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Chelsea stay top after Ben Chilwell’s superb strike keeps Brentford at bay

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It was no exaggeration to describe it as a siege. Chelsea had led through Ben Chilwell’s lovely finish on the stroke of half-time but it was Brentford who asked all the questions – with increasing urgency – as a pulsa...

Liverpool held to thrilling draw at Brentford after Wissa grabs his chance

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At the final whistle, Jürgen Klopp could not stop shaking his head in disbelief. Somehow his Liverpool side had contrived to throw away victory against a Brentford side that simply never stopped believing. While Klopp...

Canós and Nørgaard sink Arsenal to give Brentford dream start

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The anticipation had been building. For generations. Not since 1947 had Brentford hosted a top division match and, when it happened – in the club’s lovely new-ish stadium, which was packed out for the first time – it ...

Brentford promoted to Premier League for first time after stinging Swansea

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Brentford will play in the top flight for the time in 74 years after beating Swansea City 2-0 in the Championship play-off final at Wembley. Thomas Frank’s side, who lost to Fulham in last year’s final, made a spectac...

Swansea’s top defence faces Brentford entertainers in play-off collision

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Thomas Frank had not long finished wagging an index finger at ecstatic Brentford supporters on a victory lap last weekend – the message being that they are still one game from the Premier League – when the million-dol...

Brentford seek the perfect promotion to avoid being ‘a nearly team’

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It was the morning after the night before. Last August Brentford’s co-directors Rasmus Ankersen and Phil Giles, coaching staff and players convened at their Jersey Road training base, not to dissect play-off final def...

Championship roundup: Brentford drop more points as Forest grab draw

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Brentford’s stuttering promotion push suffered another blow after being held to a 1-1 draw by Championship strugglers Nottingham Forest. Ivan Toney’s spot-kick – his 28th goal of the season – gave the hosts a first-ha...