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January 27, 2013
• Griffin Park, Brentford, Middlesex
Referee: J. Moss
• Attendance: 12146
M. Trotta 42'
H. Forrester 73'
Fernando Torres 83'
90' + 4'
That's your lot from me. Many thanks for joining us and have an excellent Sunday.
90' + 4'
That is that at Griffin Park. After an enthralling cup tie, Brentford and Chelsea will have to do it all again at Stamford Bridge. Trotta gave Brentford the lead, before Oscar brilliantly equalised. Forrester's penalty looked to have secured a shock result for the Bees but Fernando Torres swept home to deny the League One side a monumental Cupset.
90' + 3'
Huge shout for a penalty. Mata's cross does strike the hand of the Brentford defender, but in truth, he was trying to get it out of the way. Seconds to go.
90' + 2'
That's a real chance. Juan Mata is unable to bring down a searching Oscar pass when clear on goal. Brentford look like they may have earned themselves a lucrative replay at Stamford Bridge.
There will be four minutes of added time...
The equaliser has certainly given Fernando Torres a boost. He exchanges passes with Lampard but can't get his shot away as Douglas clears.
It's all Chelsea. Frank Lampard sends in a speculative 30-yarder which Scott Moore clings onto at the second attempt. Three left.
Adam John Forshaw
Was Ba needed? Brentford fail to clear their lines and after the ball runs to Fernando Torres on the edge of the 'D', he sweeps a delightful finish into the top corner to level affairs once more. Heartbreak for Brentford - can they regain the lead again!?
GOOOAAALLL!!! Chelsea (Torres)
Oh dear oh dear. Ryan Bertrand will not want to watch this again. A fine cross from the right is met by the youngster 5-yards out, but he directs his header wide, when it seemed easier to score. Demba Ba is thrown on for Chelsea.
The siege has started. A crazy goalmouth scramble eventually results in Gary Cahill sending a feeble overhead-kick into a grateful Moore's arms. Moments later, Fernando Torres blasts one over when he should have done better.
Brentford fans - you have 15 minutes to chew all of your nails and hope. Chelsea fans - you have 15 minutes to pray for a second equaliser. Rafael Benitez - you have 15 minutes to take off Ross Turnbull.
Penalty GoalHarry Forrester
Wow. Let's make some sense of that shall we? Adeyemi went clear on goal, skipped over the challenge of Turnbull but went over. Penalty given, although replays show contact was minimal at best. That man Forrester displays nerves of steel to dispatch the penalty cooly past Turnbull. Cupset is back on.
Yellow CardRoss Turnbull
GOOOOAAAALLL!!! Brentford (Forrester)
The way Ross Turnbull is dealing with crosses, expect to see a lot more aerials floated into the Chelsea area. He fails to deal with a corner, but Trotta can't quite manage to re-deliver the ball into the danger zone. Promising for Brentford.
Brentford again showing they're refusing to lie down in this tie and Harry Forrester really looks the man most likely. Good spell of possession from the home side.
Oscar is at it again. That boy seemingly has better feet than Michael Jackson. He dances past a couple of challenges, but drags his right-footed shot wide.
Fair play to Brentford. Far from being overawed by their expensively-assembled opponents, they're still giving it a right good go. Half an hour remains in London.
So Brentford's resistance lasts for seven minutes of the second-half. There looks only one winner of this tie now. Wave after wave of Chelsea attack descending upon the Bees' goal.
This is simply wonderful stuff from Oscar. He pulls a dropping ball out of the sky with one touch, wriggles through two Brentford challenges and with minimum back lift, thrashes a shot high into the roof of the net. Sublime from the Brazilian.
GOAALLL!! Chelsea (Oscar)
Chelsea have certainly sprung out of the traps in this second period. Juan Mata, unsurprisingly, is at the heart of everything positive for the Blues.
Bit of a waste this from Frank Lampard who sends a free-kick from an excellent position straight into a Brentford player, before the Bees eventually clear their lines.
Early sighter for Ramires but he clatters a half-volley wide from 25-yards.
Juan Mata has come on for Marko Marin as Chelsea search for that extra creative spark to unlock the Brentford defence.
We're underway again at Griffin Park.
45' + 1'
That's half-time. Marcello Trotta's rebound is the difference between the two sides. And what's more, they've deserved it. See you in 15.
Chelsea threaten briefly but they have it all to do in the second half. Brentford 45 minutes away from a monumental upset in the FA Cup.
Yellow CardGary Cahill
GOAL! Amazing scenes at Griffin Park! Frank Lampard is the latest to be dispossessed in midfield and after Ross Turnbull can only parry a long-range effort, Marcello Trotta is there to slam home the rebound. Cupset well and truly on.
GOOOAAALLLL!!!! Trotta (Brentford)
Chances remain at a premium at Griffin Park. That will suit Brentford just fine. Benitez with work to do at half-time.
Chelsea fans caught yawning on camera. Can't say I'm surprised. Brentford continuing to stifle their illustrious opponents. A misdirected Torres pass sums it all up right now for the Blues.
You just feel Brentford needed to take advantage of that little period of pressure. Chelsea surely cannot play any worse than they currently are. Wayward passing, a distinct lack of movement and no focal point up front.
And there's an example of Brentford's danger. A jinking run from Logan allows Forshaw the time and space to shoot, but he can only bend inches wide of Turnbull's post.
Approaching the half-hour mark in an intriguing first-half. Brentford should be very happy with their efforts so far, restricting the European champions to a handful of attempts and looking dangerous on occasions themselves. Chelsea in a battle.
A war of attrition, I think this can be described as. Still, Harry Forrester looks the man most likely, dispossessing Frank Lampard before running at Ramires and shoveling a shot wide.
Brentford continuing to defend stoically. Chelsea happy to pass the ball around in front of the Bees' defence, but yet to penetrate it.
Well, after a bright start, this has been far from plain-sailing for the Premier League side. The Bees, as you'd expect, getting into Chelsea's faces early on.
First signs of Chelsea appearing a little rattled, but Brentford yet to fashion a clear-cut opportunity. Ross Turnbull looking far from secure in the Blues' goal so far.
The expected 9-man wall forms and does its job as Harry Forrester blasts over the bar. Should have done better perhaps...
Rare you see this. John Terry passes back to Turnbull who picks the ball up. Indirect free-kick - 7-yards out.
A first sign of a Brentford threat as Trotta leads a dangerous counter-attack only to fire wastefully high and wide from an angle.
Oscar has been at the hub of all things good for Rafael Benitez's side so far. Brentford struggling to get a grip on the little Brazilian.
A chance finally for Brentford to gain some territory as pressure on Ross Turnbull forces the Chelsea goalkeeper to clear for a throw-in.
The pitch is a wonder at Griffin Park. Bobbles, patches missing - you have to love it. Chelsea seemingly don't. Brentford happy just to clear their lines as the Blues dominate possession.
The Blues nearly capitalise on that sprightly start but Oscar can only trickle a shot wide after good work down the right wing.
Chelsea starting well at Griffin Park, trying to get the ball down and pass their way through this Brentford side.
And we're underway at Griffin Park...
Good afternoon and welcome to Goal.com UK's play-by-play coverage of Brentford's FA Cup fourth round tie with Chelsea at Griffin Park. Kick-off is just moments away...
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