The Bees six match unbeaten run in the Sky Bet Championship became seven on Saturday as Dean Smith’s side edged out Preston North End at Deepdale. It was all square at the break after Nico Yennaris and Sean Maguire traded first-half goals. Romaine Sawyers restored Brentford’s advantage ten minutes after the break but Tom Barkhuizen hit back again for the home side shortly after. It was left to Ollie Watkins to settle matters with 20 minutes to play with his sixth of the season.
It was another good week for Brentford B too as they finished their three game tour to Italy with a 3-1 win over Inter Milan. After a draw against Atalanta and victory over Inter’s city rivals AC, goals from Sergi Canos, Justin Shaibu, and Theo Archibald wrapped up victory for Kevin O’Connor’s side.
Sky Bet Championship news
Sheffield United are the new Championship leaders after their 2-1 victory over Leeds United on Friday night. Youngster David Brooks proved to be the hero as he netted late on to send Chris Wilder’s newly-promoted Blades to the top of the table. Both Cardiff City and Wolverhampton Wanderers spurned chances to overtake United on Saturday as The Bluebirds were held to a goalless draw at home to Millwall while Wolves were beaten 2-1 at QPR.
A win for Bristol City at Sunderland lifted them back up to fourth above Leeds, Aston Villa, who shared the spoils in the second city derby with Birmingham City on Sunday, and Preston. Derby County are up to seventh after beating Norwich City while there were also wins for Ipswich Town, Nottingham Forest, and Middlesbrough.
World Football news
The league leaders in each of Europe’s top five leagues tasted victory over the weekend with wins for PSG, Manchester City, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Napoli.
Claude Puel got his reign at Leicester City off to a winning start after Jamie Vardy and Demarai Gray struck in their 2-0 win at home against Everton.
National League North side Salford City also hit the headlines this weekend after goalkeeper Max Crocombe was sent off late on in their game against Bradford Park Avenue after urinating in the stand during the match.