Douglas Luiz grabbed a late equaliser as Aston Villa snatched a 1-1 draw at Brentford.
Ivan Toney regarded to have secured a one centesimal win as Brentford boss for Thomas Frank along with his twentieth aim of the season.
However Villa have but to not rating in a match since Unai Emery was appointed supervisor final October, and Luiz saved up that document as their late European problem nearly stayed on monitor.
Villa had been unchanged from their 3-0 win over Newcastle final weekend, however had been unable to match that dazzling show in opposition to a bodily Bees facet.
All they needed to present for an anaemic first-half efficiency was Emiliano Buendia’s toe-poke, which compelled an early save from David Raya, and a narrowly large roller from John McGinn.
On the different finish Bryan Mbeumo was giving Alex Moreno the runaround, flicking Toney’s cross over the full-back’s head earlier than volleying straight at Emiliano Martinez.
Moreno received their subsequent duel with a goal-saving sliding deal with simply because the Cameroon ahead was about to sidefoot Vitaly Janelt’s cross into an empty internet.
Martinez bravely dived on the toes of Toney because the Bees frontman tried to steer in Kevin Schade’s low cross.
The Argentina World Cup winner additionally raced out of his space to disclaim Janelt, and should have damage himself within the course of as he was changed by Robin Olsen at half-time.
Olsen handled a looping header from Bees substitute Frank Onyeka, however then made an almighty mess of one other header from Schade.
The winger, but to attain for the Bees since becoming a member of on mortgage from Freiburg in January, was offered with an open aim however from a decent angle he fired into the side-netting.
Mbeumo also needs to have hit the goal after racing on to Toney’s ball excessive, solely to sky his first-time shot.
A aim was coming, and it arrived within the sixty fifth minute when Mbeumo tormented Moreno as soon as extra earlier than swinging in a cross which Ashley Younger missed and Toney transformed on the far publish.
Onyeka ought to have doubled the lead when he met one other Mbeumo cross however he scuffed his effort large.
It proved a pricey miss three minutes from time when, after a goalmouth scramble, Buendia pulled the ball again for Luiz to lash residence and snatch some extent.
There was nonetheless time for Ollie Watkins, who had a quiet sport in opposition to his outdated facet, to squander an opportunity to make it a club-record sixth straight Premier League win for Villa when his stoppage-time header flew over.
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