Brentford vs Swansea LIVE: Championship play-off latest score, goals and updates today

Brentford take on Swansea at Wembley Stadium in the Championship play-off final looking to book their place in next season’s Premier League.

The heartache of last year’s final, with Fulham edging out their London rivals 2-1 thanks to a double from Joe Bryan, sets up a redemption story for Thomas Frank’s side in what is known as ‘The Richest Game in Football’.

And the Danish coach believes last year’s experience, despite being negative, will boost their chances of finally jumping up to English football’s top tier: “I think it is a plus – how big a plus you don’t really know. That experience from being there last year will help in a way, but it is not like we are suddenly 20% better. It might help in the decisive moments. It will be a tight game which will go down to the finest of margins. It is very important we do everything we can to be brave and make sure that when we look back we do not regret anything.”

While Swans head coach Steve Cooper insists promotion “would mean everything” for the Welsh club: “The club has been there before, long before I was here, and that journey was a special one. Then it was taken away through relegation, the club has had to re-establish itself with a different identity and rebuild. We’ve got to this last game of the season and given ourselves a 50-50 chance of winning. It’s something we’ve got to really go for. It would mean everything to the city and everything to the club, and everyone’s aware of that. It’s a massive motivation for us to get the job done.”

Follow live minute-by-minute updates from Wembley Stadium with analysis and reaction from this huge match:

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Brentford 2 – 0 Swansea

30 mins: Vitaly Janelt catches Matt Grimes just inside of Brentford’s half and Swansea win the chance to send the ball into the box. Connor Roberts dinks a right-footed pass into the Brentford area but Ivan Toney is back to defend and he heads the ball clear.

Brentford 2 – 0 Swansea

27 mins: Steve Cooper has changed the Swansea formation. They’re now playing with a back four instead of a three. Jay Fulton has dropped into a more regulation right-back position. Cooper knows that if Swansea concede again it’s pretty much game over. Brentford have been fantastic so far. They win a free kick over on the left hand side. Mbeumo swings the set piece into the box but Ethan Pinnock fouls Andre Ayew and Swansea are awarded the ball.

Off the woodwork! Toney hits the crossbar!

Brentford 2 – 0 Swansea

24 mins: Ivan Toney almost finishes the game for Brentford with a shot from outside the Swansea penalty area. He brings the ball to the front right edge of the box and spots that Freddie Woodman is slightly off his line. Toney decides to go for it and hits sweet shoot at goal. Woodman is beaten but the ball strikes the underside of the crossbar, lands on the goalline then bounces away.

GOAL! Emiliano doubles the lead!

Brentford 2 – 0 Swansea

20 mins: Goal! What a counter-attack! Brilliant from Brentford. Pontus Jansson stops Andre Ayew from taking a shot in Brentford’s box and then sends the ball up to Bryan Mbeumo to start the counter-attack. He carries the ball to the edge of the box before slipping it to Mads Roerslav who bombs forward on the overlap. He holds the ball up in the penalty area before sliding a pass into the arriving Emiliano. The forward hits a first time shot and smokes it low past Freddie Woodman to send the Brentford fans wild.

Brentford 1 – 0 Swansea

18 mins: Sergi Canos is having some success on the left-side for Brentford. Swansea seem unwilling to tackle him which is strange considering their conduct everywhere else. Canos cuts inside from the wing and attempts to curl a cross into Ivan Toney at the back post. He underhits the pass and the ball lands safely with Freddie Woodman.

Brentford 1 – 0 Swansea

15 mins: Swansea are losing a bit of focus. They’re giving away too many free kicks by arriving late into tackles, they just need to settle down. Jay Fulton is penalised for tackle on Vitaly Janelt.

Brentford 1 – 0 Swansea

13 mins: It was a lovely run off the ball from Bryan Mbeumo to win the penalty. Sergi Canos received the ball on the inside left and guided a pinpoint through ball into the box. Mbeumo darted in between Ben Cabango and Marc Guehi to reach the ball first before he was taken out by a sliding Freddie Woodman.

GOAL! IvanToney gives Brentford the lead!

Brentford 1 – 0 Swansea

10 mins: Goal! Brentford’s talisman puts them in front after just 10 minutes. Toney stepped up to the ball and gloriously slots the spot kick into the bottom left hand corner. Freddie Woodman dove the right way but he couldn’t reach the ball. Brentford lead at Wembley.

Penalty to Brentford!

Brentford 0 – 0 Swansea

9 mins: Freddie Woodman catches Bryan Mbeumo after he burst into the box to meet a through ball!

Yellow card for Grimes!

Brentford 0 – 0 Swansea

6 mins: Matt Grimes dives into late challenge on Sergi Canos after he loses the ball in the middle of the pitch. His feet were off the ground when he hits Canos and it’s a mean tackle. Rightly so he gets shown a yellow card and he’ll have to be careful from now on.

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