After a brilliant success in the playoffs final against Swansea City (2-0) this Saturday, Brentford confirmed his rise to the Premier League. The Bees will find the elite, 74 years after having left it. Brentford is therefore the third promoted English with Norwich and Watford.
Brentford had a date with his story this Saturday. After seeing his dreams of climbing be dashed last season by losing to Fulham, the club of the London borough of Hounslow represented in the playoff final for accession to the Premier League against Swansea City. Mission accomplished with a 2-0 victory.
It was not won for the Bees. Beaten in the first leg in the semi-final against Bournemouth (1-0), Thomas Frank’s players redoubled their efforts and courage to turn things around at home against the Cherries, at Griffin Park (3-1) and thus afford a second consecutive opportunity to find the elite of English football.
This Saturday afternoon at Wembley, the lucky star decided to be above Brentford. In front of the 12,000 supporters present in the stands, the Bees unrolled their football to validate their ticket for the Premier League, which they will find again next year … 74 years after their last stint in the elite of English football.
Bryan Mbeumo and his teammates were quick to take the lead. In the 10th minute of play, the 21-year-old Frenchman was hooked into the box by Swansea goalkeeper Freddie Woodman. Ivan Toney didn’t hesitate to convert the offering, giving himself his 32nd Championship goal of the season.
Ultra domineering in the first period, the Brentford players made the break quickly in the meeting. On a counterattack pattern, Emiliano Marcondes blew up Swansea’s defense to allow his side to settle comfortably into the game, leading 2-0 in the 20th minute.
This time it’s the right one
The third in the Championship regular season then consolidated his lead acquired at the start of the game against a Swansea team reduced to ten per hour of play. After failing at the gates of the Premier League last year, the players de Brentford will return to the elite, 74 years after leaving it.
Great architect of the great season of his family (eight goals and ten assists this season), Bryan Mbeumo had chosen to stay in Brentford for an additional year, while his attacking friends, Said Benrahma and Ollie Watkins, had them , made the big leap to the Premier League this summer.
“It would be a dream to get into the Premier League, especially with the club I have been with for two years already. Last year we narrowly missed it. I hope this year we will have maybe to have a little more experience and that we can better tackle these playoffs, “the former Troyen told us on May 15.
It’s done. The residents of Griffin Park validated their ticket for the Premier League at the end of a marathon season. Brentford is therefore the third promoted alongside Norwich City and Watford. Fulham, West Bromwich and Sheffield United go the other way and come back down.