Bees too hot for Blades
Last Updated: November 24, 2012 6:52pm
Forrester: Scored memorable strike
Brentford stretched their unbeaten run to eight games with a 2-0 win over promotion-chasing Sheffield United.
The Bees went in two-up at the break after a quality finish from Clayton Donaldson and goal of the season contender from Harry Forrester.
Donaldson struck after three minutes, deftly glancing home Toumani Diagouraga's left-wing cross at the near post and Forrester made it two on the half-hour, turning brilliantly on halfway before smashing home a grasscutter from fully 25 yards.
Brentford were in almost total command before the break, but had to withstand wave after wave of pressure from the Blades in the second period and Bees goalkeeper Simon Moore, who had tipped Shaun Miller's point-blank header over before the break, had to be at his best to deny Nick Blackman in a one-on-one on the hour-mark.
Brentford loan signing Marcello Trotta thought he had calmed the host's nerves late on, but his tap-in after a Harlee Dean piledriver was parried clear, was ruled out for offside.
Miller's goalbound effort was cleared off the goalline by Donaldson in the dying minutes as the visitors lost their composure, Harry Maguire escaping with a yellow for a lunge on the striker when it might have been red.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 24th Nov
Brentford2 - 0Sheff Utd
Bury2 - 2Bournemth
Coventry1 - 1Portsmouth
Crewe2 - 0Crawley
Doncaster4 - 0Scunthorpe
Leyton Or2 - 0Preston
MK Dons5 - 1Colchester
Notts Co1 - 0Swindon
Oldham1 - 0Shrewsbury
Stevenage1 - 1Tranmere
Walsall1 - 1Hartlepool
Yeovil1 - 3Carlisle
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