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Brentford vs West Ham LIVE: Result and reaction from Premier League clash

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Follow live coverage as Brentford face West Ham United in the Premier League today.

Ivan Toney was missing from the Brentford squad for the clash. The striker was ruled out by what the club described as “a minor hamstring injury”.

West Ham made nine changes with one eye on Thursday’s Europa League Conference semi-final with AZ Alkmaar.

Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen were among those dropped to the bench with Michail Antonio missing out completely.

We will bring you all the action and updates from today's game in the live blog below:

Brentford vs West Ham LIVE: Premier League updates

  • Brentford host West Ham in a London derby in the Premier League

  • Brentford XI: Raya, Hickey, Pinnock, Mee, Henry, Damsgaard, Janelt, Jensen, Mbeumo, Schade, Wissa

  • West Ham XI: Fabianski, Johnson, Ogbonna, Aguerd, Emerson, Soucek, Downes, Fornals, Lanzini, Cornet, Ings

Brentford FC 2 - 0 West Ham United FC

Brentford vs West Ham United

16:15

Brentford vs West Ham United

16:06

Brentford stay on track for a top-half finish then, while West Ham have bigger fish to fry next week. They could still end the season with silverware. That's all for now. Goodbye!

Brentford vs West Ham United

16:04

Brentford's win lifts them above fellow West Londoners Fulham to ninth in the Premier League. They attempted a season-high 24 shots in this game. They're having a great season. West Ham stay 15th. They're technically still at risk of relegation, but they've got bigger fish to fry next week.

Brentford vs West Ham United

16:02

Brentford vs West Ham United

16:02

Brentford have completed the double over West Ham! The Bees wrapped up the win in the first half with goals from Mbuemo and Wissa. The visitors might have mounted a comeback had Ings' disallowed goal in the second half stood, but in truth they wouldn't have deserved it.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:57

FULL-TIME: BRENTFORD 2-0 WEST HAM UNITED

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:57

Roerslev hands West Ham one last corner, which Emerson swings it in and gets headed away. The Hammers keep the pressure on but can't create another clear cross. And that's it!

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:56

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:56

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:56

Fabianski comes to the rescue again to keep out Mbuemo's bouncing header. Brentford appeal for a penalty when Downes outmuscles Roerslev in the box. There's a brief VAR check but nothing more.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:54

There's a brief stoppage in play as Henry gets treated for a knock. It's nothing for Brentford to be concerned about.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:53

Five minutes of added time await. Benrahma cuts inside from the left and scoops the ball into Raya's arms. He's been West Ham's best player, despite only being on the pitch for half an hour.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:49

Fabianski gathers the ball in the penalty area as Onyeka's first touch lets him down. He's not to blame for West Ham's imminent defeat.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:48

No doubt Brentford would be happy to settle for just the two goals, but they're still looking for more when they can. Mbuemo cuts inside and gives Fabianski a simple save to make.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:47

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:47

Brentford do make another change though. Roerslev takes Hickey's place at right-back.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:47

West Ham's corner comes to nothing. Benrahma quickly wins another one, but the result is the same. Brentford aren't going to be beaten at their own set-piece game.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:44

Benrahma's latest run down the left is rewarded with a corner. West Ham will make a substitution before they take it.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:44

Substitution Daniel William John Ings Jarrod Bowen

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:43

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:43

Brentford are slowing the game down a little now. The Bees have no need to take too many risks, being two goals up with 10 minutes to go.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:40

Brentford get caught in possession but West Ham can't capitalise on the mistake. Benrahma scuffs a low shot into the arms of Raya.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:38

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:38

Hickey picks up the game's first yellow card for a mistimed challenge. It's been a clean game overall.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:38

Substitution Yoane Wissa Pelenda Joshua Tunga Dasilva

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:38

Substitution Mikkel Krogh Damsgaard Shandon Baptiste

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:38

Benrahma's corner delivery isn't the greatest. Brentford aren't troubled by it.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:35

Benrahma shows a bit of magic down the left to earn West Ham a corner.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:33

Mbuemo sends a header sailing over the crossbar. Brentford are still creating half-decent chances to score again.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:31

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:31

NO GOAL! BRENTFORD 2-0 WEST HAM UNITED! Ings' goal is ruled out as Mubama handled the ball as it rebounded into him off the post. It's a harsh decision, especially for Ings who did nothing wrong, but by the letter of the law it's the correct one.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:31

Substitution Mathias Jensen Ogochukwu Frank Onyeka

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:31

GOAL! BRENTFORD 2-1 WEST HAM UNITED! Ings pulls a goal back from the Hammers! Benrahma's floated cross kisses the far post and hits Mubama who's stretching to meet it. Lanzini hooks the ball back into the centre and the Englishman nods into the empty net. The goal's being checked for handball...

