Friday 21 November 2014, 7:45pm at Griffin Park, Brentford
Brentford
2
Dean 81'; Jota 90'+1
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Rodallega 57'

81' Goal

Harlee Dean
Assist by Stuart Dallas

90'+1 Goal

Jota
Assist by Alan Judge

28' Yellow Card

Harlee Dean Card was given for a foul

37' Yellow Card

Jon-Miquel Toral Card was given for a foul

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Stuart Dallas
Off:Jon-Miquel Toral

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jota
Off:Toumani Diagouraga

84' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nick Proschwitz
Off:Andre Gray

57' Goal

Hugo Rodallega
Assist by Ross McCormack

29' Yellow Card

Dan Burn Card was given for arguing during match

31' Yellow Card

Elsad Zverotic

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Thomas Eisfeld
Off:Bryan Ruiz

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A point was snatched from Fulham's grasp at Griffin Park as two late goals overturned Hugo Rodallega's strike.

A point was snatched from Fulham’s grasp at Griffin Park as two late Brentford goals overturned Hugo Rodallega’s strike.

The Whites had Marcus Bettinelli to thank after a string of top-class saves kept the Bees at bay and the scores level at half-time.

Picking up the tempo after the break, Rodallega calmly slotted in his seventh goal of the season on 57 minutes, converting Ross McCormack’s pass to put Fulham ahead.

Ten minutes from full-time, Harlee Dean drilled Brentford level and, as the clock ticked into stoppage time, Jota’s deflected effort found the back of the net.

The scrappy opening exchanges were punctuated by a couple of surging runs from towering midfielder Toumani Diagouraga, as the Bees began to control from the off.

There were warning signs when Andre Gray almost got in behind the Whites' defence, before the hosts’ first chance opened up on 12 minutes. Gray crossed for an unmarked Alex Pritchard at the far post but Elsad Zveroti─ç recovered well to block the goal-bound strike.

Brentford captain Tony Craig climbed highest to win the resulting corner but Marcus Bettinelli backtracked quickly to palm the ball over the crossbar.

The Whites were struggling to get a foothold in the game until they nearly took advantage of poor positioning in the Bees back-line, first Hugo Rodallega, then Ross McCormack hit shots from around the edge of the area but both efforts were charged down.

Bettinelli was called into action again on 19 minutes, stretching low to his left to make a good save from Jon Toral’s header, before Jonathan Douglas blazed a golden opportunity wide from six yards.

Rodallega threatened with a thundering run down the left which was only stopped by a Dean push, who subsequently saw a yellow card, but the Whites were almost punished as the free-kick was countered.

Racing down the left, Moses Odubajo’s cross was only half cleared and Diagouraga took aim from 18 yards. With the goal seemingly gaping, Bettinelli sprung across his box to touch the effort around the post.

Douglas blazed over from a good position on 34 minutes after Jake Bidwell made progress on Brentford’s left, and appeals for a penalty as Kostas Stafylidis challenged Diagouraga were waved away.

Bettinelli made another strong save, diving full length to parry away Alan Judge’s free-kick, then the Whites carved out their best chance of the half on the stroke of half-time. McCormack put a superb ball over for Rodallega to attack, but goalkeeper David Button was equal to the Colombian’s powerful header and pushed it away.

The Whites stemmed the flow of the Bees attacks after the interval and, on 51 minutes, Rodallega teed up McCormack. His 20-yard volley was heading for the bottom corner before Button stretched to tip it wide.

Bettinelli was at his very best once again moments later, saving with his legs after Gray bundled his way through on goal, but Rodallega provided the lethal finish on 57 minutes.

A sloppy pass by Dean gifted possession to Williams, the Welshman found McCormack and he put the ball on a plate for his strike partner to roll the ball past Button from 12 yards.

Brentford responded well to the set-back, and substitute Stuart Dallas almost found Gray inside the six-yard box with a square ball, but Bettinelli snatched the ball off his toes.

With Kit Symons seeking to tighten the game up, Thomas Eisfeld replaced Bryan Ruiz on 72 minutes, and the young German laid a smart pass on to Rodallega who stung Button’s hands to win a corner on 78 minutes.

But Brentford were not done and, two minutes later, Dallas provided the service for Dean to scuff a shot into the top corner, finally beating Bettinelli after his inspired display.

Eisfeld nearly squeezed a low shot past Button at the goalkeeper's near post but in the 91st minute, substitute Jota hit a speculative effort which beat Bettinelli after Burn's touch changed the ball's trajectory.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Friday 21 November 2014
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Griffin Park, Brentford
Attendance: 12,255

Referee: David Coote

Brentford

Line-up: Button; Odubajo, Dean, Craig, Bidwell; Douglas, Diagouraga (Jota 75'); Pritchard, Judge, Toral (Dallas 66'); Gray (Proschwitz 84')

Unused substitutes: Bonham, Tarkowski, Saunders, Smith

Manager: Mark Warburton

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Zverotic, Bodurov, Burn, Stafylidis; Ruiz (Eisfeld 74'), Christensen, Parker, George Williams; Rodallega, McCormack

