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Brentford vs Arsenal LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction tonight

Action from the Brentford Community Stadium as the new Premier League season got under way with a bang

Sarah Rendell
Friday 13 August 2021 22:26
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<p>Christian Norgaard celebrates Brentford’s second goal</p>

Christian Norgaard celebrates Brentford’s second goal

Brentford announced their arrival in the Premier League in style as goals from Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard secured a memorable 2-0 win over Arsenal.

A below-par Gunners side missing captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and fellow striker Alexandre Lacazette were deservedly beaten in the season’s opener.

The Bees, promoted via the play-offs last season, have finally come full circle as their last match in the top flight, in May 1947, was a 1-0 home defeat against Arsenal.

Seventy four years is a long time to wait to get your own back and the Community Stadium - which opened a year ago amidst lockdown - was rocking as 16,479 fans, most of whom were not able to witness their promotion, finally got the chance to celebrate.

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Premier League: Brentford 2-0 Arsenal

77 min: Pepe has hit the ball over the bar in a strike that sums up this Arsenal performance.

All the opportunity, no execution.

Sarah Rendell13 August 2021 21:37
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Premier League: Brentford 2-0 Arsenal

76 min: Arsenal free kick as Tierney is fouled by Onyeka.

On the edge of the box here, can they get one back?

Sarah Rendell13 August 2021 21:36
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Premier League: Brentford 2-0 Arsenal

76 min: I was about to write a post about how Arteta looked defeated just as his team were growing into the match but maybe he was reflecting the mood of the team.

Smith Rowe has a chance just go wide. He and Tierney have been playing well this evening but Arsenal as a whole haven’t been clinical.

Sarah Rendell13 August 2021 21:35
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Premier League: Brentford 2-0 Arsenal

73 min: Apologies that came from a throw in, not a corner.

An unbelievable amount of Arsenal players were in the box but somehow they’ve watched the ball bounce and not cleared it.

Norgaard makes no error and Brentford will be top of the league!

Sarah Rendell13 August 2021 21:34
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GOAL! Brentford 2-0 Arsenal

72 min: Norgaard scores!

Sarah Rendell13 August 2021 21:32
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Premier League: Brentford 1-0 Arsenal

72 min: Brentford boss Thomas Frank has jeered up the crowd who had started to dim their voices.

Shortly after the hosts win a corner! The impact of fans

Sarah Rendell13 August 2021 21:32
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Premier League: Brentford 1-0 Arsenal

71 min: Subs all round.

For Arsenal Nelson is on for Martinelli and for Brentford Sorensen is on for Ajer.

Sarah Rendell13 August 2021 21:31
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Premier League: Brentford 1-0 Arsenal

70 min: Xhaka couldn’t control his shot at goal as it is sent over the bar.

They are edging closer to the equaliser

Sarah Rendell13 August 2021 21:29
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Premier League: Brentford 1-0 Arsenal

68 min: Smith Rowe crosses into the box but Tierney wasn’t there to take the shot.

The Gunners still pressing here.

Sarah Rendell13 August 2021 21:28
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Premier League: Brentford 1-0 Arsenal

67 min: Will Arsenal score?

It is yet another chance spoiled as Chambers’ shot is blocked.

Sarah Rendell13 August 2021 21:27

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