Nov 1, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Griffin Park
Brentford
2-1
DerbyDerby County
Gray (49'), Dallas (94')
Douglas (90'), Judge (90'), Proschwitz (90')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Martin (27')
Buxton (53'), Dawkins (60'), Martin (83'), Omar (90')

Result: Derby County surrender top spot with late defeat at Brentford

Derby County fall off the top of the Championship table after losing 2-1 to Brentford at Griffin Park courtesy of a stoppage-time winner from Stuart Dallas.

Derby County surrendered their position as Championship leaders as they lost to mid-table Brentford in the dying seconds of the match.

Andre Gray of Brentford celebrates with Jonathan Douglas of Brentford after he scores to make it 1-1 during the Sky Bet Championship match against Derby on November 1, 2014© Getty Images

The Rams controlled the opening stages and almost took the lead with five minutes on the clock as Simon Dawkins surged into the Bees box and fired a shot into the side-netting.

Steve McClaren's side threatened again in the eighth minute. Chris Martin managed to get a shot away from the edge of the box, but his curling effort ended up the wrong side of the post.

Derby turned their dominance into a goal in the 26th minute when Craig Forsyth's measured cross was turned in off the post by Martin, whose tally for the season now stands at 12.

The Coldplay frontman's namesake almost had a second just after the half-hour mark, but his flicked effort was saved by David Button as Brentford kept their deficit at one come the interval.

McClaren's men were left ruing their missed chances early in the second period when the Bees drew level through Andre Gray, whose curling effort beat Jack Butland and found the top corner.

Derby continued to ask most of the questions, but it was Brentford who came close to a second in the 68th minute when Alan Judge's cross was headed against the post by Gray from close range.

Just as the match looked to be heading for a draw, the Bees snatched all three points in stoppage time as Stuart Dallas lashed a strike into the top corner to knock Derby off their Championship perch.

Chris Martin of Derby County (R) celebrates scoring the 2nd goal with Jamie Ward during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off semi final first leg match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Derby County at Amex Stadium on May 8, 2014
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