Brentford suffered their first Championship defeat of the season when they were beaten 1-0 by Bunrley. Here’s how we rated the Bees players at Turf Moor.
David Button: 6
Did his best to prevent the Burnley goal and redeemed himself after a loose kick allowed Scott Arfield a shot from distance by getting a touch on to it.
Alan McCormack: 6
Had an eventful couple of minutes late in the first half, getting a shot away before being booked for a heavy challenge on Michael Duff. Moved into midfield when Maxime Colin came on, before making way completely eight minutes from time.
Harlee Dean: 7
Brentford’s best player, he made several crucial interceptions early in the second half when Burnley threatened to get on top. Composed at the back, he was thrown forward to become an emergency striker late on.
James Tarkowski: 6
Played with a mask to protect his broken nose and, despite a lapse very early on which almost cost the Bees a goal, had a decent game.
Jake Bidwell: 6
Was never going to have an easy ride up against George Boyd but did a solid job.
Tough not to get nothing out of that one. Fought well and played some good stuff at times. Well done to all those who travelled up. — Harlee Dean (@OfficialHDean) August 22, 2015
Toumani Diagouraga: 6
He was the platform on which Brentford’s bright start was built, moving the ball efficiently around the centre of the park. But he could not maintain that control and was booked early in the second half for a late challenge.
Konstantin Kerschbaumer: 7
An effective performer early on, linking the midfield and the attack, and played a wonderful through ball for Lasse Vibe. Also had a crack at an equaliser with a effort which just beat the crossbar late on.
Lasse Vibe: 7
Extremely lively in the opening stages when his clever movement allowed him a couple of chances on goal, but he failed to finish either. Faded in the second half and did not have enough time when paired with Philipp Hofmann to have an influence.
Alan Judge: 7
When Brentford were on top in the first 25 minutes, Judge was busy finding space between Burnley’s two lines of four and also had a free-kick pushed away. But, like others, he could not repeat that in the second period.
Best first half up to now. We played well but forgot to utilize our chances. Second half we couldn’t create that much unfortunately.
— Marinus Dijkhuizen (@MDijkhuizen9) August 22, 2015
Andy Gogia: 6
His quick feet brought the foul that led to Judge’s free-kick but once Burnley got on top of him, he was quiet and replaced before the hour mark.
Philipp Hofmann: 5
Unable to provide a cutting edge up front and allowed Michael Keane to score the only goal of the game, when he was tasked with marking the Burnley centre-back. In the absence of Andre Gray, Brentford look lightweight in the final third.
Maxime Colin: 7
A very promising 32-minute cameo for the former Anderlecht man, who looked comfortable in possession.