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Fulham defeats Brentford in the inaugural Premier League Summer Series

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

PHILADELPHIA — Fulham F.C. defeated Brentford F.C. in the second Premier League Summer Series game. Fulham F.C. won 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field.

Fulham F.C. is the second Premier League team to win in this three-game set. Chelsea defeated Brighton Hove & Albion 4-3 on Saturday night.

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“It was very hard and dry pitch, it was tough to play the kind of football we want to play, fast getting the ball moving,” Fulham’s defender Antonee Robinson said. “Overall for the lads that have not played too many minutes, it was good to get a good run out against a good side.”

This Premier League Summer Series is the first of its kind. The tour will feature several different stops before the teams begin their Premier League season.

The Summer Series was founded in 2023. It consists of pre-season friendlies that take place in the United States over eight days.

It is just the second Premier League competition held outside of England. The Premier League Asia Trophy is the other.

Each team just scored one after halftime. Fulham F.C.’s Carlos Vinicius scored to put the team up 3-1.

Brentford’s Kristopher Ajer cut the lead to 3-2. It would remain this way for the rest of the game.

In the first half, Fulham F.C. led 2-1. Harry Wilson scored the opening goal of the game. Bobby De Cordova-Reid gave them a 2-1 lead going into halftime.

“The heat was tough,” Fulham’s midfielder Harry Wilson said. “For a lot of us that was the first time we had played more than 45 minutes so I think the boys showed good fitness levels… It was a good 60 minutes to get under the belt and it was nice  to get a goal.”

Brentford’s Yoane Wissa scored in the first half.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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