MX23RW : Tuesday, March 19 09:07:38
Nov 1, 2017 at 7.45pm UK at ​St Andrew's
Attendance: 19,045
BirminghamBirmingham City
0-2
Brentford
FT(HT: 0-0)
Watkins (74' pen.), Maupay (84')

Result: Brentford continue unbeaten run with win over Birmingham City

Brentford extend their unbeaten run in the Championship to eight games with a 2-0 win over Birmingham City.

Brentford have extended their unbeaten run of Championship games to eight by sealing a 2-0 victory over Birmingham City at St Andrew's.

The visitors had an early opportunity when Lasse Vibe unleashed a right-footed shot from the centre of the danger area after latching on to Florian Josefzoon's pass, but the effort was blocked.

Birmingham suffered an early injury blow when Maxime Colin went to ground, and he received lengthy treatment before being replaced by David Cotterill, who had not played for the Blues since last month.

Marc Roberts came close to making the breakthrough for the home side when he aimed a header from inside the box, but the ball ended up going wide.

At the other end, Vibe forced a save after charging into the box and letting one fly, but neither side were able to grab the game by the scruff of the neck.

Cotterill's free kick ended up drifting through to Daniel Bentley, who ended up dropping the ball, but the hosts were unable to capitalise as the referee blew for a foul.

After 74 minutes of lacklustre displays from both sides, the deadlock was broken when Michael Morrison brought down Neal Maupay in the box, giving away a penalty in the process.

Ollie Watkins stepped up to take it and ended up nestling the ball into the bottom left corner, giving Brentford a boost heading into the 15 minutes of the game.

The Blues were unable to respond and they were punished further when Maupay wrapped up the contest with a low strike from the centre of the box.

Brentford move to 15th in the table, while Birmingham sit two points above the relegation zone.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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