Brentford hit woodwork twice and miss sitter in crazy five seconds against Barnsley

Brentford were left questioning their luck after a crazy five seconds which saw them do everything but score at Barnsley.

The Bees eventually ran out 3-1 winners thanks to a hat-trick from Ollie Watkins and a masterclass from Said Benrahma, but with the game deadlocked, the pair must’ve wondered whether it was going to be one of those days.

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Sky Sports briefly registered a goal, such was the confusion
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Just before half-time, Watkins raced through on goal and hit the post with a sliding effort.

The ball returned to his feet but his rebound effort cannoned off the underside of the crossbar, landing at the feet of Benrahma.

However, the Algerian blazed wide from 10 yards out with the goal at his mercy. How on earth did the ball stay out?

It was so bemusing that Sky Sports even briefly changed the score to 2-1!

You can watch the bizarre episode below:

Brentford boss Thomas Frank said: “I think you will see this on YouTube, the triple chance we had in the first half.”

The Bees were behind inside the first minute after Cauley Woodrow’s glorious effort, but the Bees hit back through Watkins 10 minutes before the break.

The 22-year-old – who has been operating as a makeshift centre forward since Neal Maupay’s departure – got on the end of Mathias Jensen’s inch-perfect cross to equalise.

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Watkins bagged a hat-trick of headers
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And a minute after the interval they had completed the turnaround, with Watkins sneaking in at the back post to nod home after Sergi Canos’ precise cross.

Canos turned provider again on 68 minutes as Watkins stooped and headed the ball past Bradley Collins, who got a hand to the ball but couldn’t keep it out.

In truth the 3-1 scoreline was kind to Barnsley, who were lucky not to concede another handful of goals on a miserable afternoon in Yorkshire.

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