EFL Championship: Brentford beat Swansea in last game at 116-year-old Griffin Park stadium to reach playoff final

Brentford, which is moving to a new 17,250-capacity ground, will face either Cardiff or Fulham in the 4 August final at Wembley.

The Associated Press July 30, 2020 10:05:52 IST
EFL Championship: Brentford beat Swansea in last game at 116-year-old Griffin Park stadium to reach playoff final

Brentford beat Swansea 3-1 on Wednesday in their last game after 116 years at Griffin Park stadium to reach the Championship playoff final.

Brentford overturned Swansea’s one-goal lead from the semifinal first leg within the first 15 minutes through goals from Ollie Watkins and Emiliano Marcondes.

Bryan Mbeumo added the third goal just after halftime, before Rhian Brewster pulled one back for Swansea.

The Bees moved one step closer to the Premier League with the 3-2 overall win. Seven straight wins after the COVID-19 lockdown had left promotion tantalizingly within Brentford’s grasp, before successive losses to Stoke and Barnsley forced Brentford into the playoffs.

EFL Championship Brentford beat Swansea in last game at 116yearold Griffin Park stadium to reach playoff final

Brentford will face either Cardiff or Fulham in playoff final. Image: Twitter/@BrentfordFC

Brentford, which is moving to a new 17,250-capacity ground, will face either Cardiff or Fulham in the 4 August final at Wembley.

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