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Match Preview: Burnley v Brentford

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Burnley go into their clash with Brentford at Turf Moor still searching for their first victory of the season.

Burnley face Brentford at Turf Moor

Burnley face Brentford at Turf Moor

The Clarets are without a win so far and have suffered a shock defeat in the Capital One Cup, which is all very surprising as they will have fancied their chances of making a decent push for promotion this year.

Fresh from relegation, Sean Dyche’s men had to pull it out the bag in their opening two games against Leeds United and Birmingham City.

Sam Vokes netted five minutes from time to rescue a point at Elland Road, while Matt Taylor’s late free kick ensured a draw against the Blues.

In the midst of that, they suffered a surprise cup exit at the hands of League One Port Vale and went down 2-0 at top-of-the-table Ipswich Town on Tuesday.

Brentford, by contrast, can afford to be satisfied with their start to the season after suffering Play-Off agony last year, despite a humiliating 4-0 defeat by League a Two Oxford United in the cup.

Sandwiching that was a great display of determination against Ipswich, as they came from 2-0 down to salvage a point with two stoppage-time goals, before twice coming from behind to see off Bristol City 4-2 at Ashton Gate.

You have to go back to the 2003 FA Cup for the last meeting between the sides, which Burnley comfortably won 3-0 at Griffin Park.


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