Unused substitutes: Kiraly, Hutchinson, Roberts, Hyndman, Woodrow, Dembele

Manager: Kit Symons

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Derby County 17 32
2 A.F.C. Bournemouth 17 31
3 Middlesbrough 17 31
4 Brentford 18 31
5 Ipswich Town 17 30
6 Watford 17 29
7 Blackburn Rovers 17 27
8 Charlton Athletic 17 27
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 27
10 Norwich City 17 26
11 Cardiff City 18 26
12 Nottingham Forest 17 25
13 Sheffield Wednesday 17 21
14 Reading 18 21
15 Leeds United 17 20
16 Huddersfield Town 17 20
17 Fulham 18 19
18 Millwall 17 18
19 Rotherham United 17 18
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 17 17
21 Bolton Wanderers 17 17
22 Wigan Athletic 17 16
23 Birmingham City 17 16
24 Blackpool 17 7
Goals
2
1
Total Shots
18
9
Shots On Target
9
5
Passing Accuracy
80%
67%
Fouls
11
9
Corners
8
7
Offsides
3
3
Bookings
2
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Brentford (4-2-3-1)
  • 27David Button
  • 10Moses Odubajo
  • 6Harlee Dean
  • 5Tony Craig
  • 3Jake Bidwell
  • 8Jonathan Douglas
  • 20Toumani Diagouraga
  • 21Alex Pritchard
  • 18Alan Judge
  • 17Jon-Miquel Toral
  • 19Andre Gray
Substitutes
  • 16Jack Bonham
  • 26James Tarkowski
  • 7Sam Saunders
  • 15Stuart Dallas
  • 23Jota
  • 24Tommy Smith
  • 39Nick Proschwitz
Manager
  • Mark Warburton
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 13Elsad Zverotic
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 3Konstantinos Stafylidis
  • 10Bryan Ruiz
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 27George Williams
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
  • 44Ross McCormack
Substitutes
  • 1Gabor Kiraly
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 7Thomas Eisfeld
  • 14Patrick Roberts
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Manager
  • Kit Symons
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Brentford 2, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Brentford 2, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+5' Attempt saved. Jota (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Alex Pritchard (Brentford).
  • 90'+4' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+4' Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham).
  • 90'+3' Attempt saved. Nick Proschwitz (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.
  • 90'+1' Goal! Brentford 2, Fulham 1. Jota (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alan Judge.
  • 90'+1' Attempt saved. Thomas Eisfeld (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 87' Hand ball by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 86' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Thomas Eisfeld with a cross following a corner.
  • 86' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Tony Craig.
  • 86' Attempt blocked. Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 84' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alan Judge.
  • 84' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 84' Substitution, Brentford. Nick Proschwitz replaces Andre Gray.
  • 84' Foul by Jota (Brentford).
  • 84' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 81' Goal! Brentford 1, Fulham 1. Harlee Dean (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Stuart Dallas with a cross.
  • 78' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Button.
  • 78' Attempt saved. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Thomas Eisfeld with a through ball.
  • 75' Substitution, Brentford. Jota replaces Toumani Diagouraga.
  • 74' Substitution, Fulham. Thomas Eisfeld replaces Bryan Ruiz.
  • 73' Foul by Tony Craig (Brentford).
  • 73' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Attempt blocked. Harlee Dean (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan Douglas.
  • 73' Attempt missed. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alan Judge with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 72' Hand ball by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 72' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Elsad Zverotic.
  • 71' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 70' Moses Odubajo (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 70' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 70' Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).
  • 70' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 68' Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alan Judge.
  • 67' Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Alan Judge with a cross.
  • 66' Substitution, Brentford. Stuart Dallas replaces Jon-Miquel Toral.
  • 61' Offside, Brentford. Alex Pritchard tries a through ball, but Alan Judge is caught offside.
  • 57' Goal! Brentford 0, Fulham 1. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 55' Attempt saved. Andre Gray (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 52' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alan Judge.
  • 52' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Button.
  • 52' Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 51' Foul by Andre Gray (Brentford).
  • 51' Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • Second Half begins Brentford 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Brentford 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+1' Offside, Fulham. Ross McCormack tries a through ball, but Hugo Rodallega is caught offside.
  • 45' Attempt saved. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.
  • 44' Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).
  • 44' Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 44' Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 44' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 44' Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
  • 42' Jon-Miquel Toral (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 42' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 38' Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 38' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 38' Jon-Miquel Toral (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 37' Foul by Jon-Miquel Toral (Brentford).
  • 37' George Williams (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 36' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alan Judge.
  • 35' Foul by Andre Gray (Brentford).
  • 35' Dan Burn (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34' Attempt missed. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jake Bidwell with a cross.
  • 31' Elsad Zverotic (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 31' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 31' Attempt saved. Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.
  • 29' Dan Burn (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 29' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jonathan Douglas.
  • 28' Harlee Dean (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 28' Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).
  • 28' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 26' Attempt missed. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Alan Judge with a cross.
  • 22' Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).
  • 22' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 21' Attempt missed. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right following a corner.
  • 20' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 20' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 20' Attempt saved. Jon-Miquel Toral (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alan Judge with a cross.
  • 18' Moses Odubajo (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 18' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 16' David Button (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 16' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 16' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 14' Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 14' Foul by George Williams (Fulham).
  • 12' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 12' Attempt saved. Tony Craig (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross.
  • 12' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Elsad Zverotic.
  • 12' Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andre Gray with a cross.
  • 11' Offside, Brentford. Jonathan Douglas tries a through ball, but Alan Judge is caught offside.
  • 9' Offside, Fulham. Scott Parker tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 9' Offside, Brentford. David Button tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.
  • 7' Foul by Alex Pritchard (Brentford).
  • 7' Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 3' Offside, Fulham. Konstantinos Stafylidis tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.