Mark Warburton joked that Brentford need to score some simple goals after a hat-trick of stunners handed them a 3-1 win over Crewe.
An Alan Judge brace and superb strike from Adam Forshaw extended the Bees’ unbeaten run to 19 league games as struggling Alex were easily disposed of.
And Warburton said: “I was having a go at them, we need to score some more simple goals!
“It was tremendous today, the first half especially.
“Without being rude, we should have been out of sight.
“That’s the only negative out of today – it could have been a lot, lot more.
“We need to be more clinical but some of the play throughout the game was extraordinary.”
It took just nine minutes to open the scoring as Judge netted with a superb effort that rifled into the far top corner after a mistake by Jon Guthrie.
And he doubled the lead after the break with an even better second, curling powerfully home from 25-yards.
It was no more than the visitors deserved and they made it 3-0 shortly afterwards, with Adam Forshaw going one better than Judge and arrowing an effort into the top corner from 35-yards.
Chuks Aneke pulled one back from Crewe from the spot after a penalty was awarded for handball.
But it was only a consolation and they had Ben Garratt to thank for keeping to score respectable as he saved from Forshaw and Clayton Donaldson late on.
And Alex boss Steve Davis was left in awe of the visitors.
“We know we’ve come up against one of the best teams, certainly in this league,” he said.
“Hopefully for them they get promoted. They deserve to with that group of players.
“They have got better players than we have and are a better team than we are.”