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Good afternoon and welcome to GetWestLondon's live coverage of Brentford vs Reading.

The Bees are looking for the first win of the season and Dean Smith is keen to get that against Jaap Stam's side.

The Royals had the week off due to Barnsley being in Carabao Cup action at Derby, while the Bees suffered a 2-1 reverse at Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night.

Brentford have been playing well this season but a lack of cutting edge have resulted in the west Londoners failing to turn their chances into goals and therefore points.

You can keep up to date with all the action from Griffin Park here on GetWestLondon. We will be bringing you live updates as they happen.

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Key Events

That’s the final whistle - Bees climb to 22nd after Birmingham lost

Sone Aluko hits the bar from 35 yards

Theo Archibald comes on for Florian Jozefzoon

Florian Jozefzoon has taken a cut to the face and Brentford are currently down to 10 men

Neal Maupay is brought down in the box but there was no penalty

Somehow Reading scramble it clear

Liam Moore booked for fouling Watkins

Jozefzoon shot deflects over the bar and Brentford win a corner again.

The corner comes to nothing as Liam Kelly is replaced by Leandro Bacuna

Ryan Woods feeds Rico Henry and his cross is turned behind for a corner.

Josh McEachran replaces Kamo Mokotjo

Nico Yennaris replaces Romaine Sawyers

Kelly lashes the shot past Bentley.

Reading win a penalty as Rico Henry is penalised for a push.

Florian Jozefzoon should make it 2-0 after being put through by Josh Clarke. However his shot goes wide. Egan is shown a white piece of paper (a yellow card) for an earlier foul

Josh Clarke is tearing the left side of Reading’s defence apart now. Superb from the academy product.

John Egan meets the free kick but his header is gathered by Mannone.

Josh Clarke bursts down the right with Van den Berg and Moore on his case all the way. He gets past them both and wins a free kick.

Ollie Watkins has a shot on goal but it’s over the bar.

That’s brilliant from Brentford as Romaine Sawyers produces a wonderful turn to set up Watkins. His ball into the box just can’t be turned home by Florian Jozefzoon

Reading fans appeal for hand ball in the box before Roy Beerens forces Dan Bentley into a brilliant fingertip save

Josh Clarke celebrates his goal

Josh Clarke celebrates his opener
Josh Clarke celebrates his opener (Image: Get Reading)

Neal Maupay gets the game back underway

Reading make a change with Roy Beerens replacing Jon Dadi Bodvarsson

That’s the half time whistle and Brentford are good value for their lead

Two minutes added time and Reading are nearly punished at the back with McShane losing the ball but Mannone saves his bacon.

Josh Clarke makes a superb tackle and wins a free kick. Into the closing stages of the first half now.

Paul McShane heads wide

Jozefzoon puts the free kick over

David Edwards next to see a bit of paper. A cynical foul on Ollie Watkins.