Brentford – Swansea City 2-0: the dream comes true, the Bees are in the Premier League

After a long journey that began on 12 September 2020 with a narrow defeat in Birmingham for  Brentford  and a win with the same score for  Swansea City  on Preston’s court; the day of the final act of the Championship has arrived  ; after 48 matches, the two teams will play everything in the Wembley match  : whoever wins flies to the  Premier League.

The formations

The  Brentford  in the field with the trident composed of  Toney  and  Mbeumo  with behind them  Marcondes , plays in midfield  Roerslev  right; trident confirmed instead for Swansea: Connors plays with Ayew and Lowe.

The race

At the first opportunity  Brentford  took the lead: foul in goalkeeper Woodman’s area on  Mbeumo  and penalty kick,  Ivan Toney went from the spot  and made no mistake, signing the 33th goal this season

After only ten minutes comes the doubling: personal action on the right of  Rasmussen  who on the counterattack serves  Marcondes  who realizes with the right.

The double advantage penalizes Swansea, the departure of  Brentford  is really incisive; after half an hour the Welsh recovered by closing the Londoners in their own half, but only remedying some corners that were not lucky. The  Bees, on the other hand, are close to the trio  with  Mbeumo  whose conclusion is well saved by Woodman.

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Ivan Toney (Play Off Championship Final) – Photo by Brentford Official Twitter

In the second   half, Swansea started determined to close the gap and suffered two chances from goal, the first a right-footed shot by Jamal Lowe which was lost however to the right of  Raya Martin  and the second with a header by Cullen that came out on the left. ; the network does not arrive and in addition the Welsh remain in ten men: naivety of  Fulton  who performs a serious and useless intervention by remedying the direct expulsion and complicating the recovery of Swansea.

The  Bees  control the game until the end of the match, obtaining promotion to the Premier League for the first time in history  ; the path in recent seasons rewards a club that in terms of programming before and points obtained on the field deserves more than others the promotion, which escaped last season in the final lost against  Fulham .

There will therefore still be six London teams in the top flight:  Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal, West Ham and Crystal Palace  are then joined by  Brentford ; instead three formations in the  Championship  with  Fulham  relegated reaching  Millwall and QPR.

By  Gianluca Urgnani