Brentford Gain Promotion Back To Premier League After 74 Years – European Football
Brentford have gained promotion to the Premier
League for the first time since 1947 after defeating
Swansea 2-0 in the Championship play-off final on
Saturday, Completesports.com reports.
First half goals from Ivan Toney and Emiliano
Marcondes secured the win for Brentford against a
Toney opened scoring from the penalty in the 10th
minute before Marcondes made it 2-0 on 20
Swansea were reduced to 10 men after Jay Fulton
was sent off for a foul on Mathias Jensen.
The Bees, as Brentford are fondly called, were
beaten in last season’s second-tier play-off final by
Fulham, who ran out 2-1 winners after extra time.
But the pain of Brentford’s last visit to this stadium
turned to elation as they finally tasted play-off
success at the 10th time of asking.
They now join Championship winners Norwich and
Watford as the three teams that gained promotion
to the Premier League ahead of next season.