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.

Howe on Bournemouth v Brentford

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."

Warburton on Cherries v Brentford

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."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

AFC Bournemouth

  • 01 Camp
  • 02 Francis
  • 11 Daniels
  • 32 O'Kane
  • 05 Elphick
  • 03 Cook
  • 30 Ritchie (Fraser - 66' )
  • 08 Arter (Gosling - 83' )
  • 13 Wilson
  • 18 Kermorgant Booked
  • 07 Pugh (Stanislas - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Gosling
  • 09 Rantie
  • 14 Harte
  • 15 Smith
  • 19 Stanislas
  • 20 Fraser
  • 25 Flahavan

Brentford

  • 27 Button
  • 12 McCormack Booked
  • 03 Bidwell
  • 08 Douglas
  • 26 Tarkowski Booked
  • 05 Craig Booked
  • 10 Odubajo (Smith - 80' )
  • 21 Pritchard
  • 19 Gray (Proschwitz - 80' )
  • 14 Tébar (Dallas - 60' )
  • 18 Judge

Substitutes

  • 01 Lee
  • 06 Dean
  • 15 Dallas
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 24 Smith
  • 33 Moore
  • 39 Proschwitz
Ref: Gavin Ward
Att: 10,114

Match Stats

Shots

16 17

On target

5 4

Corners

13 6

Fouls

15 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bournemouth 1, Brentford 0.

90:00 +4:17 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bournemouth 1, Brentford 0.

90:00 +3:15

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Simon Francis.

90:00 +0:25

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

90:00 +0:23

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

88:38

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

86:59 Booking

Booking Alan McCormack (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

85:19

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.

83:36

Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).

83:36

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

82:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Dan Gosling replaces Harry Arter.

81:53

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

81:53

Foul by James Tarkowski (Brentford).

81:27

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Steve Cook.

80:40

Foul by Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth).

80:40

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

79:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Nick Proschwitz replaces Andre Gray.

79:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Tommy Smith replaces Moses Odubajo.

78:31

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

77:55

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Tony Craig.

77:22

Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:22

Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).

75:40

Attempt missed. Alan McCormack (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Moses Odubajo.

73:18

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Tony Craig.

72:30 Booking

Booking Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

72:25

Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth).

72:25

Alex Pritchard (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bournemouth 1, Brentford 0. Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Fraser with a cross.

69:00 Booking

Booking Tony Craig (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

68:47

Hand ball by Tony Craig (Brentford).

67:15

Attempt missed. Tony Craig (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross following a corner.

66:46

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Lee Camp.

66:46

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

66:21

Attempt blocked. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Bidwell.

65:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Junior Stanislas replaces Marc Pugh.

65:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Ryan Fraser replaces Matt Ritchie.

64:14

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Lee Camp.

64:13

Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

62:55

Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

62:55

Alex Pritchard (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:11

Attempt missed. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Moses Odubajo.

61:26

Attempt saved. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Harry Arter.

60:47

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.

60:32

Attempt blocked. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Wilson with a cross.

59:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Stuart Dallas replaces Marcos Tébar.

58:36

Offside, Brentford. Marcos Tébar tries a through ball, but Moses Odubajo is caught offside.

58:09

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Steve Cook.

57:01

Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:01

Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).

56:03

Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

55:03

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

54:57

Attempt blocked. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Yann Kermorgant with a headed pass.

53:26

Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth).

53:26

Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:25

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jonathan Douglas.

51:17

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

50:15

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Moses Odubajo.

48:55

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Tony Craig.

45:43

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

45:00

Second Half begins Bournemouth 0, Brentford 0.

45:00 +1:28 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bournemouth 0, Brentford 0.

45:00 +0:52

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

44:12

Foul by Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth).

44:12

Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:49

Attempt missed. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Simon Francis with a cross.

42:11

Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth).

42:11

Marcos Tébar (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:20

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

40:16

Attempt saved. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

36:29 Booking

Booking James Tarkowski (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

36:16

Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:16

Foul by James Tarkowski (Brentford).

31:57

Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

31:24

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

31:19

Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eunan O'Kane.

29:42

Steve Cook (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:42

Foul by Andre Gray (Brentford).

28:36

Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

28:36

Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:15

Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

26:07

Foul by Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth).

26:07

James Tarkowski (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:23

Attempt missed. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross following a corner.

24:35

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Simon Francis.

23:39

Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

23:39

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

20:40

Offside, Brentford. Jonathan Douglas tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

19:52

Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alan Judge.

17:32

Attempt blocked. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Yann Kermorgant.

14:22

Attempt missed. Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Harry Arter.

12:14

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marcos Tébar.

11:38

Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).

11:38

Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:50

Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:50

Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth).

8:53

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

8:47

Attempt blocked. Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a cross.

8:20

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by David Button.

8:18

Attempt saved. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Charlie Daniels.

7:40

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Alan Judge.

6:17

Attempt saved. Moses Odubajo (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonathan Douglas.

5:41

Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

5:41

Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).

5:10

Andre Gray (Brentford) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box following a set piece situation.

4:10

Andre Gray (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:10

Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

2:28

Foul by Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth).

2:28

Moses Odubajo (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

1:36

Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Harry Arter.

0:11

Offside, Brentford. David Button tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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