- Brentford will play in the prestigious English Premier League next season
- The hard-fighting Bees put up a magical performance to defeat Swansea to gain promotion
- They join Norwich and Watford who earlier qualified for the English elite football competition
Brentford will see English Premier League action in the 2021/2022 season after gaining promotion at the expense of Swansea on Saturday afternoon, May 29.
They put up a spectacular performance againt the Swans to lay their Wembley fears to rest and gain promotion to the Premier League.
In the 10th minute, Ivan Toney tucked home a penalty kick to put his side ahead early into the fixture after he was fouled in the box by Freddie Woodman.
And barely ten minutes later, it was 2-0 following a crucial strike by Emiliano Marcondes to ensure the Bees extend their lead.
It then went from bad to worse for Swansea after Jay Fulton was shown straight red in the second half for a dangerous challenge.
Unlike a year ago against Fulham, Thomas Frank's men more than rose to the occasion to reach the Premier League for the first time.
It is their first ever appearance since 1947, thereby becoming the 50th football team to play in the English topflight.
The celebrations began as their skipper Pontus Jansson lifted the play-off trophy to the delight of the handful of fans in the stadium.
Delighted striker Ivan Toney told SkySports:
“I’ve got no words. I said beforehand If we got a pen, there was no doubt what I was going to do.
“Even when they had 11 men, I didn’t think they created any chances. This is the best dressing room I’ve been in.
“I’m in the Premier League with the best bunch of boys.”
Brentford now join Norwich and Watford as teams who gained promotion from the Sky Bet Championship to the Premier League for next season.
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that Fulham were relegated back to the Championship after one season following a 2-0 defeat to Burnley on Monday, May 10.
Scott Parker’s side’s relegation meant for the first time in Premier League history, all three relegation places were confirmed with three games to go.
Fulham went into the Burnley game with the slimmest chance of survival, sitting 10 points behind 17th placed Southampton.