The Carabao Cup third round has some special memories for Brentford fans as, seven years ago, they claimed their last competitive win over a side in the Premier League.

Much like this season, the Bees were struggling in the league and the cup had provided a useful distraction with Hull City beaten in the previous round.

The Toffees, though, were expected to be a sterner test and David Moyes named a strong side, which included the likes of Marouane Fellaini, Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka, Phil Neville among others.

However, it was youngster Seamus Coleman who the Toffees a sixth minute lead as the Premier League side asserted their authority early on.

Brentford grew into the game, however, and Gary Alexander sent the fans wild when he equalised just before half time.

Charlie McDonald missed a second half penalty after Coleman brought down Myles Weston as Jurgen Mucha saved his efforts.

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Everton had chances themselves as Magaye Gueye was denied by Lee as was Diniyar Bilyaletdinov with the match going the distance.

Both sides scored their first three attempts before Richard Lee saved from Jermaine Beckford.

Charlie MacDonald made up for his earlier miss as he made no mistake before Phil Jagielka struck the post to send the Bees into delirium and spark a joyous pitch invasion.

But what became of that Brentford side. GetWestLondon takes a look at the heroes from September 21 2010.

Richard Lee – Spent the next five years with Brentford making 66 league appearances in total, while having a brief loan spell at Fulham, before retiring. The goalkeeper is now an entrepreneur and runs goalkeeping clinic GK Icon among other businesses.

Richard Lee celebrates Brentford's victory

Craig Woodman – The left back is still playing for Exeter City, who he moved to in 2012.

Pim Balkestein – The centre back has had loan spells at Rochdale and AFC Wimbledon, who he signed for permanently, before returning to Holland where he has played for VVV-Venlo, SV Elversberg and De Treffers.

Michael Spillane – Signed for Dagenham & Redbridge in 2012 on a permanent basis and the former Ireland U21 international has had subsequent spells at Southend, Cambridge United, Sutton United, Lowestoft Town and Chelmsford City.

Karleigh Osborne – The popular defender departed in 2012 for Millwall and was part of the squad that reached the FA Cup semi finals that year. He went on to Bristol City, scoring a great goal against the Bees and getting injured at the same time, before he had spells at Colchester, AFC Wimbledon where he won promotion to League One, Plymouth and Kilmarnock. Osborne is now plying his trade with Grimsby.

Kevin O'Connor – The Bees legend hung up his boots in 2015, with his last touch being the winning penalty against Dagenham in the 2014/15 edition of the competition. He is still with the club and is in charge of the B team.

Myles Weston – Another departure in 2012, Weston moved to Gillingham before he had spells at Southend, Wycombe and is now at Ebbsfleet United. He has made four international appearances for Antigua and Barbuda.

Nicky Adams – The midfielder signed for Rochdale in 20111 where he made 60 appearances before moving to Crawley. The 30-year-old has played at Rotherham, Bury, Northampton and is now at Carlisle United.

Phil Neville tries to tackle Toumani Diagouraga

Toumani Diagouraga – The Frenchman is now a free agent after he was released by Leeds, who he signed for in 2016, ending his time at Brentford. He has previously had loan spells at Portsmouth and Ipswich since that game.

Gary Alexander – Left Brentford under a cloud for Crawley after a row with Uwe Rosler. Has had spells at AFC Wimbledon and Burton before going into management with Greenwich Borough.

Charlie MacDonald – Now playing under Alexander at Greenwich Borough. MacDonald has previously had spells with MK Dons, Leyton Orient, Oldham, Barnet where he won the Conference, Boreham Wood and St Albans.


Sam Saunders – The Bees legend left Brentford in January to move up the M40 to Wycombe and still remains a popular figure at Griffin Park to date.

Nicky Forster – By February, Forster was managing the Bees after Andy Scott's sacking. He had a brief stint with Lingfield before taking charge at Dover Athletic and subsequently Staines Town where he left in 2016.

Marcus Bean – Departed Griffin Park in 2012 for Colchester United and his status amongst Brentford fans was made clear when they serenaded him in 2014 after he scored for the Essex side against them. Joined Wycombe in 2015 and has been there ever since.


Andy Scott – He was sacked in February 2011 and has had spells in management at Rotherham and Aldershot. He is now the Bees' chief scout.