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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
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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.

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A clash of heads between Romero and Mbeumo on the edge of Spurs' box sees the action halted, and both medical teams race onto the pitch in order to assess them.

13 August 2023 14:10
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Following a brief delay, Brentford kick off, and we are under way in London!

13 August 2023 14:07
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Just as the game is set to start, kick off has been delayed due to a problem with sanitation inside Brentford Community Stadium. The anticipation builds still further!

13 August 2023 14:06
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The players are out on the pitch at Brentford Community Stadium, with kick-off now just moments away!

13 August 2023 14:00
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Spurs name a quartet of debutants for their Premier League opener, as Van de Ven, Udogie, Maddison and Vicario all start. The latter replaces club captain Hugo Lloris in goal, while Richarlison steps into the void left by Kane; new captain Son supports the Brazil striker up front. Rodrigo Bentancur joins Fraser Forster, Ryan Sessegnon and Bryan Gil on the sidelines due to injury.

13 August 2023 13:52
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While recent signings Flekken and Collins start for Brentford today, star striker Ivan Toney remains unavailable due to a suspension that runs until the start of 2024. With first-choice goalkeeper David Raya soon to depart, Flekken features between the posts, behind a lineup captained by Norgaard, who has overcome an injury to take his place in midfield. In Toney's absence, Mbeumo and Wissa are paired up front.

13 August 2023 13:49
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SUBS: Brandon Austin, Ben Davies, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Davinson Sanchez, Giovani Lo Celso, Manor Solomon, Pedro Porro, Ivan Perisic, Pape Sarr.

13 August 2023 13:45
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TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): Guglielmo Vicario; Emerson Royal, Micky van de Ven, Cristian Romero, Destiny Udogie; Oliver Skipp, Yves Bissouma; Dejan Kulusevski, James Maddison, Son Heung-Min; Richarlison.

13 August 2023 13:43
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SUBS: Thomas Strakosha, Mathias Jorgensen, Mikkel Damsgaard, Josh Dasilva, Mads Roerslev, Kevin Schade, Keane Lewis-Potter, Shandon Baptiste, Yehor Yarmoliuk.

13 August 2023 13:40
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BRENTFORD (3-5-2): Mark Flekken; Nathan Collins, Kristoffer Ajer, Ethan Pinnock; Aaron Hickey, Mathias Jensen, Christian Norgaard, Vitaly Janelt, Rico Henry; Yoane Wissa, Bryan Mbeumo.

13 August 2023 13:38

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