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All the news from at home and abroad over the past seven days

21 August 2017

Brentford news

A goal eight minutes into second-half added time denied Brentford their first three points of the season at home to Bristol City last Tuesday. Following Josh Brownhill’s opener, The Bees hit back in the second-half to take the lead inside the final ten minutes: Ollie Watkins and Neal Maupay on target. However, Bobby Reid capitalised on some pinball in the penalty area to level with virtually the last kick of the game.

Saturday’s trip to Portman Road ended with a third defeat in four Sky Bet Championship games as Martyn Waghorn and Joe Garner got on the scoresheet in East Anglia. The Bees dominated the opening 45 minutes but fell behind ten minutes from the interval and found themselves two behind three minutes into the second period.

Last Friday saw The B Team make it eight wins from eight this season with a 2-0 win over AFC Bournemouth at Jersey Road. Both goals came in the second-half as Herson Alves curled home a low shot ten minutes after the break before Justin Shaibu make it two midway through the half.

In club news at Griffin Park, the new plans and designs for the Brentford Community Stadium were shared after amendments were made to the original plan. 

Sky Bet Championship news

Cardiff City and Ipswich Town lead the way with the only two 100 per cent records in the second tier. Neil Warnock’s side have conceded just one goal in four games to lead the table from Ipswich in second. Wolverhampton Wanderers, Nottingham Forest, Leeds United, and Queens Park Rangers round out the current top six after the weekend’s action which also saw wins for Preston North End, Sheffield United, Derby County, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa and Burton Albion.

Tom Lawrence is now a Derby County player after signing from Leicester City while Fulham have added Portuguese defender Rui Fonte and Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo to the squad at Craven Cottage. Other moves last week saw Isaac Vassell leave Luton Town for Birmingham City, Omar Bogle sign for Cardiff City, while Huddersfield Town winger Sean Scannell swapped the John Smith’s Stadium for Burton Albion.

Football news

Manchester United made it two wins from two in the Premier League with a 4-0 win at Swansea City on Saturday and created a little piece of club history in the process. They lead the Premier League table on goal difference after scoring four times in their opening two league games for the first time ever. Huddersfield Town and West Bromwich Albion are also on six points while Everton and Manchester City have a chance to join them when they face each other this evening. At the bottom of the table AFC Bournemouth, Newcastle United, Brighton and Hove Albion, Crystal Palace, and West Ham United are still awaiting their first point.

In Europe, £200 million signing Neymar scored twice on his PSG home debut as they beat Toulouse 6-2 to move to the top of Ligue 1 while Real Madrid and Barcelona both got off to winning starts in La Liga. Inter Milan, AC, and Juventus were all victorious on the opening weekend in Serie A as were Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in Germany.

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