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The Week in Football

All the major stories from the past seven days

25 September 2017

Brentford news

The Bees got up and running in the Sky Bet Championship with a 3-0 win over Bolton Wanderers on Saturday. Yoann Barbet, Nico Yennaris, and Ollie Watkins all scored spectacular goals as Dean Smith’s side earned three points for the first time this season. Four days earlier, Brentford’s run in the Carabao Cup had come to an end as Norwich City ran out 3-1 winners at Griffin Park: Josh Clarke scoring the late Bees consolation.

A strong Luton Town XI also beat Brentford B 4-1 at Jersey Road on Tuesday. The Hatters’ scored three in the first-half and then made the game safe late on, despite a Bradley Clayton goal two minutes after the break.

Sky Bet Championship news

The second tier’s top three all won over the weekend as Leeds United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Cardiff City continue to lead the way. Their lead was cut to three points on Sunday as Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United won the Steel City derby 4-2, thanks to a Leon Clarke double and goals from John Fleck and Mark Duffy. Preston North End and Middlesbrough round out the top six after they drew with Millwall and Fulham this weekend.

Aston Villa’s win over Nottingham Forest moved them up to ninth while The Bees were the only other side to take the three points over the weekend.

World Football news

The two Manchester clubs continue to lead the way at the head of the Premier League after City’s 5-0 win over Crystal Palace and United’s 1-0 success at Southampton. Hot on their heels are Antonio Conte’s Chelsea with Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, and Watford a further two points back, and five off the top.

In France, PSG dropped their first points of the season after a 0-0 draw at Montpellier which allowed Monaco to close to within a point at the top of the table while Barcelona made it six La Liga wins from six on Saturday with a 3-0 victory at Girona. Bayern Munich were held to a 2-2 draw by Wolfsburg on Friday night meaning Borussia Dortmund extended their lead at the top of the table to three points after a 6-1 demolition of Mönchengladbach. Napoli and Juventus continue to lead the way in Italy with 100 per cent records after six matches while Celtic won the first Auld Firm game of the season with a 2-0 victory at Rangers.  

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