Brentford dealt double personnel blow as drone brings halt to proceedings vs Wolves
The opening 45 minutes of the Premier League meeting between Brentford and Wolverhampton Wanderers this afternoon has certainly not been without its fair share of talking points.
As things stand in the capital, the scoreline remains locked firmly at 0-0.
Brentford, though, have already been forced into not one, but two changes to the original XI fielded by boss Thomas Frank on Saturday.
This comes after a nasty clash of heads between Bees pair Rico Henry and Mathias Jensen left both dazed on the Community Stadium turf, leaving the hosts with little choice but to haul both off, as per the Premier League’s concussion protocols;
They are both able to walk off but neither is able to continue🙏
🐝 0-0 🐺 #BrentfordFC #BREWOL pic.twitter.com/Gdd7ZQn7QI
— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) January 22, 2022
Brentford’s double blow on the personnel front, however, has in fact not been the main talking point when it comes to Saturday’s action thus far.
Instead, attentions have been widely piqued by one of the more bizarre occurrences in the recent history of the English top-flight.
As showcased in the footage below, an official drone was spotted flying above the Brentford Community Stadium late in the first-half of action.
This ultimately culminated in the team of officials overseeing the clash coming to the decision that play should be halted, with both sets of players ushered back down the tunnel by the security presence in attendance:
Brentford and Wolves players have been taken off the pitch after an unofficial drone was spotted lingering over the stadium. 😧pic.twitter.com/0pRz8y0RDP
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) January 22, 2022
Safe to say, it has been an afternoon to forget thus far in the Premier League.
After Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa got the better of struggling Everton by a solitary goal in the day’s early kick-off, all three ensuing 3pm kick-offs have failed to produce even a single goal.
Alongside the 0-0 scoreline in Brentford’s clash with Wolves, the fixtures between both Manchester United and West Ham, and Leeds and Newcastle, also remain goalless.
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