Brentford vs. Swansea City - Football Match Report

Swansea City faces Brentford in the second leg of their Championship playoff semifinal

Brentford took a large step forward in their quest to play top-flight football for the first time in more than 70 years next season after beating Swansea City in their playoff semi-final on Wednesday evening.

Just five minutes later, with Swansea still reeling, the Bees doubled their lead.

And Swansea's hopes of a swift second-half recovery were dashed when Bryan Mbeumo added a superb third 54 seconds after the interval.

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.

"We need The General's experience, coolness and passing ability as we head into the last part of the season", Frank told the club's website last month following Mokotjo's contract extension. The stadium will be shared with Premiership rugby club London Irish.

Collapsing onto the pitch at the final whistle, the celebrations weren't of a team that is used to a procession towards its glories.

That would be the ideal way to say farewell to Griffin Park, the club's home since 1904, as Brentford prepare to move into a new stadium next season.

"Because we had these two minor setbacks everyone was talking about 'can they handle it, ' but you know we put too many things on a specific game", Frank said.

"The move to the Brentford Community Stadium for next season could be made as a Premier League club, with the Bees now one game away from a place in the top flight for the first time since 1947".

'Because we were just on it.

Breaking quickly from a Swansea corner, Brentford cut through the visitors' defense as Watkins ran onto Mathias Jensen's precise through-ball and slotted a clinical finish under Erwin Mulder.

Swansea will be without the injured trio of Ben Wilmot, Joe Rodon and George Byers while Wayne Routledge is a doubt after a leg injury that forced him to miss the first leg. Kyle Naughton is available for selection after serving a three-match ban.

The hosts were ahead in the tie inside 15 minutes as Marcondes drifted between the Swansea centre backs to head a pin-point Said Benrahma cross into the net.

Should Brentford win promotion, comparisons to Norwich - if they aren't already being made - are inevitable.

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

Swansea then got back into the game with a goal on the 78th minute after Rhian Brewster capitalized on a mistake from Jansson and latched onto a loose ball and lifted it over the goalkeeper for a 3-1 score on the night and 3-2 on aggregate.