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Mike Dean gets embarrassed live on TV by Brentford boss Thomas Frank

Mike Dean gets embarrassed live on TV by Brentford boss Thomas Frank after the final whistle of the impressive Bees victory on Friday.

The Danish manager and his Brentford side had a night to remember as they secured a 2-0 win over Arsenal on their Premier League debut.

However, as the noise lifted in the stadium following the result, fourth official Mike Dean was left hanging by Frank who was clearly in his element.

Although Ivan Toney got awarded Man of the Match, it was goals from Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard respectively either side of half time secured all three points for the west London outfit.

During the celebratory atmosphere for Brentford’s first top-flight game since 1947, and the first in front of a full house at their new Community Stadium, they took the lead as Sergi Canos caught out Bernd Leno with a flashed, near-post effort from 15 yards out in the 22nd minute.

The Gunners reassembled briefly in the second half, however they failed to find a leveller, to really create an chance whatsoever at goal and found themselves 2-0 down through Christian Norgaard’s header with yet more poor defending from a long throw with 17 minutes remaining on the clock.

The game came to an end, there was a huge roar inside the ground, players and the Brentford manager could be seen going around the stadium greeting, thanking and having photos with supporters.

Ecstatic scenes was even enough to tempt Jamie Carragher close to the advertising boards to hold up a mic to the songs heard from the stands.

Supporters could be heard singing ‘Hey Jude’, whilst fans was also laughing at the fanbase singing in-game “You’re just a shit Tottenham Hotspur” and “We are Top of the League”.

Again Carra was lapping up the mickey taking of Arsenal, saying the performance was typically ‘Just Arsenal’, whilst also saying Arteta’s side were weak.

Analysing the play on commentary, Carragher said: “If you’re playing Arsenal, get it in the box.

“How do you describe Arsenal’s defending here? It’s just Arsenal. Weak. Bullied. Men against boys – again.

“New season, same old story. They don’t win the first one [header], let it bounce.

“Two Brentford players [say] ‘get out of the way’… goalkeeper can’t do nothing. Mari, Ben White, Calum Chambers – nowhere to be seen.”

As the man of the moment showed during the match and in his interviews, he was gleaming taking it all in.

However, Mike Dean gets embarrassed live on TV by Brentford boss Thomas Frank as he appeared to offer him a handshake at full time, only to be completely ignored.

Frank didn’t even set eyes on him and just carried on walking past as Dean lowered his hand and quickly looks away rather awkwardly as the camera goes on to follow Frank, who then embraces his coaching staff.

Player ratings

Brentford: Raya (7), Henry (7), Pinnock (7), Jansson (7), Ajer (7), Norgaard (8), Canos (8), Janelt (7), Onyeka (7), Mbeumo (8), Toney (8)

Subs: Sorensen (6), Bidstrup (NA), Forss (NA)

Arsenal: Leno (5), Tierney (7), White (4), Chambers (4), Mari (4), Xhaka (5), Lokonga (5), Smith Rowe (7), Pepe (6), Martinelli (5), Balogun (5)

Subs: Saka (5), Nelson (5), Tavares (NA)

Man of the match: Ivan Toney

Brentford boss Thomas Frank on Sky Sports: “The fans were amazing, what an atmosphere. I’m a bit speechless. First time in the top flight, we’re opening the Premier League season, fans can dream we’re number one in the Premier League. It’s a fantastic story.

“We’re just a bus stop in Hounslow, we’re not supposed to be here. We will celebrate every win, but we want more.

“I think the players today were amazing, they ran themselves to the ground, played with intensity, they were brave and pressed high constantly.

“On set-pieces I thought we were better, that’s why we did long throws and at times we could go high and knew that we could win the ball and create chances.

“Ivan (Toney) has an unbelievable character and mentality and he has such a presence on the pitch. How many duels he wins… he can link-up and press for the team. He is very important to us.

“Bryan (Mbuemo) did a good job of stretching them, of going one-v-one and with his pace he is a big threat.”

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta on Sky Sports: “I’m disappointed. It’s not the way we wanted to start the season. We didn’t start well, conceding a goal in an isolated incident. We didn’t cope well with the second balls or long balls. And that’s all they needed to create problems for us. Then we conceded from a long throw.

“The biggest worry was our threat in front of goal. The amount of times we got around the box and got in great situations but it wasn’t enough threat or shots on target. If you don’t do that in the Premier League then you won’t win.

“I don’t want excuses – we missed players but I don’t like to hide. We weren’t good enough to beat them. We didn’t do the basics.

“It’s a long run, we’ve started in a disappointing way but we’ll review and speak with cool heads and try to put it right as soon as possible.”

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