Here's how the player's rated in Brentford's 1-0 win over Aston Villa.

Daniel Bentley

Very little to do in the opening half but made a vital save from Hourihane after the break. Standing strong when faced a one-on-one. Looked immaculate under the high-ball, not something you can say too often about the shot stopper. 8

Moses Odubajo

Ran at 34-year-old Alan Hutton all game who will no doubt be having nightmares of the left-back tonight. Got forward constantly and linked up well with Benrahma. Defensively sound which is usually his downfall, but in truth Villa offered little down the right. 9

Ezri Konsa

One of the chief beneficiaries of Frank reverting to three at the back. Looks very comfortable and with Jeanvier and Barbet are forming a solid base which look hard to get past. 7

Julian Jeanvier

The driver of the back-line. The ‘beast’ at the back seems to breath confidence throughout the entire side. The usually robust Tammy Abraham seemed to wilt in the presence of the defender. 7

Yoann Barbet

Dovetails nicely with Konsa and Jeanvier and provides that bit of elegance the trio needs. A beautiful left foot, his ability to pick a pass is a real weapon in turning defence in to attack. 7

Kamohelo Mokotjo

A perfect foil for Sawyers. Broke up play constantly, neat and tidy in possession and managed the game well from the base of the midfield. A real unsung hero.7

Romaine Sawyers

The best passer on the park by a country mile. Split the defence with a number of through balls and switched play at will. Heartbeat of the side, even if he does look languid in possession. 7

Sergi Canos

Almost put the Bees in dreamland on three minutes with an outrageous 30-yard volley. A thorn in Villa’s side throughout. Looks threatening running from deep as opposed to being one of the front three. Playing with so much confidence. 8

Ollie Watkins

Guilty of being selfish on one or two occasions, which didn’t go unnoticed by Maupay. Ran down blind alleys one too many times, but always a willing runner. 7

Said Benrahama

Great control, great trickery but end product was missing today. Combined well in the first half with Odubajao but went off the boil in the second half as Villa sat deeper. 7

Neal Maupay

Guilty of missing a golden chance early in the second half and was getting more frustrated as the game went on. Battled all game with Tyrone Mings and popped up with a peach of a finish to steal it at the death. 8


Tom Field

Introduced for Canos but little time to make an impact.6