Half-time: Brentford 0 Brighton 0

Andre Gray’s sliced effort that was cleared off the line was the closest Brentford came to a first-half lead in the FA Cup third round.

Gray rounded Brighton keeper David Stockdale and tried to find the net from an acute angle but instead watched his shot trickle along the goal-line before being booted away in the second minute.

A Bees side with five changes also threatened through Jota and Alan Judge, while Sam Baldock was inches away from scoring for the Seagulls at the other end.

Jack Bonham made his first appearance of the season in the Brentford goal, while Tommy Smith made his first start since August and Arsenal loanee Jon Toral also began the match.

Harlee Dean and Toumani Diagouraga also came in while David Button, Jonathan Douglas and on-loan Spurs midfielder Alex Pritchard were not in the matchday squad.

Brentford: Bonham, Odubajo, Dean, Tarkowski, Bidwell, Diagouraga, Toral, Judge, Jota, Smith, Gray.
Subs: Lee, Craig, Saunders, Tebar, Dallas, Ywnnaris, Proschwitz.

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