Final Score Bees 3 (Pinnock, Janelt, Wissa) Liverpool 3 Att: 16,876

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A superb, scintillating never say die performance with maximum determined effort throughout, from first whistle to last!

And that was just us - the supporters.

As for the whole team, never gave up at any stage, threw bodies on the line everywhere, and just kept pushing forward.

Tactics well worked out, and whilst they had their chances, so did we!

When did Liverpool last let 3 in; and when did Liverpool last let a team get back level twice?!

Tonight was a magical night, and this new stadium now really feels like home, with tremendous noise, and so very proud of what the whole club has achieved.
It feels like the BCC is becoming a fortress, particularly under floodlights!

We were all cheering and singing throughout, even when behind, but those Liverpool fans seemed to only cheer when they were in front, but often lacked giving their team much support.

I thought scousers were supposed to be noisy!

Brilliant Brentford - the real Bees knees!
 

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First two paragraphs of tomorrow's match report in the Telegraph...

This was as good as football can possibly get. Times change, decades roll on, but some things are worth waiting over 70 years for, not least this fabulous first league encounter between Brentford and Liverpool since May 1947. One of the great teams of Europe visited the self-styled “bus stop in Hounslow” and it was hard to tell just who was who. Both Brentford and Liverpool scored three goals, but both could have had another three in one of the great Premier League games.

“This is what we were dreaming about in the Championship,” smiled Thomas Frank, the Brentford head coach. “A stadium rocking and rolling and a game we’ll remember forever. We’ve scored three goals against the best defence in the league and we still believe we can do better. I’m crazy, crazy proud.”
 

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OMFG... That was incredible! I must admit I thought we might get a reality check here tonight but we were SOOOO good! We were actually unlucky not to win that. A bit more composure in the final third and we would have.. Top, top, top performances all round and what character too.. Such a great free kick to get us ahead. Felt we should have taken Pinnock off straight away as he clearly wasn't right and that was the main reason for their first goal. Hope it's nothing major. When they went 2 up it looked like we could get a pasting but we kept at it. Then they got that incredible third goal and you thought, 'ok, fair play, we've done ok'. Frank wasn't thinking anything of that though.. Off goes Norgaard and on goes Wissa and we go 3-4-3. Total insanity! Boy did it work though, lovely calm finish from Wissa and so so close to nicking the game. Toney and Mbeumo were immense today, gave their defence a torrid time. Toney won everything in the air until they just gave up and fouled him second half and Mbeumo running at them had them at sixes and sevens, he was my MOTM today but so many other candidates. Ajer showed he's already worth triple what we paid Celtic for him and Raya made a couple of world class saves and consistently passed the ball straight to Toney or Mbeumo's head, chest or feet. Incredible stuff. So well deserved and WHAT AN ATMOSPHERE! Still got goosebumps.. So, so proud of this team. Now, when's MOTD starting????
 

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First two paragraphs of tomorrow's match report in the Telegraph...

This was as good as football can possibly get. Times change, decades roll on, but some things are worth waiting over 70 years for, not least this fabulous first league encounter between Brentford and Liverpool since May 1947. One of the great teams of Europe visited the self-styled “bus stop in Hounslow” and it was hard to tell just who was who. Both Brentford and Liverpool scored three goals, but both could have had another three in one of the great Premier League games.

“This is what we were dreaming about in the Championship,” smiled Thomas Frank, the Brentford head coach. “A stadium rocking and rolling and a game we’ll remember forever. We’ve scored three goals against the best defence in the league and we still believe we can do better. I’m crazy, crazy proud.”

This is beautiful to read :love:
 

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First two paragraphs of tomorrow's match report in the Telegraph...

This was as good as football can possibly get. Times change, decades roll on, but some things are worth waiting over 70 years for, not least this fabulous first league encounter between Brentford and Liverpool since May 1947. One of the great teams of Europe visited the self-styled “bus stop in Hounslow” and it was hard to tell just who was who. Both Brentford and Liverpool scored three goals, but both could have had another three in one of the great Premier League games.

“This is what we were dreaming about in the Championship,” smiled Thomas Frank, the Brentford head coach. “A stadium rocking and rolling and a game we’ll remember forever. We’ve scored three goals against the best defence in the league and we still believe we can do better. I’m crazy, crazy proud.”

Three goals when Liverpool also started with three defensive midfield players. Again let that think in. I hope TF is enjoying his red tonight !
 

