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Brentford edged the battle of west London - but there wasn't a lot in it.

A game of five yellow cards, all of them bar one earned in the middle third, betrayed a lot of oomph if not a lot of class.

The one sublime moment arrived on 56 minutes when Bees cut the QPR defence in two for Alan Judge's perfect low cross to curl into the path of Marco Djuricin who converted with aplomb from five yards.

Lee Carsley praised Brentford's second-half showing that gained them a first win over QPR in 50 years - but it took 45 minutes for his side to wake up, as he explained.

"We were almost spectators within the game ourselves first half, and this in a great hostile environment. You want that passion," he said.

"But in the end I thought it was a great night for us. The fact QPR was a former Premier League game and we haven't beaten them for so long.

"But we're still letting crosses and shot go when they should be blocked, and we rode our luck at times in the first half."

Chris Ramsey pulled no punches when he labelled QPR 'naive' and while the Rs head coach had no problem with the result, he thought his own side might have contributed to their own downfall.

"There were times when we got the ball down and did OK. But you have to try and play the way the league is sometimes - and that's ugly," he said.

"Sometimes we've been a bit naive trying to cushion balls into people - and all of a sudden they're on you. They countered our counter (attack) and that's not really what you want when you're attacking at pace."