Brentford vs Bournemouth Sky Sports coverage angered fans

Brentford vs Bournemouth Sky Sports coverage angered fans

Brentford vs Bournemouth Sky Sports coverage angered fans

Football fans were furious with one of Sky Sports’ latest innovations in Brentford’s 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday night.

Toney put Brentford ahead in the first half from the penalty spot after being brought down by Cherries defender Marcos Senesi.

He made no mistakes from 12 yards, taking his Premier League kicking tally to an astonishing nine from nine.

Brentford entered the break 1-0 and Sky Sports decided to interview captain Christian Norgaard seconds before heading down the tunnel at Gtech Community Stadium.

Toney’s ability from the spot was the main talking point, with the Denmark international saying: “Yeah, that’s very important, especially from a penalty.

“It’s difficult circumstances, but I think after the first 10 or 15 minutes we were the better team. No [I had no doubts]never!”

Sky Sports introduced half-time interviews at the start of this season to give viewers a better insight into what’s happening on the pitch.

The broadcaster’s latest tactic to edge out rivals BT Sport and Amazon Prime Video didn’t pan out well online, however.

One person said, “Nobody wants a halftime interview. Give it back.”

Another commented: “Of course that’s the last thing players want to do after running for 45 minutes.”

A third tweeted: “Why is Air Sports trying so hard to Americanize the game? On pitch analysis, half time interviews… what’s next? Players took the mic? Match stars?”

While someone said: ‘I’m really starting to dislike Sky Sports’ coverage of games.

Jensen added a second for Thomas Frank’s side 15 minutes from time. They have now passed Chelsea and Liverpool in the table, six points behind Newcastle United in fourth.

Toney's penalty took him to 13 Premier League goals this season.  (Image credit: Alamy)
Toney’s penalty took him to 13 Premier League goals this season. (Image credit: Alamy)

“I think it was a clear win against a tough opponent. I know they haven’t been on the best course, but every Premier League game is so, so tough.

“I think we defended well throughout the game, we tried to play where we could, we played well behind them, but we also managed to get him out to the flanks and produce crosses.

“So we were very happy with that. I think we gave it our all in the race and in the duels, which is also important.”

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