Brentford 2-0 Leeds United - Defeat on Milanic debut

Brentford 2 - 0 Leeds United

  • 47" Jota
  • 77" Alan McCormack

Ref: Dean Whitestone
Attendance: 10,886

Griffin Park interior, Brentford

Goals from Jota and Alan McCormack downed Darko Milanic's men in his first game as Leeds United manager.

Leeds United played their first game under new boss Darko Milanic today - but it dod not go according to plan as they lost to Brentford away from home.

Leeds struggled from the off as Brentford looked to put the squeeze on the club with their new manager in tow. Goalkeeper Marco Silvestri was called into action in the 23rd minute. He made a good save from an Alan Judge free-kick before getting up to save the rebound.

Brentford then had a chance to take the lead from the spot after a foul by Jason Pearce, but fortunately James Tarkowski missed his effort. However, on the brink of half-time, Leeds were finally punished.

It was summer signing Jota who scored the goal and Leeds were now firmly on the back foot.

Despite a chance for Mirko Antenucci in the second half Silvestri again remained the busier goalkeeper and in the end Brentford were good value for their Griffin Park victory - which was sealed when Alan McCormack scored in the 77th minute.

Not the start to Milanic's reign he would have liked.



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Team Lineups


  • David Button
  • Alan McCormack
  • Tony Craig
  • James Tarkowski
  • Jake Bidwell
  • Alex Pritchard
  • Jota
  • Alan Judge
  • Moses Odubajo
  • Jonathan Douglas
  • Andre Gray


  • Harlee Dean
  • Betinho
  • Nick Proschwitz
  • Jack Bonham
  • Marcos Tébar
  • Toumani Diagouraga
  • Jon-Miquel Toral

Leeds United

  • Marco Silvestri
  • Stephen Warnock
  • Jason Pearce
  • Giuseppe Bellusci
  • Sam Byram
  • Alex Mowatt
  • Lewis Cook
  • Tommaso Bianchi
  • Rodolph Austin
  • Mirco Antenucci
  • Souleymane Doukara


  • Stuart Taylor
  • Michael Tonge
  • Steve Morison
  • Liam Cooper
  • Luke Murphy
  • Casper Sloth
  • Scott Wootton

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