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The Week in Football

The news from the past seven days from the world of football

5 February 2018

Brentford News

With the January transfer window shutting last week there was one bit of incoming business on Tuesday as Chiedozie Ogbene joined The Bees from Limerick FC. The 20-year-old Irish winger became Brentford’s second January addition, joining on a three-and-a-half-year deal from the Irish top-flight club.

On the pitch, Sergi Canos’ first-half red card proved to be the turning point as Dean Smith’s side fell to a second straight league defeat on Saturday. The Spaniard was shown a straight red after 20 minutes for a foul on Martin Olsson with County going on to strike twice in four minutes before the break through Tom Huddlestone and Cameron Jerome. Matej Vydra scored a third from the penalty spot in injury time to leave The Bees in 11th, eight points outside the top six.

Sky Bet Championship News

It was a typically busy final few days in the transfer window as Championship clubs made a number of late additions to their squad. Tim Cahill made an emotional return to Millwall after 14 years away, Tommy Elphick swapped Aston Villa for Reading, and Leeds United signed West Brom youngster Tyler Roberts. Elsewhere, Gary Madine joined Cardiff City from Bolton Wanderers, Angus MacDonald signed for Hull City from Barnsley, Benik Afobe joined league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Fulham completed the double signing of Cyrus Christie and Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Defeat at home to Cardiff City on Saturday brought Thomas Christiansen’s seven-month tenure at Leeds United to an end. The Dane was sacked with The Whites winless in six and seven points outside the top six.

Football News

Premier League clubs spent a record £150 million on Deadline Day to take the month’s spending to £430 million. Aymeric Laporte joined Manchester City from Athletic Bilbao for £57 million on Tuesday before the big-spending continued on Wednesday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moving to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund with Olivier Giroud leaving The Emirates for Chelsea. The other big money moves saw Lucas Moura join Tottenham Hotspur from PSG, Andre Ayew return to Swansea City from West Ham, and Stoke City sign Badou Ndiaye from Galatasaray.

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