Brentford moved to within one point of the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs with a 2-1 victory at home against Cardiff City.

Bryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins gave the Bees a two goal lead before Marlon Pack pulled one back for the visitors.

Victory for Brentford saw them leapfrog Cardiff into seventh place in the table, with Cardiff dropping down to ninth.

Bees boss Thomas Frank felt like his side should have been more clinical when they were 2-0 up. As quoted by BBC Sport, he said: “The disappointing thing after going 2-0 up was we didn’t control the game until the end. We need to do that better.

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“We conceded from a free-kick and they threw a lot at us at the end. But I must praise the boys for that desire to defend with bodies and minds which we’ve really drilled into the boys. We weren’t really that afraid of conceding, but anything can happen when balls are being launched into the box like that in numbers.”

Cardiff City manager Neil Harris suffered his first defeat in charge of the Bluebirds, and he said that his players were not good enough.

“We threw caution to the wind at the end and went a little bit more direct, asked more questions and I think missed a couple of really good chances – one real sitter.”

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“But over the first hour of the game we deserved to be behind, we didn’t play as well as we have done, our decisions on the ball at times were questionable. Too many of my players were off the standards they’ve set under me and Brentford are a good side, they can punish you.”