Brentford have made it into the Premier League for the first time in their history. They defeated Swansea City in the finals of the Championship playoffs 2-0 to secure their spot next season. Ivan Toney was the first man on the scoresheet as he converted a penalty to open the scoring 10 minutes into the match.
Emiliano Marcondes doubled up the lead ten minutes later to further boost their chances. And despite a good season from the Welsh club, they were unable to fight back to the determined London outfit. To further dampen their chances, Jay Fulton was sent off for a rash challenge on Mathias Jensen. Swansea had to play the last thirty minutes of the match with 10 men. 12 thousand fans cheered on as they won the crucial match today.
50/10 – Brentford will be the 50th different team to play in the Premier League, and the 10th side from London to do so. Welcome. pic.twitter.com/72aggUi2qO— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 29, 2021
After missing out on promotion last season, Brentford have managed to get the win at Wembley they needed to make it into the top tier of English football. They ended their spell of 10 consecutive playoff heartbreaks by winning today. And the club have made some history in the process as well.
Brentford have now become the 50th team to play in the Premier League since the inception of the competition. They now become the tenth side from London to play in the Premier League. The playoff winners join Championship winners Norwich City and second-placed Watford as they go up in the Premier League.
The playoff is hailed as the most expensive match in Europe, and Brentford will receive a huge £160 million for their victory against Swansea City today.