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As usual with us it was abit of a half of two halves. Amazing first 25 then abit flat but overall i very good first half. I thought van dijk fouled toney in the build up to their goal but thats no excuse for the defending. Proud of that first half though, held our own. What a stop from raya from jota, hes thriving in the prem
Glad someone else thought so. It was a blatant foul - and Attwell saw it and ignored it. That man is gradually taking over from Stroud as the worst referee in the league.

Still can't get my head round the fact that we're only the second team to take points from L'pool this season (Chelsea were the other) - and that until tonight they'd only given away one goal.

Surreal.

*but if they're the best in the league, we shoudn't fear anyone (well, Man City and Chelsea maybe).
 

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Glad someone else thought so. It was a blatant foul - and Attwell saw it and ignored it. That man is gradually taking over from Stroud as the worst referee in the league.

Still can't get my head round the fact that we're only the second team to take points from L'pool this season (Chelsea were the other) - and that until tonight they'd only given away one goal.

Surreal.

*but if they're the best in the league, we shoudn't fear anyone (well, Man City and Chelsea maybe).

The West Stand singing Attwell is a scouser was appropriate! Toney got next to nothing from Attwell.
 

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First big test against a ' big' team, came out rosy. No disrespect to Brighton ( I like Brighton ), the others can get stuffed. I can actually see Brentford challenging for a place in Europe competitions. The way they kept coming back, not giving up.This is Brentford init ? Now they are on the radar. A long way to go, but so far so good.

100% and we created chances despite having only 33%. Thought the tank should have scored in the first half also.
 

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I’m actually disappointed we didn’t win 4-3. How mad is that????

TF probably is as disappointed as you. and it is not mad it is BONKERS !
 

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Liverpool got the sort of decisions you might expect them to get at Anfield. Impressed with how they tackled and chased and knocked the ball about all the same. Ivan gave VVD some battle. Couldn't beat us though, and I thought we could have won it late on. Too much to process really. What a night! I didn't want to leave the ground
You said it, too much to process. I think I was in some sort of daze for most of the game, difficult to take in the enormity of where we are, and where we have come from. We will not go down, from now on it will be how high will we finish.
 

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It has to be said, Liverpool's defence were absolutely shocking. All four looked particularly vulnerable.

I remember thinking to myself at 3 -2 , If only we can muster another attack, I think we'll score! We did!

I celebrated like crazy when Ivan scored the fourth - off side never entered my mind!
 

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Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere (or is in the wrong place) but came across this BS from the ‘Football Insider’ (also apologies as I can’t post the link from this mobile).

Article talking about BFC ‘cheat’ tactics and our ‘dubious game management’.

Apparently we’re under the spotlight of Premier League officials. May explain Atwell’s fussy performance - strange he didn’t do the same with Liverpool when they took their time over things. Hope our brilliant performance today stuffed that view right up their tailpipe.

Sources: Premier League to clamp down on Brentford 'cheat' tactics pre-Liverpool clash​

Brentford are coming under the spotlight of Premier League match officials for dubious game-management tactics ahead of tomorrow’s showdown against Liverpool, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
Sounds to be the same sort of rubbish that was printed when we first arrived in the Championship. What the writer really means is what right has a little Tin Pot outfit from West London got to be in the Premier League. Well he best get used to the idea because we will be around for a good while yet, and a few more nose's will be put out out of joint before we are finished, starting with tonight.
 

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Oh dear! A bit of a Guardian blooper here - 'The visiting fans could not resist ribbing their opposite numbers with the chant “you’re just a bus stop in Hounslow” as the game kicked off.'! :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

 

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I think that might be the best football match I’ve ever seen.

Not sure what else to write.

Yep, it was like no game I have been to before. Intense excitement throughout, hugely competitive and incredibly high quality ... and then there was the atmosphere!! :)
 

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Attacking wise, yes probably, but definitely not defensively!

I say that is a credit to us and our game plan. Liverpool FC just couldn't handle us. Their defence will not have a harder game than they did against Bryan and Toney all year and lets see if they concede 3 goals in a game again this season.
 

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I say that is a credit to us and our game plan. Liverpool FC just couldn't handle us. Their defence will not have a harder game than they did against Bryan and Toney all year and lets see if they concede 3 goals in a game again this season.
Yep, Klopp said it was something they'd not experienced before and they found it very difficult!
 

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I say that is a credit to us and our game plan. Liverpool FC just couldn't handle us. Their defence will not have a harder game than they did against Bryan and Toney all year and lets see if they concede 3 goals in a game again this season.

