Tag Archives: Brentford

16th April 2022- Premier League, Watford 1 Brentford 2

WFC.Net goal commentary: 1

Attendance: 20,747

BBC Sport: Pontus Jansson’s last-minute header broke Watford hearts and gave Brentford a third successive Premier League win for the first time.

Sky Sports: Emmanuel Dennis had brought Watford level 10 minutes into the second half following Christian Norgaard’s 15th-minute opener. The home side then nearly won it in the 92nd minute as Imran Louza put the rebound over, following Josh King’s shot that had hit the post.

The Guardian: Not since Birmingham’s class of 1986 has a team in England’s top four divisions suffered 10 successive league defeats at home and Watford now trail Everton by six points, having played two games more. “It’s very hard to take,” said Roy Hodgson, who has yet to pick up a point in five matches at Vicarage Road. “We have to keep believing but who knows what can happen?”

BHappy: Since we beat Manchester United we’ve had all manner of what mere mortals might simply call a “home defeat”.  The hard-fought and unfortunate (Chelsea), the gutsy and worthy in which less than a thrashing feels like an accomplishment (City), the cruel suggestion of success disintegrating into humiliation (West Ham) all the way to the haplessly incompetent, banging our heads against the flimsiest of brick walls before falling over exhausted and letting inept opponents march all over us (Norwich, Leeds).  We’ll have names for all of these one day, or just grimaces that every Hornet will understand and anyone else will regard as simply what Watford supporters look like.

Fran’s Watford Blog: I arrived at the ground just in time to see Heurelho Gomes being interviewed.  It was his first chance to return to the club and say goodbye to the fans after leaving the club during lockdown.  His comments were as warm and lovely as you would expect, and it was great to remember happier times on the pitch.

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.

1st May 2021- Championship, Brentford 2 Watford 0

BBC Sport: Brentford’s Ivan Toney got his 30th goal of the season to equal the Championship record and help his side secure a third-placed finish as they beat second-placed Watford.

Sky Sports: the visitors were disrupted by first-half injuries to Cleverley and debutant Joseph Hungbo as Brentford began to dominate.

BHappy: our own line-up is decimated by a series of injuries variously described as minor and niggling on the official site but which presumably wouldn’t have been niggling enough to render players unavailable if promotion were still in question.  The exception is groin-injury victim Kiko of course, but Sarr, João Pedro, Sánchez and Chalobah are also all missing from the squad that sealed the deal against Millwall.  


From the Rookery End: Player of the Season and a blip at Brentford

15th December 2020- Championship, Watford 1 Brentford 1

This would be the final game of the season that Watford fans were allowed to attend as a rise in Covid cases brought the relaxation of government restrictions to an end the following weekend. The attendance was given as exactly 2000.

BBC Sport: In a frantic five second-half minutes at Vicarage Road, Brentford’s Ethan Pinnock was sent off for bundling over Ismaila Sarr in the box and Troy Deeney drilled home the resulting penalty. Toney then sent Ben Foster the wrong way after Christian Kabasele was penalised for handball.

Sky Sports: Substitute Stipe Perica had a header ruled out for Watford in the 82nd minute for offside – a call the officials also appeared to have got wrong as the striker was level with the last defender.

Official site: It was Deeney’s 137th goal for the club and he seems as hungry as ever. It didn’t end up as a winning penalty this time, as it really should have done against a Brentford side who played nearly half an hour with a man less, and that’s what will disappoint the captain the most.


13th June 2020- Friendly, Watford 2 Brentford 0

First half commentary
Second half commentary (sorry, I missed the first few seconds in which Brentford were awarded a free kick)

Watford 2 – 0 Brentford

Match report

Watford beat Brentford in a friendly before Premier League restart

Watford get the better of Brentford in friendly at Vicarage Road

Craig Shakespeare hopes Watford know what atmosphere to expect after beating Brentford

BrentfordFC.com: A goal in each half handed Brentford defeat against Premier League Watford in a behind closed doors friendly.

MailOnline: Troy Deeney returned to action for Watford as they beat Brentford 2-0 in a friendly match at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon.