As it happened: Brentford 3-1 AFC Bournemouth (3-2 agg): Bees reach Championship play-off final!
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14:45a year ago

Signing off!

Thank you for following today's coverage of the Championship play-off semi-final second leg between Brentford and Bournemouth.

The Bees progress to the final for the second year running!

Commiserations to Bournemouth, whose job became difficult after the Mepham red card.

See you next time!

14:36a year ago

The tie-winning goal!


14:33a year ago

Full-Time - Brentford are through to the Championship play-off final!

It ends 3-1 to Brentford and they are through to the final 3-2 on aggregate!

The Bees will face Swansea or Barnsley at Wembley next Saturday.

14:30a year ago

Yellow card for Stacey

Brentford nearly there as Jack Stacey picks up a yellow card for a foul on Forss.
14:29a year ago

Four minutes added time

We have just under two minutes left of the four added on.

A cross just came into the Brentford box and found Begovic, who made contact but was offside anyway.

14:27a year ago

90' Yellow card Dalsgaard

Free kick for Bournemouth after a foul on Danjuma by Dalsgaard, who receives a yellow card.

Begovic is forward!

14:26a year ago

90' Brentford substitution

Another change for Brentford late on as Mbeumo is replaced to a standing ovation by Mads Bidstrup.
14:25a year ago

88' Long overhits cross

Bournemouth now looking to send the game to extra-time as Long crosses, but there was too much on it and the ball goes beyond Danjuma.
14:22a year ago

Jansson booked

Pontus Jansson was booked a couple of minutes before Forss' goal for a foul on Begovic.
14:20a year ago

82' Bournemouth substitution

Bournemouth respond to the goal by sending Shane Long on for Adam Smith.
14:19a year ago

Is that the winner?

The ball was whipped in fiercely by Emiliano and found Forss, who poked it home from close range.

Brentford close to another final.

14:17a year ago

81' GOAL for Brentford!

Brentford go ahead on aggregate! Marcus Forss with the goal.
14:15a year ago

79' Brentford substitution

Thomas Frank makes another change as Tarique Fosu replaces Canos.
14:14a year ago

78' Emiliano denied

Brentford pushing for the tie-winning goal as Emiliano shoots from outside the area, but it's a comfortable save for Begovic.
14:12a year ago

75' Bournemouth substitution

A second change for the Cherries sees Jack Stacey replace Solanke.
14:11a year ago

74' Great defending by Carter-Vickers

Canos' cross to the back post finds Mbeumo. He heads across goal towards Toney, but Cameron Carter-Vickers was there to make a vital interception.
14:07a year ago

70' Chance for Toney

Mbeumo sends in a cross and finds Toney, who scuffs his volleyed effort off target. 
14:01a year ago

64' Brentford substitution

Brentford make their second change as Saman Ghoddos replaces Janelt. 
13:55a year ago

Janelt's goal


13:52a year ago

More on the goal

The ball came out to the edge of the area and what looked like a tackle from Janelt turned into a wonderful first-time effort that sailed into the corner past Begovic.


13:47a year ago

50' GOAL for Brentford!

Vitaly Janelt makes it 2-1 to Brentford and it's all square on aggregate!
13:46a year ago

49' Solanke tries his luck

Bournemouth look to get their two goal advantage back as Solanke tries his luck from outside the box.

Looked like it was heading wide but Raya made sure and saves.

13:42a year ago

46' We're back underway

Brentford get the second half underway.

The Bees have also made their first change. Marcus Forss on for Roerslev.

13:40a year ago

Mepham's red card


13:39a year ago

Danjuma's opener


13:38a year ago

Toney's penalty


13:26a year ago

Half-time Brentford 1-1 Bournemouth (1-2 agg)

And breathe!

An entertaining first-half comes to an end. 

Perfectly poised for the second half with Brentford just a goal behind and the man advantage.

13:24a year ago

Lerma booked

Bournemouth's Jefferson Lerma picks up a silly booking just before half-time. The midfielder prevented Mbeumo from taking a quick free-kick.
13:18a year ago

Six minutes added time

After all the action in this first half we get an extra six minutes before half-time!
13:17a year ago

43' Bournemouth penalty turned down

The Cherries now appeal for a penalty of their own. 

A free kick comes in and is headed onto the arm of Ethan Pinnock but the decision is a corner.

Would have been harsh.

13:09a year ago

35' Off the line by Rico!

A long throw into the Bournemouth box causes havoc.

Begovic collides with Kelly, the ball goes over the Cherries keeper and is cleared off the line by Rico.

13:06a year ago

33' Big chance for Toney

Sergi Canos crosses and finds Toney at the back post, but he is unable to make proper contact and heads wide.
13:04a year ago

30' Bournemouth substitution

The red card sees Jonathan Woodgate make his first change.

Diego Rico on for David Brooks.

13:03a year ago

29' Brentford penalty appeal turned down

Mathias Jensen delivers the free kick and Toney goes down under the challenge of Dominic Solanke. 

