Brentford 2-0 Swansea City: Toney, Marcondes goals end Bees’ Premier League wait

Brentford players celebrate with the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final trophy after victory in the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final between...

Ivan Toney’s penalty and Emiliano Marcondes’ finish on the counter-attack ten minutes later, helped Brentford race to a two-goal cushion after 20 minutes – one they wouldn’t relinquish against a frustrating Swansea display, as the Bees finally banished their playoff hoodoo at the tenth time of asking – earning a top-flight berth for the first time since the 1946-1947 season. Continue reading

Arsenal vs Swansea preview: Gunners aim to redeem themselves after forgettable week

Arsenal - Swansea preview: Gunners aim to redeem themselves after forgettable week

Following defeats against Barcelona and Manchester United in quick succession, Arsenal will be eagerly awaiting an uplifting display all-round when they entertain Swansea at the Emirates – aiming to keep their title fight alive.

Following successive defeats against Barcelona and Manchester United last week, Arsenal will be looking for a positive response as their Premier League title credentials have been questioned – with a home fixture against Francesco Guidolin’s inconsistent Swansea side.

The visitors for Wednesday’s clash sit in 16th place, just three points above the relegation zone with a game in hand over both Sunderland and Norwich, who played this evening. They’ll be hoping to avenge their 3-0 home defeat earlier on in the campaign, but the Gunners will be equally bullish about their chances of sealing all three points.

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