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AFC Bournemouth v Brentford Live Commentary, 01/10/2022

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That's all for today. Goodbye.
Next up, Bournemouth host Leicester City in the Premier League, with Brentford travelling to Newcastle.
Bournemouth and Brentford settle for a point each after a goalless game at the Vitality Stadium. The away side looked the most likely to score throughout the match, having opportunities either side of half-time. Damsgaard had a low whipped shot palmed away by Neto in the first half, with Ajer and Jansson failing to trouble the goalkeeper with headers. However, their best chance of breaking the deadlock came through Toney, who was quiet for most of the match. Latching onto a flicked pass from Dasilva, the striker could only shoot over the bar from close range. As for O'Neil’s side, they were toothless in attack for the majority of the game but could have had a penalty after 21 minutes. Racing into the box, Zemura went down under the challenge of Ajer who seemed to have missed the ball completely and clattered into the defender. With no penalty given, referee Bramall was sent to the screen to check the tackle, but he decided the Brentford man did nothing wrong and stuck with his original decision.
90' + 3' Smith whips a cross into the box but Lerma heads the ball over. Moments later, Billing looks to square the ball towards Cook but Mee clears it away.
90' + 2' The low cross from Tavernier is smashed away by Wissa.
90' + 1' Billing wins a free-kick in a crossing position after being taken to the ground by Hickey.
90' There will be four minutes of additional time.
87' Tavernier launches a curling ball into the box that is cleared out for a corner by Hickey. The former Middlesbrough man then puts the corner in, but it misses everyone and is cleared away.
85' Solanke holds up the ball just outside the box before laying it off to Tavernier who whips an attempt just outside of the left post.
F. Onyeka
S. Baptiste
84' Substitution for Brentford. Baptiste is replaced by Onyeka.
84' Brilliant from Mepham. He first blocks a shot from Toney inside the box before denying Wissa.
83' Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last three Premier League games (W1 D2). They last went longer without defeat in the competition in October 2018, a run of four under Eddie Howe (W3 D1).
81' Toney attempts to lob the ball over the wall but hits Mepham who directs it over.
79' Dasilva feeds Toney the ball on the right side of the box. He then cuts in before having his shot blocked. Still, in possession, the striker is taken down by Christie just outside the area.
77' Tavernier puts in another poor cross. This time from a corner, his driven attempt goes straight out for a goal-kick.
J. Lerma
Yellow Card
AFC Bournemouth
75' Lerma goes into the book after multiple fouls.
74' CLOSE! A deflected pass by Jensen is met by Dasilva who flicks the ball towards Toney inside the box. One-on-one with Neto, the striker directs the ball over the bar.
R. Christie
K. Moore
AFC Bournemouth
72' Substitution for Bournemouth. Moore is replaced by Christie. The home side are now playing the same team that drew with Newcastle.
70' Both teams have been wasteful in possession. Only Tottenham (78) have allowed more high turnovers against them than both Bournemouth (76) and Brentford (61) in the Premier League this season before today, while only Nottingham Forest (15) had conceded more shots from high turnovers than the Bees (14).
68' The free-kick is wasted. Tavernier crosses the ball straight into the hands of Raya.
A. Hickey
Yellow Card
67' Hickey gets a yellow card after bringing down Lerma who was bursting forward.
66' Lerma sends the ball long towards Tavernier but his pass has too much power. It bounces out for a goal-kick.
M. Jørgensen
P. Jansson
65' Substitution for Brentford. Jansson is replaced by Jorgensen. He hobbles off after injuring his leg clearing the ball away under pressure from Moore.
J. Dasilva
M. Damsgaard
61' Substitution for Brentford. Damsgaard's first Premier League start is over. He is replaced by Dasilva.
Y. Wissa
B. Mbeumo
61' Substitution for Brentford. Mbeumo is replaced by Wissa.
A. Hickey
K. Ajer
61' Substitution for Brentford. Ajer is replaced by Hickey.
