Yoann Barbet popped up late to rescue 10-man Brentford a point against Reading in a controversial but pulsating clash at Griffin Park.

Neal Maupay netted his ninth league goal this season but it was cancelled out by Jon Bodvarsson and John Swift either side of half-time.

Said Benrahma was sent off for a second bookable offence as six Bees players found themselves inside referee Geoff Eltringham’s book.

A rare 10 minutes of injury time were added on, which was enough to see Barbet head home the equaliser.

Here’s how we rated Brentford’s players…

Daniel Bentley – 4 – Goalkeepers are an easy target for criticism but he’ll be the first to tell you how disappointed he is. Dean Smith acknowledged the goals as two errors.

Henrik Dalsgaard – 6 – Modou Barrow posed a threat early on and made him look uncomfortable with his pace. Countered that with good contributions going forward.

Ezri Konsa – 6 – Got himself into trouble at times trying to play his way out of pressure with Mepham, which could’ve been very costly.

Chris Mepham – 7 – Jon Bodvarsson made a nuisance of himself, naturally, though he coped well. An early slip put Brentford on knife-edge.

Yoann Barbet – 7 – Had a frustrating first-half with a few errant passes and a foul ruled against him, so it was fitting that scored the leveller late on.

Josh McEachran – 6 – Not sure about his booking. Kept Brentford’s play ticking over as a deeper-lying midfielder in a decent outing. Replaced with Mokotjo.

Lewis Macleod – 7 – An all-action performance. He was everywhere, really got up and down the pitch and influenced Brentford’s attacks.

Romaine Sawyers – 6 – A mixed first 45 minutes. Could’ve scored the second had Leandro Bacuna not blocked him near the goal. Replaced with Canós.

Saïd Benrahma – 6 – The assist for Maupay’s goal was sweet enough, and he was a big outlet going forward, but the two bookings were poor from him.

Ollie Watkins – 5 – The first-half was a struggle for him and never really seemed to recover, not his best day. Replaced with Canós.

Neal Maupay – 8 – Who else for the opener? Made himself a handful for defenders. Continued to ask questions but soured his outing with that yellow card. Man of the match.


Sergi Canós – 6

Kamohelo Mokotjo – 6

Alan Judge – 6