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Brentford vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League result and final score today

Spurs travel to the Gtech Community Stadium as they prepare for life after Harry Kane

Sports Staff
Sunday 13 August 2023 16:25 BST
James Maddison on the ball for Tottenham
James Maddison on the ball for Tottenham (Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur gave new manager Ange Postecoglou a rollercoaster Premier League debut when they started life after Harry Kane with a 2-2 draw in their opening game at Brentford on Sunday.

New signing James Maddison, taking on departed captain Kane’s number 10 shirt, pulled the strings in midfield and provided two assists as Spurs took the lead, fell behind and came back for a point with all the goals in a lively first half.

Cristian Romero headed the visitors in front in the 11th minute, after a long VAR check for possible offside, but Bryan Mbeumo equalised 15 minutes later from the penalty spot and the Bees were 2-1 up in the 36th after a deflected Yoane Wissa shot.

Tottenham, who said farewell to Kane when the club’s record scorer signed for Bayern Munich on Saturday, then made it 2-2 in first-half stoppage time when Emerson Royal lashed in a pass from Maddison.


Brentford vs Tottenham Hotspur

SAVE! First, Vicario manages to punch clear under heavy pressure inside his box, then Brentford recycle the ball and Wissa picks out Mbeumo with a throughball down the left side of the area, before the latter unleashes a powerful shot towards the bottom corner: Vicario is equal to it! That's a corner for the hosts.

13 August 2023 14:24

Brentford vs Tottenham Hotspur

GOAL GIVEN! After much scrutiny, Romero's goal stands! He was onside by a matter of millimeters! 1-0 to Spurs!

13 August 2023 14:21

Brentford vs Tottenham Hotspur

Substitution Cristian Gabriel Romero Davinson Sánchez Mina

13 August 2023 14:20

Brentford vs Tottenham Hotspur

OFFSIDE? Spurs' joy is quelled, as the VAR is now inspecting Romero's goal - it seems there's a suspicion of offside when he heads the ball in from close range. It's too close to call!

13 August 2023 14:20

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Assist James Daniel Maddison

13 August 2023 14:17

Brentford vs Tottenham Hotspur

Goal Cristian Gabriel Romero

13 August 2023 14:17

Brentford vs Tottenham Hotspur

After Collins concedes a corner, Brentford are put under significant pressure inside their own area, as the visitors zip the ball around purposefully in the final third.

13 August 2023 14:17

Brentford vs Tottenham Hotspur

Under new management today, Spurs' starting XI has an average age of 25 years and 65 days - their youngest in a Premier League match since March 2020 v Wolves, when Jose Mourinho was in charge.

13 August 2023 14:16

Brentford vs Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham have taken the intiative since the game got back under way, as Brentford sit back and seek to soak up pressure before countering at speed.

13 August 2023 14:14

Brentford vs Tottenham Hotspur

Following treatment, both players are ultimately able to recover from their collision, and after the action resumes they both rejoin the fray.

13 August 2023 14:12

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