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15/12/15

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Brentford's Championship season continued with a three-two defeat against Cardiff at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday, meaning Dean Smith lost for the first time since his Bees appointment.

Brentford were beaten, having comeback from two-nil down to secure what seemed to be a point, three-two by Cardiff in the Championship on Tuesday.

Tony Watt put Cardiff ahead on 20-minutes with that lead doubled by Kenwyne Jones, who was set up by Watt this time, to put the home side two-up at the break.

Shortly past the midway point of the second half Jake Bidwell pulled one back for Brentford when he headed home an Alan Judge corner before Chelsea loanee John Swift scored the goal the Bees had threatened to make it two-all with four-minutes to play.

The Bees then looked the more likely to win it, that was until Jones scored from range finish in injury-time to give Cardiff the points.

Before the opening Cardiff goal Anthony Pilkington had hit the crossbar for the Bluebirds with Button keeping Brentford in the game as at two-nil he saved from Watt in the second half, which would have finished it.

Defeat meant the chance to overtake Cardiff was missed with the Bees remaining in 10th but losing ground on the top six.

These were the other results.

Monday 14th December 2015
Blackburn 0-0 Nottm Forest

Tuesday 15th December 2015
Cardiff 3-2 Brentford
Charlton 2-2 Bolton
Derby 4-0 Bristol City
Fulham 1-2 Ipswich
Huddersfield 2-0 Rotherham
Middlesbrough 1-0 Burnley
MK Dons 2-1 Sheff Wed
Preston 1-1 Birmingham
QPR 2-2 Brighton

Wednesday 16th December 2015
Hull 2-1 Reading

This game is yet to be played.

Thursday 17th December 2015
Wolves v Leeds 19:45

Looking at these results the stand out ones (so far) have to be wins for Middlesbrough and MK Dons.

Whereas a reference has to be made to both Cardiff and Brighton, who lost two-goal leads! In the case of the Bluebirds though they recovered to beat Brentford three-two but the Seagulls had settle for a two-two draw with QPR that saw them lose top spot.

Middlesbrough's fine run (of cleansheets too) went on with a one-nil win over promotion rivals Burnley with this win at the Riverside Stadium seeing them claim the lead in the Championship ahead of the top of the table meeting with Brighton this weekend!

Play-off pushing Sheffield Wednesday saw their hopes suffer a setback with a surprise setback at MK Dons with Karl Robinson's side running out two-one winners to collect an important three-points at the Stadium:MK.

It'll be another full schedule this coming weekend, the final games ahead of Christmas.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday December 17 2015
Time: 7:54AM

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