59' Jensen puts in a deep free-kick towards Jansson, but his cross has too much height and it goes out for a goal-kick.
57' There have been 27 goals scored in Brentford’s seven Premier League matches so far this season (F15 A12), and only Leicester City (32) and Manchester City (29) have seen more in their games in 2022-23.
55' Billing tries his luck from distance but his free-kick goes well over the bar.
53' Bournemouth break away from a Brentford corner. Henry slides in, in an attempt to get the ball off the foot of Tavernier, who races forward but can only direct the ball to Moore. He gets the ball inside the box but is clattered into by Jansson. However, the defender was tripped by Lerma and the away side have a free-kick.
51' SO CLOSE! A deep corner from Tavernier is met by Moore who heads the ball to Lerma. The midfielder flicks the ball towards goal, with Toney getting back to clear just before it would have crossed the line. Raya was caught out and is saved by the striker.
49' Tavernier drives into the box and looks for Solanke, but his pass is cut out by Henry.
48' Ajer and Toney combine, with the striker knocking the ball down the middle of the pitch. However, nobody is there to meet the pass and Neto has possession.
46' The game is back under way.
Bournemouth have been at their most threatening so far when they have looked to retain possession and sustain attacks by slowly moving the ball up the pitch. With Moore and Solanke, they have been eager to launch the ball forward to their tall attackers, but have regularly lost the ball. Instead, they should find Zemura and Tavernier who have carried the ball well. As for Brentford, they must get Toney more involved. Frustrated for most of the first half, the striker has had the fewest touches of all players (15).
The game is goalless at half-time. Brentford have enjoyed the better of the first half, with Damsgaard having their first opportunity. On his first Premier League start, the former Sampdoria man cut into the box from the left before unleashing a curling effort that was pushed away by Neto. Defenders Jansson and Ajer failed to covert headers, with the home side having just one shot in the opening 45 minutes. However, they could have been awarded a penalty. After Zemura was clattered into by a sliding Ajer inside the box, referee Bramall was asked to visit the monitor to analyse the challenge. However, after considering the evidence, he stuck with his original decision and no penalty was given.
45' + 5' Jensen's ball in is cleared away.
45' + 4' Brentford have a corner deep into additional time.
I. Toney
Yellow Card
45' + 2' Toney looks to direct Janelt's pass towards goal but misses the ball completely. The striker then kicks the ball into the crowd and receives a yellow card. For the second time, Neto is not happy with Toney.
44' BLOCK! Solanke holds the ball inside the left of the box and slides it into Tavernier. Running free, his shot is blocked by a diving Mee to diverts the ball out for a corner.
43' CLOSE! A corner from Jensen eventually comes to Damsgaard who floats the ball across the box. Ajer gets to it but heads the ball onto the roof of the net.
42' Mbeumo sends a cross into the box that is flicked into the air by Senesi. Still, inside the box, Toney clatters into Neto attempting to get the ball. The goalkeeper throws his arms up in frustration, he is not happy with the challenge and thinks the striker struck him with an elbow.
40' Toney pulls the ball across the box looking for Mbeumo, but Neto sticks out a hand to claw it away from the incoming Brentford player.
39' Senesi sends a deep cross into Solanke but his header goes well over.
38' Baptiste sends the ball forward long towards Toney but Neto collects with ease. The striker has struggled to get involved so far.
35' Bournemouth are yet to have a shot so far, compared to Brentford's five.
33' Lerma looks to play an incisive pass to Tavernier who bursts free down the right, but an outstretched leg by Jensen allows Brentford to retain possession.
30' Baptiste drives from the left of the box to the right before playing it off to Mbeumo. He looks to chip the ball into the box but it is cleared away.
28' Brentford have conceded 12 goals in their opening seven Premier League games this season, double the amount they’d shipped after as many games in 2021-22 (6). Meanwhile, the Bees are on a run of 19 Premier League away games without a clean sheet, the longest such run among current top flight sides.
26' Bournemouth have a free-kick after Moore was taken out by Mee and Jansson who clatter into him.
