Date: 11th February 2020 at 10:08pm
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Leeds United

Griffin Park


11/02/2020 7:45 pm

Attendance: 12294

Referee: Jones

Brentford Leeds United
Benrahma (25) Cooper (38)
Raya Casilla
Dalsgaard Ayling
Jeanvier White
Pinnock Cooper
Henry Dallas
Jensen 89 Phillips
Norgaard Helder Costa
Dasilva 63 Hernandez
Mbeumo 89 Klich
Watkins Harrison
Benrahma Bamford 76


Valencia Castillo Meslier
Marcondes 63 Douglas
Fosu-Henry 89 Alioski
Baptiste 89 Berardi
Daniels Augustin 76
Racic Shackleton
Rasmussen Stevens

Game Statistics

7 Goal attempts 13
2 On Target 6
3 Corners 10
8 Fouls 8
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
33 % 67

With four defeats in the last five games allowing West Bromwich Albion the opportunity to open up a gap on us at the top of the Championship table, Leeds United’s trip to Griffin Park to face Brentford earlier this evening turned into the proverbial six pointer for many fans as we looked to get our mojo back.

Fourth placed Brentford were never going to be an easy task, but again, it’s not like our performances had fallen off a cliff, it was our old Achilles Heel of converting chances into actual goals that had been costing us.

The first half was certainly a tight affair, although we naturally dominated possession but we were edging opportunities in front of the net. They, however, took the lead 25 minutes in, but thankfully skipper Liam Cooper sent us into the break level as he scored the leveller in the 38th minute.

Following Casilla’s first half mishap, it was more of the same in the second half when it came to our performance – we dominated possession and created the far better chances – even getting more on target than the hosts – but despite six between the sticks from our 13 overall, we couldn’t get that second in to take all three points.

Not exactly the result we wanted to keep the pressure on West Brom and open more of a gap on those in the Play-Off spots, but it does bring to an end back to back defeats and that’s certainly something in terms of turning our recent form around…as long as we build on it.

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