Ten-man Bees take a point at Milwall

Brentford: Thomas Frank

Millwall 1 Brentford 1

Brentford turned in a spirited display to take a point from a hard-fought London derby with Millwall.

After falling behind to a Lee Gregory goal at the back post, Josh Dasilva drew the Bees level just three minutes later with an outstanding effort.

Bees captain Henrik Dalsgaard then saw red for bringing down Ben Thompson in a foot race before the break.

Relegation-threatened Millwall huffed and puffed throughout the second half as Brentford stood firm, with Neal Maupay and substitute Chiedozie Ogbene coming close to securing three points.

Yet again the Bees fell behind away from home, when Shane Ferguson’s corner went right across the six-yard box before Gregory spun and fired home.

Dasilva’s first goal for the Bees will live long in the memory, picking the ball up in space outside the box a curling a 25-yard effort into the top corner.

Dalgaard could have no complaints about his red card after leaning into Thompson as they both raced through the middle, eventually collapsing to the turf just outside the box.

Luke Daniels made a fantastic save from the resulting free kick, diving low to his left to palm the ball away.

Sergi Canos nearly put the Bees ahead on the stroke of half-time with a carbon copy of Dasilva’s effort, which cannoned off the bar.

In the second half a lon- range effort from Canos was punched away by David Martin, while Emiliano Marcondes tried his luck from 30 yards but was wide left.

In reply Jed Wallace hit the bar with a cross from a tight spot on the left, but Millwall simply ran out of ideas as Brentford held firm.