Swansea play‑off final

I don't understand why there can't be VAR in these games. Bobby Hassell reacted angrily to Knight's attempt to win the ball, throwing the striker to the ground and picking up a yellow card. “We did that. And Trundle cut inside from the right and jinked across the Barnsley defence before shooting inches wide - but there were to be no more goals and the game went to penalties.

Colgan saved the decisive penalty in the shoot-out The match was to determine the third and final team to gain promotion from the Football League Championship, the second tier of English football, to the Premier League.

Sergio Aguero's injury could keep him out of action for a further two months, admits Pep Guardiola Brentford booked their place in the Championship play-off final as they overturned their first leg deficit against Swansea.

Coventry, QPR don't take knee, Warburton demands guidanceLeft-back Henry slid in heavily on Roberts close to the touchline and, following furious protests from the Swansea bench, referee Keith Stroud produced a straight red card, though replays suggested the 23-year-old got a touch on the ball on his way through.Having passed up two gilt-edged opportunities to achieve automatic promotion to the Premier League in the final 10 days of the regular season, questions were asked as to whether Thomas Frank's men would have the mentality to be able to cope with a Swansea side riding high after their dramatic, last-minute top-six finish.Arguably the best chance of the half came six minutes before the break, when Ayew's header rebounded off the post, but Brewster - whose offside position went unseen by the linesman - saw his weak connection smothered by Raya, though Said Benrahma soon surged into the area and hit a swerving effort narrowly over the crossbar on the stroke of half-time. 27 May 06 |  Rory Fallon had a great chance to make it 3-0 but his headed effort flew off target.Jackett’s men looked to be in a bit of trouble after drawing the first leg of the semi-final 1-1 at the Liberty.Joe Allen headed into his own net early in the second half to give Reading hope, then Matt Mills’ powerful header made it 3-2 on 57 minutes.They had beaten Rotherham in the semi-finals, and headed to Plainmoor with a 2-1 advantage from the first leg of the then two-legged final against Torquay.But Forest fought back in the second half, and put the cat amongst the pigeons when Robert Earnshaw made it 2-1 on 80 minutes.Leon Knight scored twice as the Swans secured their place in the League One play-off final thanks to victory at Griffin Park.Chester’s cause was not helped by a red card for Chris Priest, but the Swans always looked in control.The Swans have experienced their own mixture of joy and heartache in a format that has provided so many memorable moments over the last 34 years.But when the set-piece was cleared to Darren Pratley, he raced forward before steering the ball into the empty Forest net from just inside his own half. 1:57

We are going to appeal this and I am absolutely 100 per cent sure we'll have a decision where Rico can play on Wednesday. Aston Villa close to £19 million Bertrand Traore signing but Wesley could be missing until next year He works so well with the young squad built around him and led by example on Sunday, by bouncing back from his penalty miss to win the game late on.We would like your feedback, please fill in our survey Swansea and Brentford will meet again in the second leg at Griffin Park on Wednesday July 29, when one of the two teams will advance to the play-off final at Wembley on Tuesday August 4.

So it all comes down to the final round of fixtures with Swansea City’s chase for a Championship play-off place going right to the wire. Denied the chance to say a proper goodbye to their footballing home, the Brentford fans emerged onto the streets at the final whistle, singing of Wembley and the Premier League and the attacking prowess of top scorer Ollie Watkins. Not that it's overly aggressive or he's gone to endanger anybody, just the fact that it gives the ref an opportunity to send him off. How Lge 1 play-off final unfolded