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:29

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:29

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:28

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:28

Assist Manuel Lanzini

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15:26

That's better from West Ham. Johnson bombs forward from right-back and forces Raya to turn his powerful shot away. Brentford hurriedly clear.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:26

West Ham have yet to have a shot in this half, unless Soucek's botched header counts. They've been poor.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:24

It's a Brentford corner. West Ham survive this one.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:24

Brentford keep on coming. Wissa heads wide from Henry's left-wing cross.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:21

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:20

Cornet's the last West Ham player to make way for now. Their youth product Mubama replaces him.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:21

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:20

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:19

West Ham decide to make change. Benrahma replaces the quiet Fornals.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:19

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:19

Substitution Gnaly Albert Maxwel Cornet Divin Saku Mubama

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:19

Brentford are queueing up to test Fabianski. Two of their players get in each other's way before Janelt fires over and the offside flag goes up.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:19

Substitution TomᚠSouček Declan Rice

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:19

Brentford's latest corner comes to nothing, but that won't bother them at all. They look more than capable of scoring another goal at least.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:17

Brentford nearly make it 3-0! Schade picks out Mbuemo with an excellent far-post cross. The Frenchman powers a header towards goal that Ogbonna stretches himself to block. Fabianski wasn't going to save it if he hadn't.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:17

West Ham are looking marginally brighter than they did in the opening 45 minutes, but not by much. Brentford still look comfortable.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:12

Wissa gets a first-time shot away as a poor clearance rebounds in his direction. He should find the target but fires just wide instead! West Ham are riding their luck.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:12

Brentford win a corner down their right which Mbuemo takes. It's cleared. West Ham almost but not quite get in behind on the counter.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:11

West Ham start the half by creating a reasonable chance. Soucek connects with a far-post header as the ball comes his way but the Czech midfielder can't get it on target.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:10

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:10

The second half gets started. Let's see whether West Ham fare any better than they did in the first half.

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:07

Brentford vs West Ham United

15:06

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:59

Brentford had 13 shots to West Ham's two in that first half and have lost just one game they've led at half-time in the Premier League this season. They're coasting to victory at the moment. West Ham understandably look distracted.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:57

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:56

A great first half for Brentford comes to an end. The game got off to a slow start, but the Bees have swarmed West Ham's second string so far. Moyes' men have struggled to defend set-pieces and haven't clicked yet at all.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:53

HALF-TIME: BRENTFORD 2-0 WEST HAM UNITED

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:53

The officials have added four minutes onto the end of this half, by the way. Schade's caught offside from Jensen's throughball.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:52

Brentford race up the other end of the pitch and come close to scoring again. Hickey jinks towards the box and shoots wide of the right-hand post.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:52

West Ham immediately respond to going 2-0 down! Ings goes for the bottom left corner from inside the box. Raya's on hand to deny the Englishman and concede a corner, which Brentford clear easily.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:50

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:47

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:47

Mbuemo sends the corner in from the right. Mee gets on the end of it and heads high and wide. West Ham will be relieved to go in at half-time just one goal behind.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:45

Assist Ben Mee

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:45

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:45

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:44

Brentford create a great chance from a trademark set-piece! A long throw-in from the left confuses Fabianski who flaps at a header. Wissa can't bundle the loose ball over the line, and Emerson makes an excellent block to send Damsgaard's drive wide for a corner.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:42

Henry blasts the ball against a West Ham defender from way out. The visitors have been far too passive so far.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:41

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:39

Schade turns to give himself sight of goal and has a crack at finding it from the edge of the box. The German drags his shot wide of the left-hand post.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:39

It's all Brentford currently. They earn a corner down their left. It's cleared by Ogbonna.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:35

Brentford almost double their lead! The Bees buzz their way to the edge of West Ham's penalty area. Fabianski gets down low to grab Wissa's fizzing shot.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:34

Breentford are back on the attack. Ogbonna heads away Mbuemo's left-footed curler.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:33

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:32

Mee requires some treatment now. Frank has a quick discussion with his assistants in the technical area. The centre-back looks good to continue though.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:30

West Ham get their first shot of the game. Emerson dribbles inside from the left and sends a tame shot at Raya, who makes an easy save.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:28

Janelt took a barge in the back from Lanzini as they challenged for a header. Thankfully it looks like the German will be able to shake the knock off.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:27

Fornals holds the ball up and waits for support. Cornet's cross from the left is cut out. Play's stopped as Janelt is down injured.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:25

Brentford swing a few crosses into West Ham's box, testing their resolve. The visitors deal with them all, but they're second best at the moment.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:25

Brentford are starting to enjoy themselves. They win a free-kick down their left as Fornals handles the ball.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:24

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:22

Assist Mathias Jensen

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:22

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:22

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:22

Schade's penalised for bundling over Johnson in an aerial challenge down Brentford's left.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:20

Ings and Lanzini combine down West Ham's left but they can't create a shooting opportunity.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:19

Brentford string a few nice passes together in midfield, but West Ham are able to regain the ball before things start to get dangerous.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:19

Brentford have had 62 per cent possession so far. The hosts aren't used to having to take the initiative in dictating the play.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:17

This game's gotten off to quite a slow start. Both teams have little to play for now, so it's understandable that the intensity's lacking in their play.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:15

West Ham have barely been able to get into Brentford's half so far. They do here, as Soucek's searching cross can't find the head of a team-mate.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:13

Brentford create a very good early chance! Schade curls a right-footed cross into the box that Damsgaard nods just wide from very close range.

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:11

Brentford vs West Ham United

14:11

Brentford win two corners in a row. It's been a good start by the West Londoners.

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