Brentford manager, Thomas Frank, claimed a first after his side’s opening Premier League match of the season was delayed for sanitation reasons due to a lack of water in the Community Stadium.
The game against Tottenham Hotspur kicked off some seven minutes late with the water supply issue resolved soon after.
The match then was 2-2.
Frank told reporters when asked if his players had managed to shower: “It was the most crazy reason for delaying a Premier League game I have ever heard.
“It reminded me a little bit about the drone game two years ago, against Wolves.
“Probably also the first time in the Premier League.
“Again, making history.
“First time drone, and second time no water.”
Brentford’s match at Wolverhampton Wanderers in January last year was suspended for 19 minutes for security reasons with a drone hovering above the stadium.
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Tottenham’s new manager Ange Postecoglou laughed off the delay to his Premier League debut.
“Twenty seven years of managing, mate, and that’s the beauty of it, there’s always something new,” said the Australian.
“So just another little line in my autobiography.”