10th December 2021- Premier League, Brentford 2 Watford 1

WFC.net Jon Marks goal commentary: 1

Attendance: 16,861

BBC Sport: Brentford scored two goals in the final 10 minutes to come from behind and deny Watford victory. Bryan Mbeumo slotted in a stoppage-time penalty to make it 2-1, minutes after captain Pontus Jansson had equalised with a header at the back post.

Sky Sports: The Hornets took a first-half lead as they made the most of the absence of two of the Bees’ first-choice back three, with Dennis left unmarked to nod home Tom Cleverley’s corner just before the half-hour mark, with the hosts out of sorts with a number of their key players unavailable.

BHappy: That our defending is appalling is accepted, but this is only true sometimes.  Sometimes is often enough of course, but there would have been stuff to admire here if only we’d gotten away with it.  Bodies in the way.  Questions asked. Decisions forced, that sort of thing.

Fran’s Watford Blog: The home side continued to threaten and a shot from Onyeka was deflected wide.  The resultant corner was headed clear by King.  But the home side were level a minute later from another corner, the delivery from Forss was headed home by Jansson.  There was a VAR review for possible offside, but the goal stood so we had to endure the obnoxious tannoy announcer celebrating the goal for a second time.  The irritation at letting in a late goal was compounded by the knowledge that it had been coming, we only had ourselves to blame.  The home side had a chance to take the lead when a shot from Janelt was deflected over the bar.  The Watford goal was in danger from the corner, but João Pedro was on hand to clear off the line.  The fourth official indicated that there was 5 minutes of added time.  This started with another booking for the home side as Onyeka was penalised after pulling Kucka to the ground.  Ranieri made a final change bringing Tufan on for Dennis.  But the points were lost when Troost-Ekong made a stupid tackle on Ghoddos giving the referee no choice but to point to the spot.  Mbeumo sent Bachmann the wrong way, the home side were ahead in stoppage time and we had to listen to the loudmouth on the tannoy again.  That was the last action of the game, so the Hornets fell to a disappointing defeat on their first visit to the Brentford Community Stadium.