Ollie Watkins scored his 19th goal of the season to put Brentford 3-1 in front

Said Benrahma’s hat-trick helped Championship promotion hopefuls Brentford thrash Hull City in a game that saw calamitous goals scored at both ends of the pitch.

Hull, without star players Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki following deadline day moves, started well but found themselves behind when Benrahma cut inside and curled into the bottom corner.

It was a goal that completely changed the complexion of the game and the Bees, having taken control, doubled their lead when Hull defender Reece Burke glanced into his own net under no pressure when attempting to head the ball clear.

The hosts then pulled one back in even more bizarre circumstances as Ryan Tafazolli’s aimless pass forward from the halfway line drifted towards Brentford goalkeeper David Raya, but instead of easily controlling it he let the ball slip under his foot and into the net.

However, Ollie Watkins’ downward header, from Rico Henry’s superb cross on the half-volley, and two more slotted finishes from the impressive Benrahma ensured a comfortable Brentford win.

His treble also capped an emotional afternoon for the 24-year-old Algeria forward, who after each goal pointed to the sky in tribute to his late father, who died last week.

More to follow.

Burke’s headed own goal, under no pressure whatsoever, put Brentford 2-0 up…
Before Raya’s inexplicable error eight minutes later gave Hull hope

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