Brentford v Fulham player ratings

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Brentford came from a goal down to win an entertaining west London derby 3-1 against 10-man Fulham. Here’s how we rated the players at Griffin Park.


Dan Bentley: 7

Largely untested by Fulham, who named no recognised striker in their starting line-up. Couldn’t do much about the Whites’ opener.

Josh Clarke: 7

Shaky first half up against the link-up between Ryan Sessegnon and Neeskens Kebano down the wing, but got the better of them in the second period.

Andreas Bjelland: 7

Very little got past the Dane, with fellow Scandinavian Stefan Johansen offering no physical challenge against him.

John Egan: 7

Dealt with virtually everything that was thrown at him. Another solid display at the back.

Yoann Barbet: 7

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Handled the threat of Sheyi Ojo and Ryan Fredericks very well, aside from being exposed by the latter in the build-up to Fulham’s goal.

Kamohelo Mokotjo: 7

An assured performance, if a little under the radar.

Ryan Woods: 7

Pinned back by Johansen at times but remained mostly in charge of the middle.

Nico Yennaris: 7

Recycled the ball effectively as Brentford thwarted the visitors’ attacks.

Sergi Canos: 8

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Looked the home side’s most dangerous threat in the opening stages and was rewarded for his persistence with a goal. Had to limp off with cramp midway through the second half.

Lasse Vibe: 6

Forced off through injury too early for him to make his mark on the game.

Ollie Watkins: 9

A constant nuisance against Sessegnon and Odoi down the right, bursting through midfield to set up the opener and drawing the foul that led to Odoi’s red card. Put the ball away with confidence to cap off an excellent performance.

Romaine Sawyers: 8

Substituted on for Vibe in the early stages, took his goal well and teed up Watkins exquisitely to finish the game off. A performance that merits a place in the next starting line-up.

Lewis Macleod: 6

The young Scot held his own after returning from injury.



David Button: 5

Errant with much of his distribution, though he made a great reaction save from a Barbet header in the second half.

Ryan Fredericks: 6

Got his third assist of the season and looked lively going up and down the right flank. One of Fulham’s better performances of the afternoon.

Tomáš Kalas: 5

Brought the ball out with authority in the first half and won several aerial challenges, but lost possession more than usual.

Denis Odoi: 5

A solid first half from the Belgian was spoiled by a couple of sloppy challenges that resulted in his sending-off. Ultimately cost the visitors, who couldn’t mount a comeback with a man down.

Ryan Sessegnon: 5

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Provided the outlet going forwards but was caught on the counter several times, eventually leading to Brentford’s third goal that killed the game off.

Kevin McDonald: 5

Solid in the first half but had to spend the second at centre-back following Odoi’s dismissal, which starved the Fulham midfield of the shield it needed.

Oliver Norwood: 5

Stood strong defensively and headed a few Brentford crosses clear. Should have done better with one of Fredericks’ pull-backs, which he put well over the bar.

Tom Cairney: 6

Another improved 90 minutes from the Fulham captain on his return from a knee injury. Came very close to equalising with a curling effort against the crossbar from the edge of the box.

Sheyi Ojo: 6

Didn’t have many clear-cut chances but almost beat Bentley with a powerful drive in the first half. Tracked back tirelessly when the Whites were reduced to 10 men.

Stefan Johansen: 5

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Lacked composure and gave the ball away repeatedly, with only 74% pass accuracy. Another poor performance by the Norwegian’s standards.

Neeskens Kebano: 7

Showed quick feet and good control when linking up with Sessegnon down the wing. Took his goal very well on the stretch.

Rui Fonte: 5

Couldn’t get into the action when he was brought on with his team chasing the game.

Luca De La Torre: 5

Not the ideal circumstances for the youngster to grow his confidence in the first team. Nonetheless, he got more valuable minutes under his belt.