23' NO PENALTY! Referee Bramall sticks with his original decision after a long look at the monitor. Brentford have a goal-kick, with many of the home fans thinking that the referee was pointing for a penalty.
21' Zemura is taken out by Ajer just inside the box as the Brentford man misses the ball completely. Thomas Bramall goes to the monitor to investigate the challenge.
19' Mee meets the corner from Jensen, but Neto catches his diving header with ease.
18' Mbeumo and Ajer combine down the right with Billing blocking his cross out for a corner.
17' Mbeumo shoots low from outside the box but he scuffs his shot wide.
15' After patient play from Bournemouth outside the box, the ball comes to Senesi who puts a cross in from the left. Looking for Moore, Mee gets in to head it out for a corner.
13' Jensen's corner is met by Jansson who was free inside the box, but the captain's poor header is blocked. The ball comes out to Damsgaard, but he drills an effort straight at Neto.
11' Raya lofts a ball forward to Mbeumo who was free down the right but his direct pass has too much height on it and Bournemouth have a throw-in.
9' Raya collects once again. This time Lerma looks for Moore with a launched ball forward but his pass has too much height on it and the goalkeeper has it.
7' Brentford have won each of their last three league games against Bournemouth (excl. play-offs), most recently completing the league double over them in the 2020-21 Championship campaign.
5' From the right, Moore sends a cross high into the box that is collected with ease by Raya.
3' SAVE! Early chance for Brentford through Damsgaard. Cutting into the box from the left, his low curling effort is pushed away by Neto. Corner to the away side.
2' Janelt gets the ball in space down the middle of the Bournemouth half but chips the ball into the box to nobody. Neto collects it.
1' Solanke gets this Premier League clash under way.
This will be the first top-flight meeting between Bournemouth and Brentford, making it the 109th fixture to have been played in each of the top four tiers of English league football.
As for Brentford, Frank makes two alterations to the team that lost against Arsenal. Damsgaard replaces Dasilva to make his first Premier League start, with Hickey coming out for Baptiste.
Bournemouth make one change to the side that drew with Newcastle at St James' Park. Moore comes in to lead the attack, with Christie moving onto the bench.
BRENTFORD SUBS: Matthew Cox, Yoane Wissa, Saman Ghoddos, Frank Ogochukwu Onyeka, Zanka, Mads Roerslev Rasmussen, Ryan Trevitt, Aaron Hickey, Josh Dasilva.
BRENTFORD (4-3-3): David Raya; Kristoffer Ajer, Pontus Jansson, Ben Mee, Rico Henry; Shandon Baptiste, Vitaly Janelt, Mathias Jensen; Bryan Mbeumo, Ivan Toney, Mikkel Damsgaard.
BOURNEMOUTH SUBS: Jaidon Anthony, Emiliano Marcondes, James Hill, Jack Stephens, Ryan Christie, Mark Travers, Siriki Dembele, Jack Stacey, Jamal Lowe.
BOURNEMOUTH (4-2-3-1): Neto; Adam Smith, Chris Mepham, Marcos Senesi, Jordan Zemura; Lewis Cook, Jefferson Lerma; Dominic Solanke, Philip Billing, Marcus Tavernier; Kieffer Moore.
As for Brentford, they lost for just the second time this season in their previous match, with Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal handing them a heavy 3-0 defeat. Winning twice in their first seven games, Thomas Frank’s men are yet to get a victory on the road, picking up two points in three matches. This is the first time these teams have met since the 2020-21 campaign, where Brentford beat Bournemouth in the semi-finals of the Championship play-offs.
Following back-to-back away games in the Premier League, Bournemouth will be playing their first match at the Vitality Stadium since the end of August, with their last victory at home being against Aston Villa on the opening day of the season. One point behind Brentford, the Cherries are unbeaten under interim head coach Gary O’Neil, collecting five points out of a possible nine. They drew with Newcastle United last time out.
Hello and welcome to live commentary for the Premier League clash between Bournemouth and Brentford.