Brentford vs Swansea (2-0) May 29, 2021 Player Ratings and Stats
Brentford will play in the Premier League for the first time after winning the League playoff final 2-0 against Swansea.
Ivan Toney’s early penalty has been added à by a strike from Emiliano Marcondes before 20 minutes had been played, rocking Swansea, whose recovery was interrupted by a red card for Jay Fulton midway through the second half.
Toney has been influential for Brentford throughout this campaign, and while he didn’t have his best game on Saturday, he certainly played his part in what turned out to be a comfortable win. A calm first-half penalty got the ball rolling, as he nearly scored a second with specular effort from outside the box that bounced off the bar and onto the line.
Swansea rarely offered a serious threat to David Raya’s goal, and that was largely due to an outstanding performance by Brentford center-backs. The choice of these players was Ethan Pinnock, who dominated his duels with the forwards from Swansea, especially in the air. The man of the match.
Alongside Pinnock, Henrik Dalsgaard dominated the rearguard and did not lose a single duel. His discipline was also formidable since he did not allow any free kicks.