Brentford 2-0 Swansea City, Championship Play-Off Final: report, ratings and verdict


Brentford 3-4-1-2



Swansea City 3-1-4-2

Half Time: 2 - 0 Wembley ( Attendance: 12,691 )
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Brentford won a first-ever promotion to the Premier League with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Swansea City in the Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley.

Ivan Toney gave the Bees the perfect start as he converted from the penalty spot 10 minutes in after Swans keeper Freddie Woodman brought Bryan Mbuemo down in the box.

Emiliano Marcondes then doubled the lead with a super counter-attacking move which saw Mads Roerslev’s cross coolly finished off by Emiliano Marcondes in the 20th minute before Toney could have made it three as his volleyed effort came back off the crossbar.

Two minutes after the interval Andre Ayew could have given Swansea a lifeline but headed wide from a glorious Connor Roberts cross.

At the other end, Ethan Pinnock saw his venomous effort deflected over by Pontus Jansson on the hour mark before Swansea’s Jay Fulton was dismissed for a poor challenge on Mathias Jensen five minutes later.

From then on it was comfortable for the Bees with Toney squandering a gilt-edged chance to net his second late on.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Jay Fulton’s red card for an awful challenge on Mathias Jensen killed off any hopes of a Swansea comeback.

Moan of the Match

Brentford sat off for spells in the second-half when it felt as though they could have put Steve Cooper’s men to the sword.

Talking Point

Brentford are unlikely to dominate games in the same way in the top tier next season – so how can they adapt their approach to give themselves a shot at staying up?

Man of the Match

Ivan Toney – the striker led the line superbly and netted his 33rd goal of the season in a strong performance.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Chris Kavanagh (Lancashire) – spot on with the penalty call and red card but was inconsistent with many of the more minor decisions.


The Bees faithful paid tribute to their excellent performance by singing loud and proud at Wembley throughout.


From early on, there was only going to be one winner and Brentford were good value as they ensured top-flight football for the first time in more than 70 years and ended their Play-Off hoodoo at the 10th attempt to seal a place in the Premier League.

Line Ups

Brentford 3-4-1-2

Raya; Dalsgaard, Jansson (Reid, 79), Pinnock; Roerslev, Jensen, Janelt (Ghoddos, 74), Canos (Forss, 74); Marcondes (Bidstrup, 90+2); Toney, Mbuemo

Subs not used:

Daniels, Norgaard, Fosu, Goode, Stevens


Marcondes, Janelt

Swansea City 3-1-4-2

Woodman; Naughton (Cullen, 60), Cabango, Guehi; Grimes; Roberts, Fulton, Hourihane (Dhanda, 63), Bidwell (Manning, 83); Ayew, Lowe

Subs not used:

Hamer, Bennett, Latibeaudiere, Freeman, Smith, Whittaker



Sent Off


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