1-0: Jeanvier (24, a scrambled effort by the Boro defence was not enough to keep the header out)

1-1: Wing (58, a drive from 25 yards out hit the post and deflected into the goal)

2-1: Mbuemo (60, a shot deflected off Moukoudi to wrongfoot Pears)

2-2: Fletcher (63, converted a header off a cross by Tavernier)

3-2 Watkins (87, connected to a cut-back by Norgaard and powered his shot home)

Bookings: Tavernier (68, foul)

Referee: Peter Bankes – managed the game well, let the contest flow 8

BRENTFORD (4-3-3): Raya 6, Dalsgaard 7, Jeanvier 6, Pinnock 7, Henry 6, Jensen 7 (Marcondes 73, 5), Norgaard 7, DASILVA 8, Mbuemo 6 (Roerslev 90), Watkins 7, Benrahma 7. Subs (not used): Daniels, Valencia, Fosu, Baptist, Racic


6 Pears: Could have counted himself slightly unlucky not to prevent the second Brentford goal;

7 Moukoudi: An impressive debut by the Cameroon international. Like Pears, unlucky with the second hosts effort

6 McNair: Did well enough in the middle of defence but ultimately came up short

6 Fry: His intervention in the first half to prevent Brentford scoring was the major highlight of his afternoon;

6 Howson: Carried out his tasks well enough in the Middlesbrough midfield, played solidly

7 WING: An excellent strike from 25 yards out earned Boro their first equaliser of the contest

6 Saville: Like so many other of his fellow midfielders, did enough work without the end reward

7 Coulson: Justified the decision of Jonathan Woodgate in starting him instead of Nmecha;

7 Tavernier: Had the best Boro effort of the first half, and supplied Fletcher with his goal

6 Johnson: Nearly put the visitors back into the game;

7 Fletcher: Netted one, almost could have won it for Boro late on but put too much touch on the ball.


Assombalonga (for Johnson 63): Worked hard enough in the final third. 5

Nmecha (for Tavernier 76)

Rudy Gestede (for Fletcher 86)

(not used): Mejias, Spence, Clayton, Morrison

MAN OF THE MATCH: Lewis Wing – the midfielder scored the goal of the afternoon with a sweet effort from distance.