Harvey Barnes takes West Brom in The Hawthorns to the top, but Lewis Macleod comes in as a substitute.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship game between West Brom and Brentford.

Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship game between West Brom and Brentford.

Substitute Lewis Macleod scored a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday night.

The Baggies missed a number of chances in the first half before Harvey Barnes fired them into the 77th minute, which seemed to bring them on their way to victory.

But Macleod nodded in the first minute of injury time in the second half to secure an important point for Thomas Frank and end a series of three defeats as a result of the Sky Bet Championship.

Lewis Macleod celebrates late for Brentford

Lewis Macleod celebrates late for Brentford

West Brom remained unchanged while Rico Henry, Emiliano Marcondes and Ollie Watkins arrived for Brentford.

West Brom dominated the entire first half and missed numerous chances to take the lead. Undoubtedly, the best of all was Jay Rodriguez after only three minutes when he managed to steer the ball only a few meters over an open goal after Barnes had found him at the far post.

Hal Robson-Kanu was the man who made a bad end on 27 minutes when Kieran Gibbs drew a fine ball after him, but he somehow managed to reach the goal from six yards out.

And two minutes earlier, Robson-Kanu also denied Rodriguez and the simple opportunity to turn the ball into an open goal when his touch at the near post toppled Matt Phillips' cross shortly after the strike of his strike partner.

Brentford improved in the second half and had a good chance to take the lead after 66 minutes. Substitute Moses Odubajo fed Emiliano Marcondes into the box with a deep, deep ball. However, Sam Johnstone's shot hit the box.

Harvey Barnes had brought West Brom to the top

Harvey Barnes had brought West Brom to the top

West bromine: Johnstone (6), Adarabioyo (5), Dawson (6), Hegazi (6), Gibbs (7), Livermore (6), Morrison (5), Phillips (8), Barnes (7), Robson Canoe (4 )), Rodriguez (4)

Subs: Gayle (5)

Brentford: Bentley (7), Dalsgaard (7), Konsa (5), Mepham (6), Henry (6), McEachran (6), Marcondes (7), Sawyers (7), Richter (5), Watkins (5), Maupay 5)

Subs: Odubajo (6), Macleod (7), Benrahma (n / a)

Man of the Game: Matt Phillips

Finally, West Brom made the breakthrough. Phillips played a one-two with James Morrison and then watched as his low ball headed for Barnes at the foot of Odubajo. Barnes saw his initial effort blocked by Chris Mepham, but he made no mistake with the second as he pushed her into the top corner.

But they could not hold each other. After 91 minutes, Marcondes had too much time to cross the ball from the right, and Macleod came past the far post and left it unmarked to steer the ball past Johnstone.

Man of the Game: Matt Phillips

A better finish to his strikers would have given Phillips a handful of assists at The Hawthorns. In the first half of the year, he also went out with a few standard long-distance runs and was a creative influence for West Brom.

The managers

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Darren Moore felt it was a dominant achievement on his side that deserved to win, but earned Brentford credit for their late equalizer.

Darren Moore felt it was a dominant achievement on his side that deserved to win, but earned Brentford credit for their late equalizer.

Darren Moore: "We all saw the game tonight, but I was satisfied with the performance, it was a dominant performance and we created opportunities that we would have taken in the past few weeks, but tonight we were missing that final touch.

"We had Brentford back for the majority of the game, but if it's just a 1-0 they'll always have a chance, we're disappointed they scored at the end of the game, but we keep going."

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Thomas Frank was proud that his team fought until the end and was rewarded with a late equalizer against West Brom.

Thomas Frank was proud that his team fought until the end and was rewarded with a late equalizer against West Brom.

Thomas Frank: "We had a tough run and in the first half we played a style we normally do not want to play in. We want to push high, but we were pushed back by the quality of West Brom and got a bit scared.

"Our level in the second half and the high-pressure game, that's Brentford's style, I'm really proud of the guys, this is a really difficult place to play today."

What's next?

West Brom will play live on Sky Sports Football on Friday night as Aston Villa hosts Brentford Swansea at Griffin Park on Saturday at 3pm.

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