Brentford will play Premier League football for the first time next season after earning promotion with a 2-0 victory over Swansea City in the Championship playoff final at Wembley Stadium.
Thomas Frank’s side made a dream start, with Ivan Toney converting a 10th-minute penalty after Bryan Mbeumo had been fouled by goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.
Brentford doubled their lead 10 minutes later, breaking from their own penalty area before Mads Rasmussen teed up Emiliano Marcondes for a first-time finish.
Toney nearly made it 3-0 moments later when his looping volley from outside the box hit the bar and bounced down on to the goalline.
Andre Ayew twice came close with headers for Swansea either side of half-time but their hopes of a comeback were reduced when Jay Fulton was sent off on 65 minutes for a foul on Mathias Jensen.
Brentford, who lost out to Fulham at this same stage last season, will become the 50th club to play in the Premier League, and the first to make their debut since Brighton & Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town did so in 2017/18.
The Bees, who will play top flight football for the first time in 74years having failed nine times at playoffs, join Championship winners Norwich City and runners-up Watford as the other promoted sides.
Image via Twitter @BrentfordFC
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