As it happened: Brentford 3-0 Fulham. Bees beat calamitous Fulham in the Carabao Cup
Players of Brentford FC celebrate winning the penalty shootout during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Brentford FC at The Hawthorns on September 22, 2020 in West Bromwich, England. Sporting Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Oli Scarff - Pool/Getty Images)

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19:257 months ago

Thanks for joining!

That's all from me, folks! It's been a great game of cup football and that goal from Benrahma was such a delight to see. Thanks for joining! 
19:237 months ago

FULL TIME: Brentford 3-0 Fulham

Brentford take their place in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup after an emphatic victory here. A goal from Marcus Forss and a brace from Said Benrahma sealed the win over a poor Fulham side.

Scott Parker will be extremely disappointed with the way his side played. The defending was calamitous and only Ademola Lookman put in a good performance going forward.

19:147 months ago

84': Almost four for Brentford

Fulham fail to deal with a corner kick as they half clear it to Emiliano, who forces a smart stop from Rodak. Fulham are falling apart at the back.
19:107 months ago

79': Substitute for Brentford

If there was a crowd, they'd be on their feet! Two-goal men Benrahma leaves the pitch for Fin Stevens.
19:087 months ago

78' GOAL BRENTFORD

WHAT A GOAL. Said Benhrama will have more suitors when they see this goal. He picks the ball up centrally around 25 yards out before dazzling past Michael Hector with a smart turn before curling the ball past Rodak. Superb.
19:007 months ago

68' Double change for Fulham

Ola Aina comes off for Denis Odoi, meanwhile, Aleksandar Mitrovic replaces Anthony Knockaert.
18:597 months ago

68' Double change for Brentford

Ghoddos and Da Silva leave the field, being replaced by Sergio Canos and Christian Norgaard.
18:557 months ago

Fulham's further woes

Yet again, defending is Fulham's let down. A fourth goal conceded from a set-piece this campaign. Even more frustrating for Scott Parker is that Fulham looked like equalising.
18:527 months ago

62' GOAL FOR BRENTFORD

Said Benrahma doubles the lead! It is horrific defending from Fulham. A free kick floated in from the right hand side onto the head of Ethan Pinnock. He flicked it on towards the back post where Benrahma can tap in unmarked. 
18:497 months ago

58': Another chance for Fulham

Lookman creating yet again for Fulham. The 22-year old drives at the Brentford defence before pulling it back for Jean-Michel Seri. It fell for the wrong man as the midfielder dragged it over. 
18:477 months ago

57: Da Silva goes close

Josh Da Silva forces a save from Rodak as he takes fly from 20 yards. Rodak didn't need to move for the save as it was hit straight down the middle.
18:467 months ago

55': Fulham much brighter

The introduction of Ademola Lookamn has changed Fulham's fortunes. He has put a spring in his teammates step with his quick movement with the ball. 
18:417 months ago

50' Massive chance for Fulham

Kabano goes so close! David Raya makes a brilliant save after the Fulham winger strikes inside the box after some quick feet from Ademola Lookman. 
18:367 months ago

46': Half-Time change for Fulham

Ademola Lookman replaces Josh Onomah at half-time to make his Fulham debut.
18:357 months ago

45' Second half starts

Fulham get us underway for the second half.
18:237 months ago

Half-Time thoughts

Both sides have failed to create too many golden chances. Every chance has come from a defensive error so far.

Fulham are failing to stretch the game in wide areas; Knockeart isn't causing Dominic Thomson too many problems. Kabano the brightest for Fulham, but he is up against Tariq Fosu, usually a winger. 

