Brentford came out victorious in the last ever West London Derby at Griffin Park after a rampant first-half display ensured a 3-1 win against QPR. 

Three goals inside the opening 30 minutes from Said Benrahma, Bryan Mbeumo, and Ollie Watkins told a tale of poor defending from QPR's perspective. 

Mark Warburton's men regrouped in the second half and managed to score a consolation through Nahki Wells but the task of mounting a comeback seemed too much for the R's. 

Thomas Frank made one change to the side that thrashed Bristol City 4-0 on New Year’s Day by reinstating Henrik Dalsgaard at full-back following his recovery from injury. 

Given their recent home form, it was The Bees who assembled the first chances of the game which revelled the soldout crowd. 

Watkins was at the thick of both, first appeals for a penalty were waved away by the referee after the striker tangled with R’s defender Grant Hall inside the box before his swiveling shot went whiskers wide of the post in the 9th minute. 

Soon after, QPR experienced a chance of their own by Brentford’s own mishap when Pontus Jansson inadvertently headed Ryan Manning’s cross towards his own goal causing goalkeeper David Raya to call upon his quick reactions to make a save. 

However, Frank’s side finally had their breakthrough on 19 minutes when they carried out a training ground routine when Mathias Jensen drilled in a low free-kick which allowed Benrahma to slide a shot into the far corner. 

The hosts then doubled their lead a few minutes later when Christian Norgaard knocked a half-hearted clearance from R's keeper Joe Lumley into Mbeumo’s path and the winger pounced a poor header by Geoff Cameron to poke home. 

With a blink of an eye, Brentford had their third after woeful set-piece defending from QPR led Watkins heading into an empty net to complete a 30-minute rampage on The Hoops’ defence by Brentford’s front-three. 

QPR began the second half how they would have preferred to do the first – on top. 

Warburton’s half-time talk must have settled his players as they started to look confident with the ball and to his delight, they managed to peg one back when Bright Osayi-Samuel’s well-worked move down the right ended in Nahki Wells scoring his 12th of the season on the hour mark.  

However, the visitors' positive spell was short-lived as Brentford managed to reimpose themselves on the game and came close to adding a fourth when substitute Joel Valencia stung Lumley's palms injury time.