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Bournemouth 1-0 Brentford

Junior Stanislas
Stanislas joined Bournemouth from Burnley during the summer and scored his first goal for the Cherries

Substitute Junior Stanislas maintained Bournemouth's early position as Championship leaders with the only goal as they beat Brentford.

Stanislas, who joined from Burnley in the summer, nudged in Ryan Fraser's cross on his home debut to maintain the Cherries' 100% record this term.

Callum Wilson had earlier gone close as his shot was cleared off the line.

Striker Andre Gray had Brentford's best chance, striking the crossbar in the first half with a fierce shot.

Eddie Howe's Bournemouth won 4-0 at Huddersfield in their opener last weekend, but were made to work for their victory in blustery conditions by a Brentford side seeking their first success since promotion to the second tier.

Matt Ritchie sent in a 25-yard-shot early on that Bees keeper David Button watched over the top, and at the other end last season's Conference Premier top scorer Gray showed his threat with a drive that smacked off the woodwork.

Lee Camp was made to work in the Bournemouth goal, denying Moses Odubajo, while Yann Kermorgant's curler from the edge of the box was saved by Button before the break.

Wilson passed up his opportunity when he failed to get a clean connection and Jake Bidwell guided the ball clear, while an Alex Pritchard free-kick was dealt with by Camp.

The introduction of Stanislas for Marc Pugh gave Howe's outfit the spark they needed when he put them ahead, and he might have had a second but for Tony Craig's crucial block.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe:

"Junior Stanislas has everything you want in a modern day wide man and I am very happy we have got him.

"I think he is the perfect age at 24 because he has had time to mature. I knew he would be hungry to play as he did not get much game time at Burnley last season. He assisted two goals during the week and scored today so I think his class is really showing."

Brentford manager Mark Warburton:

"I thought we were very positive and I felt we dominated the last 30 minutes and the opening quarter and definitely deserved at least a point.

"We handled players like Matt Ritchie and Callum Wilson well and dealt with what they had to offer us and I don't think we will play many better footballing teams this season."

Line-ups

Bournemouth

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Camp
  • 2Francis
  • 11Daniels
  • 32O'Kane
  • 5Elphick
  • 3S Cook
  • 30RitchieSubstituted forFraserat 66'minutes
  • 8ArterSubstituted forGoslingat 83'minutes
  • 13Wilson
  • 18KermorgantBooked at 73mins
  • 7PughSubstituted forStanislasat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Gosling
  • 9Rantie
  • 14Harte
  • 15A Smith
  • 19Stanislas
  • 20Fraser
  • 25Flahavan

Brentford

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 27Button
  • 12McCormackBooked at 87mins
  • 3Bidwell
  • 8Douglas
  • 26TarkowskiBooked at 37mins
  • 5CraigBooked at 69mins
  • 10OdubajoSubstituted forSmithat 80'minutes
  • 21Pritchard
  • 19GraySubstituted forProschwitzat 80'minutes
  • 14TébarSubstituted forDallasat 60'minutes
  • 18Judge

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 6Dean
  • 15Dallas
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 24Smith
  • 33Moore
  • 39Proschwitz
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
10,114

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home16
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home13
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bournemouth 1, Brentford 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bournemouth 1, Brentford 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Simon Francis.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fraser.

  6. Post update

    Nick Proschwitz (Brentford) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Alan McCormack with a cross.

  7. Booking

    Alan McCormack (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Bidwell (Brentford) header from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).

  10. Post update

    Tony Craig (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bournemouth. Dan Gosling replaces Harry Arter.

  12. Post update

    Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by James Tarkowski (Brentford).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Steve Cook.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth).

  16. Post update

    Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Nick Proschwitz replaces Andre Gray.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Tommy Smith replaces Moses Odubajo.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stuart Dallas.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Tony Craig.