Brentford 3 Millwall 2
Ollie Watkins’ dramatic stoppage-time winner snatched victory from the jaws of defeat for Brentford.
Losing 2-0 with six minutes remaining, substitutes Josh Dasilva and Bryan Mbuemo, as well as Watkins, found three goals from nowhere right at the death.
It avoided what would have been an embarrassing second successive defeat, with the Bees wearing a blue strip especially designed to commemorate their first Griffin Park win against Millwall in 1904.
Watkins also missed a penalty in the first half and had a goal ruled out for offside in the second, after the home side had been afflicted by debutant striker Nikos Karelis being stretched off, having hit the post early on.
He went off just before Tom Bradshaw’s opener on the stroke of half-time and then Watkins conceded a penalty early the second half, converted with aplomb by Jed Wallace, as a sixth defeat of the season for boss Thomas Frank looked likely.
But Dasilva stroked one into the bottom corner on 84 minutes before Mbuemo’s stunning curler found the top corner three minutes later, and Watkins smashed in the winner from close range deep into stoppage time.
Brentford (4-3-3): Raya; Dalsgaard, Jansson, Jeanvier, Henry; Mokotjo, Norgaard (Dasilva 73), Jensen (Valencia 81); Watkins, Benrahma, Karelis (Mbuemo 45)
Subs not used: Daniels, Pinnock, Clarke, Zamburek