In the championship every team we beat “were sh*t today” or “had a bad day at the office”, in the prem every team we play has a sh*t defence 👍
 

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After 6 games we’ve only been behind for 34 minutes!

Now we know how Ollie Watkins felt last season when he said he was slightly disappointed not to have scored 4 against them!

I don’t think anyone’s looking forward to playing us any more.
 

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Klopp thinks we are a long ball team. 😂😂
We were today - but that was the plan. Didn't look to play it short much and why should we? Ivan won everything and I mean everything in the air knocking it on to Bryan. Great game, could have gone either way, but we don't look out of our depth at all.
 

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Great day, great performance. Showed we can mix it with the elite at this level.

However, some of the shine was taken off pre-match by Brentford supporters chanting “murderers, murderers” repeatedly on the walk between Kew Bridge and the stadium and when one lone Liverpool fan (older chap, clearly not handy in a fight as he looked a bit unsteady on his feet) said something he was rounded on, squared up to and, eventually, spat on before the group walked off chanting “B B BYE”. Utterly embarrassing, especially when some on here glorify that particular section of our support. I hope he was OK.
 

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Great day, great performance. Showed we can mix it with the elite at this level.

However, some of the shine was taken off pre-match by Brentford supporters chanting “murderers, murderers” repeatedly on the walk between Kew Bridge and the stadium and when one lone Liverpool fan (older chap, clearly not handy in a fight as he looked a bit unsteady on his feet) said something he was rounded on, squared up to and, eventually, spat on before the group walked off chanting “B B BYE”. Utterly embarrassing, especially when some on here glorify that particular section of our support. I hope he was OK.
Very sad to here that.
 

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What a day out that was!

Absolutely brilliant from the Bees - not sure I will sleep much tonight, still buzzing/.
 

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My 40th today and I don't think I could have had a better present even if Kelly Brook turned up with ice cream on her nipples.

First half thought we were the beer side after Salahs shot was cleared off the line and deservedly went ahead through Pinnock who then got injured and for me was on the pitch 10 mins too long leading to their equaliser.

They came out 2nd half with more intensity and VAR intervened for the first time this season although it was correct as Sergi was playing Salah onside on the far side.

At that point I'm resigned to a defeat as Liverpool don't concede goals - cue bedlam when Janelt just forces the ball over the line. A big deflection for their third and surely little old Brentford can't come back twice and score a third goal? Wronggg - Wissa pops up with a neat finish from a tight angle to send the home fans into raptures and seal a deserved point that could have been all 3 at the end with Toney offside and then denied by a goal saving tackle from Van Dijk.

Unbelievable effort from all the players and the belief that we can compete against anyone must be there for both players and fans now - bring on West Ham.
 

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Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere (or is in the wrong place) but came across this BS from the ‘Football Insider’ (also apologies as I can’t post the link from this mobile).

Article talking about BFC ‘cheat’ tactics and our ‘dubious game management’.

Apparently we’re under the spotlight of Premier League officials. May explain Atwell’s fussy performance - strange he didn’t do the same with Liverpool when they took their time over things. Hope our brilliant performance today stuffed that view right up their tailpipe.

Sources: Premier League to clamp down on Brentford 'cheat' tactics pre-Liverpool clash​

Brentford are coming under the spotlight of Premier League match officials for dubious game-management tactics ahead of tomorrow’s showdown against Liverpool, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
May explain the outrageous comments from the Sky commentator about Ethan.

When he was clearly struggling with his injury., the Sky knob suggesting that following the time wasting against Wolves last week that Pinnock was feigning it.

So angry.
 

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We were today - but that was the plan. Didn't look to play it short much and why should we? Ivan won everything and I mean everything in the air knocking it on to Bryan. Great game, could have gone either way, but we don't look out of our depth at all.
I suppose it depends who plays the long ball. Liverpool played more than us in percentage terms.😂
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We were today - but that was the plan. Didn't look to play it short much and why should we? Ivan won everything and I mean everything in the air knocking it on to Bryan. Great game, could have gone either way, but we don't look out of our depth at all.
They had possession a lot, passing across our penalty area, and high pressed us. We sucked them in, and then we played out directly using a longer pass. Tactically, it was good, and it’s what we should have done against the likes of Barnsley last year, but in my opinion Toney is glancing it on better this season. He won a lot in the air and Mbeumo Is looking to feed off him. Mbeumo seems quicker this season, maybe he’s fitter. Raya was looking for Toney all through the game.
 
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