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Christian Eriksen Produces Superb Assist To Help Brentford Beat Burnley

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Christian Eriksen Produces Superb Assist To Help Brentford Beat Burnley

Christian Eriksen produced a sensational assist to help Brentford beat relegation rivals Burnley on Saturday.

With the match at the Brentford Community Stadium goalless heading into the final five minutes, Eriksen produced an inch-perfect cross with his weaker foot to set up Ivan Toney.

The Brentford striker made no mistake, putting the home side in front with a superb diving header.

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Burnley defender Nathan Collins was then sent off for bringing Toney down inside the area.

The striker stepped up to score the resulting penalty as Brentford ran out 2-0 winners in front of their home support.

The victory moves Brentford nine points clear of the relegation zone and 18th place Burnley.

Fans were quick to point out the contribution of Eriksen, who made his first home start for the club since joining on a free transfer in the January window.

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“Christian Eriksen is back!!! What a ball to Toney!!,” wrote one fan on Twitter.

Another added: “This is Eriksen's ‘weak’ foot btw”, alongside a clip of the goal.

Eriksen made his debut for Brentford last month against Newcastle – just eight months after suffering a heart attack during a match at Euro 2020.

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The 30-year-old collapsed while playing for Denmark against Finland and needed life-saving treatment on the pitch before being taken to hospital.

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He was later fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator and was forced to leave his club side Inter Milan, as the device would have barred him from playing in Serie A.

The former Tottenham midfielder was later handed a route back into professional football by Brentford, describing his return to the game as a “miracle”.

After making his debut against Newcastle, Eriksen was handed his first start for the club in last week’s 3-1 win over Norwich and has now made three appearances in total for the Bees.

Featured Image Credit: Premier League

Topics: Brentford, Christian Eriksen, Football, Premier League

Rory O'Callaghan
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