Brentford moved off the bottom of the Championship with a hard-fought 0-0 draw with Wolves, the first time they have played out a goalless game in 2017.

The Bees had made the better start and Romaine Sawyers was brilliantly denied by John Ruddy with a thunderbolt of a strike.

Wolves fashioned chances themselves and Dan Bentley had to be alert to keep their front three of Diogo Jota, Leo Bonatini and Bright Enobakhare quiet.

Neal Maupay should have given Brentford the lead in the second half after a great ball across from Sawyers.

But the midfielder will feel he should have done better when the Frenchman returned the favour.

Bentley saved from Wolves' Jota.

And Nouha Dicko missed their best chance to seal three points in stoppage time but the hosts will be delighted with a clean sheet.

Below are how the Bees players rated.

Dan Bentley – Made up for a poor clearance with a great save. Will be delighted with a clean sheet. 7

Henrik Dalsgaard – A few mistakes defensively left Brentford under pressure but excelled going forward. 6

Harlee Dean – A solid performance from the centre back. 7

Yoann Barbet – A few errors. A few great challenges. 7

Maxime Colin – Playing out of position, he had some shaky moments but, generally acquitted himself well. 6

Kamo Mokotjo – Broke up play in the midfield. Tired in the second half. 7

Romaine Sawyers – Was superb for the Bees this afternoon. The only blot on his copybook was firing over when well placed. Man of the match. 8

Nico Yennaris – Not his best performance but did the simple things well. His poor free kick at the end nearly cost Brentford. 7

Jota – Was a shadow of the player that dazzled at the back end of last season. 5

Neal Maupay – Largely isolated but, when he did get a chance, will feel he should have scored. 6

Ollie Watkins – Lively when on the ball but it needs to be played to him slightly quicker. 7


Florian Jozefzoon – Brentford were much improved on the right when the Dutchman replaced Jota. 7

Ryan Woods – It's just good to see the Ginger Pirlo back in a Brentford shirt at Griffin Park. 7

Andreas Bjelland – Added strength at the back. 6