Brentford vs Wolves: Drone stops play at Premier League match for 20 minutes in first half

Players at Brentford Community Stadium had to be taken off the pitch due to a drone hovering above the stadium; game was suspended for around 20 minutes before it resumed with the drone having flown off

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A drone flying over the Brentford Community Stadium forced play to be suspended between the Bees and Wolves and resulted in the players leaving the pitch

The Premier League match between Brentford and Wolves was halted for around 20 minutes in the first half due to an "unofficial drone" flying above the Brentford Community Stadium.

The players had to leave the pitch in the 28th minute due to the drone.

But the game, which was goalless, resumed around 20 minutes later after the drone flew off.

Before the drone, there had already been a long stoppage in play following a sickening clash of heads between Brentford team-mates Mathias Jensen and Rico Henry, which left both bleeding heavily. They were both replaced by concussion substitutes.

Sky Sports News has contacted the Metropolitan Police.

Wolves won the match 2-1 thanks to goals from Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves.

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Brentford statement

A Brentford spokesperson has told Sky Sports News: "The Brentford v Wolves match was suspended for period of time due to an unauthorised drone flying above the Brentford Community Stadium.

"Given the risks, the match officials and the stadium safety team followed agreed protocols to suspend the game and remove both teams from the pitch.

"The police are now investigating the incident."

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