Stoke City v Brentford: Championship – live!

18 July 2020 10:54
Championship updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-offUnity, trust and tactics, tactics, tactics: how Leeds made it backAnd feel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 11.45am BST Here are the teams for the other lunchtimely match, between Charlton and Wigan:Charlton: Phillips, Lockyer, Pearce, Sarr, Matthews, Cullen, Field, Forster-Caskey, Doughty, Bonne, Davison. Subs: Purrington, Oshilaja, Jonathan Williams, Aneke, Amos, McGeady, Green, Morgan, Hemed.Wigan: Marshall, Byrne, Kipre, Balogun, Robinson, Morsy, Williams, Naismith, Dowell, Lowe, Moore. Subs: Evans, Massey, Pearce, Garner, Roberts, Jones, Mihai Dobre, Mlakar, Gelhardt.Referee: Gavin Ward. 11.41am BST The teams have been announced, and this is them:Stoke: Davies, Batth, Chester, Martins Indi, Smith, Clucas, Cousins, Powell, McClean, Vokes, Gregory. Subs: Butland, Lindsay, Ince, Oakley-Boothe, Campbell, Sorensen, Thompson, Tymon, Collins.Brentford: Raya, Dalsgaard, Jansson, Pinnock, Henry, Da Silva, Norgaard, Jensen, Mbeumo, Watkins, Benrahma. Subs: Canos, Valencia, Marcondes, Dervisoglu, Jeanvier, Fosu, Baptiste, Daniels, Roerslev Rasmussen.Referee: Geoff Eltringham. An unchanged starting XI for this afternoon's game against @BrentfordFC.2⃣ changes on the bench as Butland and Lindsay return.#SCFC ⚪️ change from our midweek winTeams with @EcoworldLondon#STKBRE #BrentfordFC 10.53am BST Well then. West Brom’s defeat to Huddersfield last night not only resulted in promotion for Leeds, it also dangled an extraordinary £200m carrot in front of Brentford. The Bees suddenly know that just four points from their last two games, today’s at 18th-placed Stoke and Wednesday’s at home to 24th-placed Barnsley (who will be relegated without playing today if Charlton beat Wigan), will result in their promotion to the Premier League and a return to the top flight after a gap of 73 years. Since the end of February Brentford have played eight games and won them all, all but two by a margin of two or more goals. They are a best-priced 1-7 with the bookmakers to secure that promotion this morning.Stoke won’t be a pushover: their last five home games have finished 2-0, 5-1, 0-2, 4-0 and 2-0. But no team in the country, or for that matter the globe (subs pls check), is in better form than Brentford right now. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian