Brentford have been promoted to the Premier League for the first time in their history after beating Swansea City 2-0 in the Championship play-off final on Saturday at Wembley.
Ivan Toney’s penalty and Emiliano Marcondes’ far-post finish in the first half did the job for the Bees against the Swans who were reduced to ten men after Jay Fulton was sent off in the 65th-minute for a foul on Mathias Jensen.
Thomas Frank’s team advance to the top-flight for the first time since 1946-47, a move that could be worth around £160m to the west London club.
The Bees were beaten in last season’s second-tier play-off final by Fulham, who ran out 2-1 winners after extra time.
Just like last season, they’d fumbled automatic promotion in the run-in but any memories of anguish from their last visit to Wembley was replaced by pure joy as they finally won a play-off game at the 10th time of asking.
They will feature in English football’s top division for the first time since 1946-47 next season, and in doing so will become the 50th club to play in the Premier League.