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Crystal Palace 0-0 Brentford: Patrick Vieira Draws First home Game


Patrick Vieira has his first points on the board as Crystal Palace manager after his side played out a 0-0 stalemate against Brentford at Selhurst Park.

There was a raucous reception for the new manager ahead of the game, and the Palace players responded brightly to the welcome as the impressive Conor Gallagher hit the woodwork inside seven minutes.

But as they showed against Arsenal in the opening game of the Premier League season, little will intimidate Brentford this season and they soon pushed Palace deep into their own half. Bryan Mbeumo also hit the post with a well-taken free kick in the first half.

Brentford dictated the play for much of the second half too, but there were openings at both ends. Christian Benteke and Ivan Toney both nodded over, but neither side were able to find the breakthrough in a rather feisty affair.

It was a much-improved performance from Vieira’s Palace as the manager drew his first game in front of the home fans – although he awaits the first goal of his tenure – while Brentford continue their unbeaten start to life in the Premier League.

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