Brentford 1-1 Crystal Palace: Vitaly Janelt breaks Eagles hearts in injury time

Winner: Vitaly Janelt  (Action Images via Reuters)
Winner: Vitaly Janelt (Action Images via Reuters)

Vitaly Janelt scored deep into injury time as Brentford earned a dramatic point in a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The 98th-minute header maintained the Bees’ unbeaten league run, which now stretches to 11 games, and denied Palace a much-needed win after Eberechi’s header of his own.

After a promising start with some good early chances, the clash descended into a cat-and-mouse affair with both sides taking turns in possession but struggling to create decent goal-scoring chances.

Ivan Toney provoked an angry response from Palace defender Joachim Andersen in the 49th minute when he went down as he turned in the box looking for a penalty, with Andersen reading him the riot act as the referee waved away his appeals for a spot kick.

Eberechi Eze's impact off the Palace bench was almost immediate, as he rose unmarked to head home a Michael Olise cross from close range in the 69th minute, and Brentford did little to suggest that they would be able to pull back a goal.

Despite looking toothless in attack, they somehow pulled it off in the sixth minute of stoppage time as substitute Janelt headed in a cross form Bryan Mbueno to send the home fans into raptures.

Additional reporting by Reuters.