Bournemouth 1-0 Brentford: Arnaut Danjuma strike sees Cherries with slim Championship play-off semi-final lead

Report and highlights from the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final first leg between Bournemouth and Brentford at the Vitality Stadium; Arnaut Danjuma fires Bournemouth into a 1-0 lead in the tie ahead of Saturday’s second leg at Brentford

Monday 17 May 2021 20:25, UK

Arnaut Danjuma’s goal gave Bournemouth a 1-0 win against Brentford in their Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final, handing them a slim advantage heading into the second leg.

Brentford will feel aggrieved to have not been awarded an early penalty, before Bournemouth spurned a number of fine chances to take a first-half lead.

But the Cherries were dealt a blow before the break when captain Steve Cook was taken off injured, and will be a doubt for the vital second leg at Brentford on Saturday.

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Bournemouth responded well though when, 10 minutes after half-time, they took the lead. It was a sensational break from the hosts, with Danjuma superbly turning home from David Brooks’ cross, before celebrating with the elated fans on their return to the Vitality Stadium.

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