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The latest football news from the past seven days

7 May 2018

Brentford News

A first-half injury-time goal from Jarrod Bowen denied Brentford a winning end to the season at Griffin Park on Sunday. The Bees entertained Hull City on the final day and took an early lead; Sergi Canos heading home his second goal in as many home games. However, The Tigers, who were second best for much of the first period, grabbed a leveller from close range on the stroke of the interval. Luke Daniels then saved a second-half penalty as both sides left with a point. 

Straight after the game, players, staff, and supporters decamped to the Clayton Hotel in Chiswick for the Club's Player of the Year Awards Dinner. A fourth-straight top ten finish was celebrated with Ryan Woods, Romaine Sawyers, and Yoann Barbet taking the main prizes. Woods received the Supporters' and Away Player of the Year prizes, while Romaine took the Players' Player and Community Player awards. Yoann Barbet completed the set by walking away with the Goal of the Season and Hottie of the Year. 

Brentford B finish their season tomorrow with a home game against Manchester City at Griffin Park, kick-off 7pm. Kevin O'Connor's side will also be looking for revenge after a 4-3 defeat at The Etihad Campus last Tuesday. Marcus Forss scored twice, with Bradley Clayton getting the other, but it proved to be in vain. 

Championship News

Issues at both ends of the table were resolved on a dramatic final day in the Sky Bet Championship. 

It was celebration time for Cardiff City and Neil Warnock after Fulham's defeat at Birmingham City. Defeat for The Whites confirmed City's promotion and ensured a record eighth promotion as manager for Neil Warnock. That result also confirmed that Birmingham City would be playing second tier football again next season. 

Another game with ramifications at both ends of the table was Barnsley's trip to Derby County. And there were contrasting fortunes at full-time with The Rams' victory confirming both their spot in the Play-Offs and Barnsley's relegation; The Tykes parting company with Jose Morais and his coaching time after the defeat.

Joining Barnsley and Sunderland in League One next year will be Burton Albion after their 2-1 defeat to Preston North End coupled with Bolton Wanderers dramatic 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest. 

This season's Play-Offs will see Fulham take on Derby County while Aston Villa and Middlesbrough will meet in the other semi-final.  

Football News

The best wishes of the football world were sent to Sir Alex Ferguson over the weekend after the former Manchester United boss underwent surgery for a brain hemorrhage. A statement from The Red Devils said the operation was successful but that a period of recovery and recuperation lay ahead for the 76-year-old.

Arsene Wenger's final home game as Arsenal manager ended in a 5-0 victory over Burnley at The Emirates. The French boss will bow out after 22 years in charge when The Gunners head to Huddersfield Town next weekend. That is because a single Diego Costa goal was enough to settle last Thursday's Europa League semi-final in favour of Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone's side will face Marseille in the final later this month. 

Stoke City's decade-long stay in the Premier League came to an end on Saturday after their defeat at home to Crystal Palace. However, West Bromwich Albion's hopes of the greatest of all great escapes remains just about alive after their victory over Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton's dramatic late draw at Everton. Another other than a draw between The Saints and Swansea City on Tuesday will relegate The Baggies but Darren Moore's side still have hope of avoiding the drop. 

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