Watch: Brentford star Eriksen given huge ovation as he completes remarkable return to football just eight months after heart attack

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Christian Eriksen has made his Brentford debut in the Premier League against Newcastle United, with the Denmark international coming off the bench for the Bees for his first match since suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 eight months ago.

The Denmark international had been selected among the substitutes for Thomas Frank's side ahead of their clash with the Magpies, with the playmaker looking for his first competitive minutes following a remarkable recovery from a heart attack in June 2021.

Eriksen, who signed for the Bees in the January transfer window, was fitted with a heart implant following his collapse in Copenhagen, and was released by former club Inter due to rules for such devices in Serie A.

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Watch: Eriksen receives huge ovation as he returns

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Since arriving at Brentford Community Stadium, the Denmark international has trained and played his part in several behind-closed-doors friendlies, earning game time as he looked to make a remarkable return.

He was not deemed ready to face Arsenal last time out but was included in the matchday squad to play Newcastle - and around the 50-minute mark against the Magpies, he was introduced for Mathias Jensen.

He was met with a standing ovation from all corners of the crowd, who cheered his return to the pitch.

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