Here are five things we learned from Brentford's 1-1 draw with Hull City.

Jansson – Captain’s performance

The defender’s move from Leeds to the Bees was arguably the most talked about in the division over the summer. Jansson’s was a huge figure for Leeds, and it looks like he’ll become a vital cog at Griffin Park. Wearing the captains armband he was immense, dealing with physical Tom Eaves with relevant ease. There was one moment where the Hull forward tried to deliver a cheap shot and barge the Swede when the ball was running out of play. Eaves bounced off the centre-back and comically fell into the advertising board. Jansson it seems has added the bit of bite and steel to a backline that had a soft underbelly last season.

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Report: Brentford 1 Hull 1

Wasteful Bees

It was possibly the sloppiest display from the Bees in the attacking third under Thomas Frank. We all know the quality Sergi Canos has, he proved it in the second half, but in the opening half he and his fellow forwards, Bryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins squandered a number of golden chances. Miss-placed, under hit passes and poor first touches were uncharacteristically common throughout the side. The frustrating thing is that when they are on form the game could’ve been over by the break.


Player Ratings: Brentford 1 Hull 1

Striker Dilemma

Despite an impressive two goals in two games, Ollie Watkins looks like a winger playing as a striker. He will get better as Thomas Frank says, but for a side openly looking to get promoted, not having an out and out forward seems a huge faux pas.

Yes, the £20million for Neil Maupay was too good to turn down, but with the Frenchman seemingly always destined to leave the club over the summer, surely bringing in a striker would’ve been debated well before deadline day?


'It will come' - Bees boss following Hull draw


Three games gone and Brentford have yet to hit their stride. Early season rust maybe? Or, the more likely explanation, a whole new-look side. The midfield partnership of Norgaard and Jensen looks like it will gel nicely, but only in time. With a trip to Leeds on the horizon, the Championship is relentless and doesn’t offer any opportunities to experiment or trial new combinations, so whoever Thomas Frank does see playing long term in the centre of the park, he’ll need them to hit the ground running.

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Bowen – Premiership quality

Hull’s Jarrod Bowen was courted by Arsenal and Tottenham in the summer, and it’s clear to see why. The left-footed attacker took his goal well and commanded constant attention. Very tidy in possession and has the swagger to cut it in the top flight you felt. He’ll be vital for Grant McCann and any hopes he has this season of survival or sneaking into the play-offs.