Friday, September 24

Brentford to battle Swansea for last Premier League spot


This year’s Championship play-off will be played between Swansea and Brentford.

Swansea were held to a 1-1 draw by Barnsley on Saturday.

However, the Welsh club had defeated their opponents 1-0 in the first leg of the semi-final tie.

Matt Grimes scored in the 39th minute, before Cauley Woodrow levelled for the visitors in the 71st minute to set up a frantic finish.

The Swans, who finished fourth in the Championship, last played in the top flight in 2017/2018.

Earlier on Saturday, Brentford fought back from one goal down to beat 10-man Bournemouth 3-1 in the second leg and advanced 3-2 on aggregate.

The Championship playoff final will be played on May 29.

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