18:207 months ago

45': Half-Time: Brentford 1-0 Fulham

Scott Parker will be disappointed with the way Fulham went a goal down. Jean-Michel Seri lost the ball too easily. Brentford's pressing has been effective in creating counter-attacks. On the whole, a tame half. Marcus Forss' goal separates the two sides.
18:097 months ago

37' GOAL FOR BRENTFORD

Marcus Forss scores with an excellent finish. He started the move as he dispossessed Jean Michel Seri on the halfway line. He sprayed the ball to Ghoddos before receiving it back and emphatically finishing from 18 yards. 
18:047 months ago

32' Huge chance for Fulham

David Raya's blushes are spared as Knockeart puts the ball over. The Brentford goalkeeper gave the ball straight to Josh Onomah from a goal kick. He played in Knockaert but the Frenchman couldn't find a finish from a fairly tight angle.
17:587 months ago

26' Brentford half-chance

Brentford go close. Benrahma's cross reaches Tarique Fosu on the right-hand side. He laid it off to Josh Da Silva, who curled an effort an inch wide.
17:557 months ago

23' Jensen down for Brentford

We're halfway through the first-half and Mathias Jensen is down with a head injury. Not too many chances so far other than Kabano's delightful free-kick. Both sides are struggling to keep possession for long spells. 
17:497 months ago

16' Chance for Brentford

Said Benrahama's beautiful long ball reached the path of the new man Ghoddos, but his effort goes straight across the face of goal. Fulham's defence looks characteristically shaky.
17:457 months ago

12': Brentford appeal for a penalty

Brentford appeal for a penalty after Bnerahma's ball hits the arm of Stefan Johansen. No VAR in the Carabao Cup, though; otherwise, it may have been given.
17:427 months ago

10': Kebano hits the bar!

Neeskens Kabano rattles the bar from a free-kick. The winger went close from the left-hand side, around 20 yards out. Fulham very close to taking the lead.
17:317 months ago

Kick-off

And we're off! The home side gets us underway.
17:297 months ago

The teams are out!

The players are coming out of the tunnel ahead of kick-off! A place in the quarter-finals are up for grabs! Kick-off is imminent.
17:167 months ago

Scott Parker pre-match comments

Scott Parker to Sky Sports on Carabao Cup form: "Winning always helps. Hopefully, we get some confidence and play well by winning."
17:077 months ago

Thomas Frank pre-match comments

Thomas Frank to Sky Sports on revenge for Play-off final defeat: "The past is the past. Today is about creating history and getting to the quarter-finals because Brentford have never been there."
16:517 months ago

How to watch

Brentford vs Fulham in the Carabao Cup Round of 16 is available to watch to UK viewers on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.
16:467 months ago

Fulham 'ones to watch'

Ola Aina makes his debut for Fulham tonight following his move from Torino. Ademola Lookman is on the bench following his return to England after a spell with RB Leipzig
16:417 months ago

Brentford 'ones to watch'

Said Benrahama starts for Brentford and it will certainly be interesting to see what kind of display he shows ahead of a potential move. Saman Ghoddos is one to watch as it is his eagerly anticipated debut.
16:367 months ago

Fulham lineup

https://twitter.com/FulhamFC/status/1311689833245442050
16:317 months ago

Brentford lineup

https://twitter.com/BrentfordFC/status/1311689928011665411
16:267 months ago

Fulham team news

Fulham almost have a fresh squad coming off the back of the 3-0 home defeat to Aston Villa. However, they will be without Kenny Tete, Harrison Reed and Mario Lemina, giving Scott Parker a selection headache in midfield.
16:217 months ago

Brentford team news

Brentford are without left-back Rico Henry for this game; he sustained a hamstring injury. New signing Saman Ghoddos received international clearance so he could be involved tonight, whilst transfer speculation won't stop Said Benrahama being involved. 
16:167 months ago

Brentford looking for revenge!

Today's encounter is a repeat of the 2020 Championship Play-off final in which Fulham beat Brentford 2-0 thanks to an excellent double from Joe Bryan. Brentford will be hoping their fortunes will be different tonight. 
16:117 months ago

Kick-Off Time

Brentford vs Fulham will be played at the Brentford Community Stadium, in London, England. The kick-off is scheduled at 17:30 BST.
16:067 months ago

Welcome

Welcome to VAVEL UK’s LIVE coverage of the 2020 Carabao Cup match: Brentford vs Fulham! My name is Charlie Horner and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.com.
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