Ollie Watkins (left) netted his eighth goal in the Championship this season, in a dramatic game at Griffin Park.

Brentford scored three late goals to complete a dramatic turnaround against Millwall at Griffin Park.

Millwall looked in control at 2-0 up six minutes from full-time after Tom Bradshaw and Jed Wallace had scored.

Josh Dasilva netted what looked like a consolation goal for the Bees in the 84th minute, finding the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Bryan Mbeumo found the equaliser after 88 minutes, curling the ball in off the bar with a superb strike.

And Mbeumo set-up Ollie Watkins for a dramatic winner in the fourth minute of stoppage time, as the forward tapped home from inside the six-yard box.

Brentford had dominated for long periods, but could not take their chances until Dasilva’s opener sparked a frenetic finale.

The Bees spurned numerous chances to open the scoring before the break as Nikos Karelis struck the post and Watkins had a penalty well-saved by Lions keeper Bartosz Bialkowski.

Millwall took the lead against the run of play deep into first-half injury time through striker Bradshaw after a lengthy stoppage as Karelis was stretchered off for the hosts.

Watkins thought he had equalised for Brentford with a close-range header early in the second half, only for his goal to be ruled out for offside.

And Millwall caretaker-boss Adam Barrett looked set to continue his 100% winning record when his side went 2-0 up through Wallace’s spot kick.

But the late drama gave Brentford only their second home win of the season as they rose to 13th while Millwall dropped to 17th in the Championship table.

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank said:

“I think we 100% deserved to win. When you are 2-0 down with six minutes to go, to have that capacity, strength and character to turn it around is massive.

“Once we scored we had momentum and when you get that anything can happen, especially at Griffin Park.

“Earlier in the season we lost 1-0 to Birmingham and tried to pound our way through. This time we were calmer and more patient and it showed we have learned a lot from that experience.”

Millwall caretaker boss Adam Barrett said:

“It’s a bit of a shock really and I couldn’t believe it. At 2-0 we looked comfortable and they had almost run out of ideas.

“Their first goal changed the momentum of the game and gave them belief and their tails were up.

“Then they get a wicked deflection for their second and we didn’t see the game out and when you are two up away from home in this division, you have to come away and see the game out.”



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