Championship
Bournemouth1Brentford0

Bournemouth 1-0 Brentford

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.

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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."

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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."

Line-ups

Bournemouth

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

Substitutes

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

Brentford

  • 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

Match ends, Bournemouth 1, Brentford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bournemouth 1, Brentford 0.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Simon Francis.
Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by James Tarkowski.
Attempt blocked. Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fraser.
Nick Proschwitz (Brentford) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Alan McCormack with a cross.

Booking

Alan McCormack (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.
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.
Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).
Tony Craig (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Dan Gosling replaces Harry Arter.
Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Tarkowski (Brentford).
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Steve Cook.
Foul by Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth).
Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Nick Proschwitz replaces Andre Gray.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Tommy Smith replaces Moses Odubajo.
Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stuart Dallas.
Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Tony Craig.
Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).
Attempt missed. Alan McCormack (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Moses Odubajo.
Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Booking

Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth).
Alex Pritchard (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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.

Booking

Tony Craig (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
Hand ball by Tony Craig (Brentford).
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.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Lee Camp.
Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stuart Dallas.
Attempt blocked. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Bidwell.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Junior Stanislas replaces Marc Pugh.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Ryan Fraser replaces Matt Ritchie.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Lee Camp.
Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).
Alex Pritchard (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Moses Odubajo.
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.
Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.
Attempt blocked. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Wilson with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Stuart Dallas replaces Marcos Tébar.
Offside, Brentford. Marcos Tébar tries a through ball, but Moses Odubajo is caught offside.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Steve Cook.
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).
Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.
Attempt blocked. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Yann Kermorgant with a headed pass.
Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth).
Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jonathan Douglas.
Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.
Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Moses Odubajo.
Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Tony Craig.
Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bournemouth 0, Brentford 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bournemouth 0, Brentford 0.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Bournemouth220056
2Millwall220036
3Cardiff211024
4Nottm Forest211024
5Blackburn211014
6Charlton211014
7Reading211014
8Derby211014
9Sheff Wed211014
10Norwich210123
11Middlesbrough210113
12Watford210103
13Ipswich210103
14Rotherham210103
15Wolves210103
16Birmingham2101-13
17Leeds2101-13
18Wigan2011-11
19Brentford2011-11
20Bolton2011-31
21Fulham2002-20
22Brighton2002-20
23Blackpool2002-30
24Huddersfield2002-60
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