Brentford 1 – 1 Crystal Palace

Brentford continued their impressive unbeaten Premier League run with a last-gasp equalizer against Crystal Palace.

The Bees are now 11 top-flight games without defeat after a late header from Vitaly Janelt denied Crystal Palace victory.

Bryan Mbeumo’s cross was met by Janelt who sent the home crowd wild deep into stoppage time.

Substitute Eberechi Eze had opened the scoring for Palace with his fourth goal of the season, beating Ethan Pinnock at the back post to get on the end of Michael Olise’s cross.

Chances were few and far between in a cagey game with few clear-cut opportunities.

Brentford captain Christian Norgaard had their best chance just before the hour mark when his half-volley was struck into the midriff of Vicente Guaita.

Janelt delivers for Brentford

All three of Janelt’s goals for Brentford this season have come at home and been scored in games that finished in a draw.

This one will feel like the most important with Crystal Palace on the verge of a crucial win.

Brentford are unbeaten in the league since October 29 and harbouring hopes of qualifying for Europe.

But the hosts were not at their best and Norgaard could have been more clinical with a shot which whistled past the post, a glancing header from a set-piece and a half-volley which Guaita saved.


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