Bees bite back against Swans for play-off final place

Bees bite back against Swans for play-off final place

Their reward was a tricky two-legged tie against Swansea after they finished 11 points adrift of Brentford in sixth place with the Welsh outfit snatching the final play-off spot in dramatic fashion of the final day.

Ollie Watkins canceled out Swansea's advantage in the opening minutes and Emiliano Marcondes doubled stylish Brentford's lead before the break.

Bryan Mbeumo bagged their third goal after halftime and Rhian Brewster's strike was too late to spark a Swansea revival.

On Tuesday, Brentford will play either Fulham or Cardiff for a spot in the Premier League, but Brentford will be tired of slipping up again when it matters most.

Seven straight wins after lockdown had left promotion tantalisingly within Brentford's grasp, before successive defeats by Stoke and Barnsley consigned them to the play-offs.

The unfashionable west London club, forever in the shadow of neighbors Chelsea, remain in the hunt to reach England's top flight for the first time in 73 years.

Frank said his adrenaline had been going since the end of the previous leg.

"I said after training yesterday that we wouldn't leave this pitch until we're in the final". "I think it's a risky game if you don't do that".

'Because we were just on it.

Brentford went on to win 3-1 and secured progress at the expense of the Wales based club on a 3-2 aggregate score line.

Trailing 1-0 from the first leg of the semi-final, Brentford bossed the match from the start in their last fixture at Griffin Park - the club's home since 1904.

Watkins burst through from Mathias Jensen's low pass through the Swans' central defence to calmly slot under keeper Erwin Mulder for his 26th goal of the season.

"The mentality of this team is impressive, the way they are growing", the Dane added.

"And my final speech was in the dressing room, because it deserved the final speech there - with all the players and all the staff - and I said let's go out and make it one last magical moment at Griffin Park".

Jensen released left back Rico Henry into space and his cross was volleyed into the net by Mbeumo with a sublime finish.

Swansea looks to close out Griffin Park, where they have an all-time record of nine wins, 21 losses and ten draws, with a win while they seek to keep their 100% record in the Championship play-offs intact, having won them the only other time they participated in 2011.

Swansea gave themselves a chance when Pontus Jansson's mistake allowed Brewster to chip David Raya in the home goal, but they could not find a second goal to level the tie.

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