Ivan Toney's 31 goals have come in 49 appearances
Ivan Toney scored his 31st goal of the season as Brentford warmed up for the play-offs with a stylish final-day victory over Championship strugglers Bristol City.
The Bees, who were already guaranteed to finish third, led when Toney reacted quickly in the box and rounded keeper Daniel Bentley before tapping the ball home.
Bryan Mbeumo made it 2-0 from a neat pass by Sergi Canos following a glorious team move.
Canos sealed a dominant win for the Bees, who face Bournemouth in the play-offs, with a first-time finish at the far post, before substitute Louis Britton struck a late consolation on his debut for the visitors.
- Follow Saturday's EFL action
A young Robins side, that saw 17-year-old academy product Alex Scott handed his first start, struggled against a team who always looked like securing a 24th win of the season.
Marcus Forss twice went close in the early stages while the visitors also had a strong penalty claim for a push on Toney.
Nahki Wells had the home side's best chance just before the break, but his close-range shot was blocked.
Brentford's pressure was finally rewarded thanks to Toney's composed finish and a much-deserved victory was wrapped up in the final minutes through Mbeumo and Canos.
- Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text
- 1Bentley29SimpsonBooked at 54minsSubstituted forS Sessegnonat 72'minutes19MariappaSubstituted forVynerat 53'minutes6BakerBooked at 60mins3Dasilva42Massengo30Bakinson45PalmerBooked at 28minsSubstituted forJannehat 65'minutes36Scott21WellsSubstituted forEdwardsat 64'minutes37ConwaySubstituted forBrittonat 72'minutesBooked at 77mins
- 12O'Leary17Lansbury25Rowe26Vyner34Towler35Edwards40Britton43S Sessegnon46Janneh
- 1Raya18Jansson6Nørgaard5PinnockSubstituted forBech Sørensenat 45'minutes30Rasmussen8Jensen27JaneltSubstituted forBidstrupat 81'minutes7Canós24Fosu-HenrySubstituted forMarcondesat 72'minutes17ToneyBooked at 30minsSubstituted forMbeumoat 65'minutes15ForssSubstituted forGhoddosat 65'minutes
- 4Goode9Marcondes19Mbeumo20Ghoddos23Reid28Daniels29Bech Sørensen36Stevens41Bidstrup
Referee:James LiningtonMatch StatsHome TeamBristol CityAway TeamBrentfordPossessionHome26%Away74%ShotsHome4Away14Shots on TargetHome3Away5CornersHome1Away2FoulsHome12Away13Live TextPost update
Match ends, Bristol City 1, Brentford 3.
Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Brentford 3.
Goal! Bristol City 1, Brentford 3. Louis Britton (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Baker with a headed pass following a set piece situation.
Foul by Saman Ghoddos (Brentford).
Owura Edwards (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Steven Sessegnon.
Goal! Bristol City 0, Brentford 3. Sergi Canós (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Saman Ghoddos.
Substitution, Brentford. Mads Bidstrup replaces Vitaly Janelt.
Attempt missed. Sergi Canós (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.
Goal! Bristol City 0, Brentford 2. Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Sergi Canós.
Louis Britton (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Sergi Canós (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Louis Britton (Bristol City).
Attempt missed. Saman Ghoddos (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Bryan Mbeumo following a fast break.
Substitution, Brentford. Emiliano Marcondes replaces Tariqe Fosu-Henry.
Substitution, Bristol City. Steven Sessegnon replaces Danny Simpson.
Substitution, Bristol City. Louis Britton replaces Tommy Conway.
Attempt missed. Saman Ghoddos (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mads Rasmussen with a cross.
Attempt blocked. Sergi Canós (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Nørgaard.
Attempt saved. Christian Nørgaard (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mathias Jensen with a cross.
Page 1 of 5rewindpreviousNavigate to the next pagenextNavigate to the last pageforward