Brentford suffer defeat at Burnley

Burnley 1 Brentford 0

Injury-hit Brentford’s unbeaten start to the Championship campaign ended at Turf Moor after Michael Keane’s first-half winner.

The Burnley centre-back nodded in a corner on 25 minutes to settle a low-quality encounter.

Brentford had started brightly with home keeper Tom Heaton turning away Alan Judge’s free-kick and twice saving from the lively Lasse Vibe, in for the Burnley-bound Andre Gray.

But the goal settled the home side down and could have had a second only for Scott Arfield to blaze over.

In the second half, Arfield came within inches of beating the out-of-position Brentford keeper David Button (pictured) from distance and substitute Sam Vokes hooked over from inside the box.

Burnley continued to set the pace, with Matt Taylor’s free-kick flying just wide and Button gathering a shot from Marvin Sordell.

Watched on by 700 visiting fans, Brentford struggled to make an impact in the final third, although new signing Maxime Colin and youngster Jermaine Udamaga made good contributions from the bench and Konstantin Kerschbaumer fired narrowly over from long range in the closing minutes.

Brentford: Button; McCormack (Udumaga 82), Dean, Tarkowski, Bidwell; Judge, Diagouraga, Kerschbaumer, Gogia (Colin 58); Hofmann, Vibe.
Subs: Bonham, Barbet, O’Connell, Clarke, Senior.