The penalty appeals are waved away!

13:01a year ago

28' Red card for Chris Mepham!

Bournemouth are down to 10 men. 

A poor touch by Mepham puts Mbeumo through on goal.

Mepham brought the Frenchman down and is show a straight red card!


12:50a year ago

Toney and Begovic booked

A bit of afters following the penalty sees Asmir Begovic and Toney pick up a yellow card.
12:49a year ago

16' GOAL for Brentford!

Ivan Toney makes no mistake and Brentford are back in with a chance!

Very confident penalty from the Championship's record goalscorer.

12:48a year ago

15' Penalty for Brentford!

A handball by Lloyd Kelly sees Brentford win a penalty and have a chance to get back in the tie.
12:43a year ago

Brentford with it all to do now

Last season after losing the first leg 1-0 to Swansea, Brentford progressed to the final after winning the second leg 3-1.

Thomas Frank's men now needing at least two goals to take it to extra-time.

12:39a year ago

More on the goal

Brentford won a corner which was dealt with by Bournemouth. 

A breakaway from the Cherries incredibly saw Danjuma through on goal and he slotted comfortably past David Raya.

12:38a year ago

5' GOAL for Bournemouth!

Arnaut Danjuma gives Bournemouth the lead and makes it 2-0 to the Cherries on aggregate!
12:32a year ago

1' We're underway!

Bournemouth get the game underway at the Brentford Community Stadium!
12:29a year ago

The teams are out!

The teams make their way out onto the pitch and we are all set for kick-off.

Who will book their place in the 2021 Championship play-off final?

Stay here to find out!

12:26a year ago

Bournemouth's injured duo Junior Stanislas and Lewis Cook in attendance


12:24a year ago

Great to see fans back!


12:17a year ago

Enforced change for Brentford

Roerslev comes in for Christian Norgaard, who picked up an injury in the warm-up.


12:15a year ago

15 minutes until kick-off!


12:01a year ago

Danjuma's first leg goal


11:56a year ago

Will the one goal advantage see Bournemouth through?

Bournemouth arrive with a one goal advantage from the first leg. 

However, only three sides from the last 16 seasons that finished sixth have progressed to the final (Sky Sports).


11:50a year ago

Good omen for Brentford?

Three of the last five teams to lose the away leg in the Championship play-offs have gone on to to make the final (Sky Sports).

Can the Bees become the fourth? 

11:41a year ago

One change for Bournemouth

Just the one change for Bournemouth from the first leg. Chris Mepham is in for injured skipper Steve Cook. 

Ben Pearson fit enough to start!

11:38a year ago

Three changes for Brentford

Thomas Frank makes three changes from the first leg. Bryan Mbeumo, Emiliano Marcondes and Henrik Dalsgaard come into the starting lineup. 

Mads Roerslev, Tarique Fosu and Marcus Forss drop to the bench.

11:32a year ago

Bournemouth starting XI


11:31a year ago

Brentford starting XI


11:12a year ago

Welcome back!

Welcome back to Vavel's coverage of today's play-off semi-final second leg between Brentford and AFC Bournemouth.

We will have the confirmed lineups from both teams just after 11:30. 

In the meantime, check out our preview for the game below.

20:04a year ago

That's all for now

We will be back tomorrow morning with plenty more pre-match build-up ahead of the big game.

19:59a year ago

How to watch

The game will be available to watch on Sky Sports Football (channel 403) with coverage starting at 12:00 BST.

If you want to follow live updates, right here on Vavel is your best bet!

19:54a year ago

Team news: Bournemouth

Jonathan Woodgate could be without his captain Steve Cook and midfielder Ben Pearson. They are both 50/50 after going off injured on Monday.

Chris Mepham is the likely replacement should Cook miss out, while Jack Wilshere could come in for Pearson.

The Cherries will also still be missing Junior Stanislas.

19:49a year ago

Team news: Brentford

The Bees have no fresh injury concerns but will still be without Shandon Baptiste and Josh Dasilva. 

It will be interesting to see whether Frank sticks with the same team after the first leg defeat.

19:44a year ago

Can Bournemouth make history?

If Bournemouth are promoted to the Premier League, it will be the first time all three relegated teams have gone straight back up. 

Jonathan Woodgate's men have the advantage but the tie is finely poised. 

Brentford won 2-1 at home when they met in the league and the same result would equal extra-time.
19:39a year ago

Brentford looking to make play-off final for second year running.

The Bees will be looking to overturn the one goal deficit and reach the final for the second year running. 

In last season's final, they were beaten 2-1 by Fulham, with all three goals coming in extra time.

Can Thomas Frank's men go one better and reach the Premier League this time around?

19:34a year ago

Kick-off time

The match will be played at the Brentford Community Stadium, in Brentford, England. The kick-off is scheduled for 12:30 BST.
19:29a year ago


Welcome to Vavel UK's live coverage of the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final second leg between Brentford and AFC Bournemouth! 

My name is Dale Winfield and I'll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-match build-up, team news and live updates throughout the game!