly Janelt gave the Bees the lead in the 14th minute, Lyndon Dykes powerfully finished an equalizer in the 26th minute from close range.
But Brentford’s top scorer Ivan Toney led the 64th-minute winner on a cross whipped with right foot by Emiliano Marcondes.
And all three points looked secure for the Bees when QPR defenseman Todd Kane was sent off for his second bookable offense, a high and late challenge on Marcus Forss.
QPR looks like the hosts should have been reduced to 10 men themselves much earlier, however, for last man’s first half challenge, Mads Bech Sorensen, on Dykes.
The Bees have lost just one of their last 10 meetings with QPR in all competitions, winning eight of them.
And, facing former Bees boss Mark Warburton, they seemed on course for a fourth straight West London derby victory when Toney and Rico Henry teamed up to settle Janelt on the edge of the zone. and that the German pierced his shot in the background. right corner – his first goal for the bees.
But the Rangers were tied in 12 minutes, triggered by winger Bright Osayi-Samuel’s powerful run to the right.
His superb cross, swung just outside the six-yard penalty area, chose Dykes, who arrived to crash home a left-footed volley into the roof of the net – his fifth goal of the season – and the only one the Bees have. let in during their current run.
He might have had more glee for the visitors too, after Dykes was pushed just to the edge of the box by Sorensen, who, as the last cover defender, arguably was lucky enough to stay on the pitch. with just a yellow card.
To add to the Hoops’ frustration, Brentford old boy Yoann Barbet’s free kick was deflected into the side net for a corner before Dykes spoiled another good chance in space when he lost his bearings and soared away.
But Brentford looked more in control after the break. And, after Toney thankfully got offside when the VAR, had it been used in the EFL, would have deemed it in-game, it didn’t take long to make amends.
Marcondes had a superb cross at the post and the summer signing of Peterborough United placed first for his 12th league goal of the season, putting him on par with Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong as the second-best scorer.
It also added to any fears QPR might have regarding Friday’s games. It was their 19th loss of the last 20 games played on a Friday in all competitions.
- 22DalsgaardReplaced byJanssonat 45 ‘minutes
- 29Bech SørensenBooked at 39 minutes
- 14DasilvaReplaced byJensenat 45 ‘minutes
- 9MarcondesReplaced byForssat 72 ‘minutes
- 19MbeumoReplaced byGhoddosat 87 ‘minutes
- 24Fosu-HenryReplaced byCanósat 71 ‘minutesBooked at 90 minutes
- 2KaneBooked at 84 minutes
- 25HämäläinenBooked at 29 minutesReplaced byGoodat 85 ‘minutes
- 12BallBooked at 74 minutesReplaced byAdomahat 80 ‘minutes
- 21WillockReplaced byThomasat 73 ‘minutes
Le match se termine, Brentford 2, Queens Park Rangers 1.
Second Half ends, Brentford 2, Queens Park Rangers 1.
Sergi Canós (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Lyndon Dykes (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Sergi Canós (Brentford).
Robert Dickie (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ivan Toney (Brentford).
Failed attempt. Saman Ghoddos (Brentford) right footed shot from the center of the box is too high. Assisted by Ivan Toney after a quick break.
Attempt blocked. Yoann Barbet (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bright Samuel.
Foul by Albert Adomah (Queens Park Rangers).
Ivan Toney (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Failed attempt. Ivan Toney (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sergi Canós.
Corner, Brentford. Corner, England.Conceded by Robert Dickie.
Attempt blocked. Marcus Forss (Brentford) right footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Toney with a deep ball.
Substitution, Brentford. Saman Ghoddos replaces Bryan Mbeumo.
Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Macauley Bonne replaces Niko Hämäläinen.
Second yellow card to Todd Kane (Queens Park Rangers) for dangerous play.
Foul by Todd Kane (Queens Park Rangers).
Marcus Forss (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Failed attempt. Lyndon Dykes (Queens Park Rangers) header from the center of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ilias Chair with a cross after a corner.