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Brentford humble abject Arsenal in a 2-0 win on their Premier League debut

Brentford marked their Premier League bow with a memorable 2-0 victory over a tepid Arsenal on the opening night of the new season.

Amid a celebratory atmosphere for Brentford’s first top-flight game since 1947, and the first in front of a full house at their new stadium, the Bees took the lead as Sergi Canos caught out Bernd Leno with a flashed, near-post effort from 15 yards in the 22nd minute.

Arsenal rallied briefly in the second half but failed to find a leveller, and found themselves 2-0 down through Christian Norgaard’s header following poor defending from a long throw with 17 minutes remaining.

“New season, same old story,” remarked Sky Sports’ Jamie Carragher on commentary and it does not get much easier for Arsenal in the Premier League; they host Chelsea and then go to Manchester City, but Brentford sit top of the league for a few hours at least on a night to remember for their returning fans.



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