First-half objectives from Ivan Toney and Emiliano Marcondes have been sufficient for Thomas Frank’s aspect to beat the Swans at Wembley Stadium
Brentford have ended a seven-decade-plus hiatus from the top-flight of English soccer after they triumphed 2-Zero towards Swansea Metropolis within the Championship play-off ultimate on Saturday, to seal their first-ever Premier League look.
First-half objectives from Ivan Toney and Emiliano Marcondes have been sufficient for Thomas Frank’s aspect to beat the Swans at Wembley Stadium and be part of Norwich and Watford on the excessive desk of the home recreation from subsequent season onwards.
It ends a run of 9 straight play-off defeats over the previous 30 years, and brings to a detailed a 74-year absence from the highest division for the Bees, in entrance of a crowd of 11,689 in north London.
Brentford finish three-quarter century harm
There had been fears amongst Bees supporters that the membership, shorn of dynamo ahead Ollie Watkins in the course of the low season and relocated from historic dwelling Griffin Park, may need struggled to recapture the heights of final time period’s third-place end.
Even after they proved any doubters fallacious with consecutive top-six finishes for the primary time since they have been in League One below Danish boss Frank, the spectre of a Wembley play-off ultimate defeat to Fulham in extra-time because of a Joe Bryan double final summer time nonetheless lingered within the minds.
However Toney’s early penalty and Marcondes’ close-range end contained in the opening quarter gave them a lead they by no means regarded within the temper to give up simply – and when Swansea boss Steve Cooper noticed Jay Fulton despatched off with 1 / 4 of the sport to go, followers have been in a position to let their goals flip right into a brilliant new actuality.
Bees carry up magic PL milestone
In qualifying for the 2021-22 Premier League season, Brentford will now develop into the 50th membership to compete within the competitors since its inception in 1992-93.
The Bees are additionally the newest aspect to have competed within the outdated First Division – final in 1946-47 – and returned to the rebranded high flight, with an additional 14 golf equipment nonetheless but to make the leap and one other now defunct.
Swansea in the meantime will stay within the Championship for one more 12 months, three seasons on from their relegation following a seven-term spell on the summit between 2011 and 2018, throughout which they gained the 2012-2013 EFL Cup towards Bradford Metropolis.