Yoane Wissa headed a late equaliser after coming on a substitute to earn Brentford a share of the spoin a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Tuesday.
Palace looked to be easing towards three points after in-form Wilfried Zaha’s stunning opener in the 59th minute.
Zaha cut in from the left to curl an unstoppable right-footed effort into the far corner, his fourth goal in the Premier League this season.
But Brentford hung in and Wissa was unmarked in the penalty area to salvage a point – his effort standing after a VAR check for offside went in favour of the visitors.
Brentford almost won it late on with Rico Henry having a great chance saved and Ben Mee heading against the crossbar.
It would have been tough on Patrick Vieira’s Palace if they had ended empty-handed and especially on Zaha who has started the season impressively.
Zaha illuminated the London derby just before the hour when he received a pass by Cheick Doucoure on the edge of the penalty area before cutting in and bending a shot with minimum backlift.
He had looked Palace’s most dangerous player in a first half of few chances, twice having efforts blocked by Brentford defender Aaron Hickey.
Michael Olise also grazed the post with a left-foot effort shortly before Zaha broke the deadlock.
Brentford are a resilient side, however, and went home happy thanks to Wissa’s late leveller.
A third draw for Brentford left them on six points from their opening five games with Palace on five.