Brentford beaten at home by Huddersfield

Brentford 0 Huddersfield 1

Brentford’s recent good run came to an end at Griffin Park. 

They were unable to find an equaliser after Rajiv van La Parra ‘s shot from the left-hand side of the penalty area was diverted past keeper Dan Bentley via a touch off Bees defender Harlee Dean. 

Their hopes of getting back into the game were frustrated both by Huddersfield’s well-drilled defence and some puzzling decisions from referee Oliver Langford.

Brentford were almost gifted an early goal when Phil Billing’s stray pass presented a chance to Jota, but Danny Ward dived to beat away the shot.

However, the visitors looked the more dangerous as the game progressed and Bentley denied Jack Payne before the breakthrough arrived on 28 minutes.

Left-back Rico Henry went close to grabbing an equaliser soon afterwards, dribbling around two opponents but drilling the chance across goal and wide.

The home side’s best opportunity came just after the break when Florian Jozefzoon got clear and cut the ball back for Lasse Vibe, who thumped over from close range.

The Danish forward also clipped the bar with a deflected shot, while the referee dashed Brentford’s hopes of a late penalty when Konstantin Kerschbaumer appeared to be upended in the box.

Nahki Wells could have increased the visitors’ margin of victory, striking the post with Bentley beaten.

Brentford: Bentley, Colin, Dean, Egan, Henry; Yennaris (Hofmann 81), Woods, Sawyers (Kerschbaumer 72); Jota, Vibe, Jozefzoon (Canos 64).