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Hello and welcome to GetWestLondon's live coverage of Aston Villa vs Brentford.

We will be with you throughout the afternoon, bringing you updates from Villa Park with the Bees looking to pick up their first win of the season and their maiden victory in B6.

It has been a frustrating start to the season for the west Londoners, picking up just two points from their first five games, although performances have been much better than the results.

Villa, though, have picked up just one league win so far this season as they look to bounce back to the Premier League at the second attempt.

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So, sit back, relax and enjoy live coverage of this afternoon's fixture.

Many teams would have capitulated going somewhere like Villa Park a week after losing three first team players. Brentford, instead, showed great character, spirit and determination, and could easily have nicked it.

A good performance and a good point for the Bees.

FULL TIME

Aston Villa 0 Brentford 0

Barbet now down with cramp having made a great challenge on Hogan. Five additional minutes.

Bjelland now comes on for Henry.

Rico’s struggling, got to be subbed surely?

Bentley’s had his ups and downs this season, but that last save was world class and kept Brentford in it.

Great save!

Bentley comes hurtling off his line to block from Agbonlahor. Meanwhile, Shaibu comes on for Maupay.

Dan Bentley celebrates Scott Hogan's hat-trick
Dan Bentley celebrates Scott Hogan's hat-trick (Image: Getty Images Europe)

Henry down with cramp for the Bees. Back up again now.

Close!

Maupay into the side netting - the Bees fans on the other side thought that was in!

Great tackle!

Barbet with a fine last ditch challenge, although Villa fans thought they had a penalty, but ref pointed for a goal kick.

Yennaris fires over, Bees getting closer and closer here.

Henry taken out, Yennaris and Maupay claiming advantage should have been played as Bees were two on two.

Great effort!

Watkins with a beautiful curling effort from the edge of the area which Johnstone pushes around the post at full stretch. Egan with a bad miss from the resulting corner.

Barbet fires over from the edge of the area but good spell of pressure from the Bees.

Chance!

Good break and shot from Watkins, Johnstone saves.

Ollie Watkins
Ollie Watkins (Image: Paul Burgman/Press-Photos.com)

Bentley 1 Hogan 0

First sight of goal for Hogan but Bentley comes out and smothers.

An hour gone and neither team really on top second half, both having their moments, but no breakthrough yet.

Hogan on for Villa

Former Bee Scott Hogan comes on for hosts Aston Villa.

Scott Hogan celebrates his goal against Burton
Scott Hogan celebrates his goal against Burton (Image: GetWestLondon)

Even closer!

Clarke one on one with Johnstone from Maupay’s through ball but can’t beat the Villa keeper.

Josh Clarke
Josh Clarke (Image: Paul Burgman/Press-Photos.com)

Sawyers almost puts in Maupay with a ball over the top but the Bees striker, at full stretch, just fails to get it under control.

Chance!

Emlohamady heads well over for Villa from a cross from the left.

More good defending by Dalsgaard. Maxime who?

Loving the strength of Watkins, not an easy one to muscle off the ball.

Villa have started the second half like they got a half time rocket but Bees defending stoutly.

The teams are back out for the second half.

The Bees have also looked lively going forward, the only downside being Canos going off injured with what looked like a knock to the same ankle.

Woods has been immense in the sweeper role and Dalsgaard a cool head at right back. The centre back pairing of Egan ans Barbet have not let a lot past the either.

Villa started brightly but Brentford really grew into the game and have frustrated their hosts to the extent that the Villains were booed off at half time.

HALF TIME

It’s goalless at the break at Villa Park.