Benrahma and Pinnock lead Brentford fightback
Said Benrahma and Ethan Pinnock sealed a dramatic comeback as Brentford boosted their bid for automatic promotion to the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Charlton at Griffin Park.
The visitors led through an eighth-minute goal from Macauley Bonne, but Benrahma levelled from the penalty spot before Pinnock headed the winner five minutes from time. Brentford’s win narrowed the gap to second-placed West Brom to just two points, ahead of the Midlands side’s clash with Derby tonight.
Barnsley gained a useful point as substitute Aapo Halme grabbed a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Luton. Luke Berry had put the hosts in front early on in the battle of the Championship’s bottom two teams, but Halme’s close-range strike levelled the score.
Huddersfield continued to edge closer to safety as they stretched their unbeaten run to three games with a goalless draw at Reading.
Sixth-placed Cardiff failed to consolidate their play-off position as they lost 3-2 at home to Blackburn. The home side had led twice, through Will Vaulks and Robert Glatzel, but the visitors responded through Danny Graham and Dominic Samuel before Adam Armstrong grabbed the winner on 70 minutes.