Monday 26 June 2017

Swansea promoted in 4-2 Wembley win

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 30: Scott Sinclair of Swansea celebrates with Fabio Borini (#15) and Alan Tate after he scores a penalty during the npower Championship Playoff Final between Reading and Swansea City at Wembley Stadium on May 30, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 30: Scott Sinclair of Swansea celebrates with Fabio Borini (#15) and Alan Tate after he scores a penalty during the npower Championship Playoff Final between Reading and Swansea City at Wembley Stadium on May 30, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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Swansea booked their ticket to the Premiership with a 4-2 win in a pulsating match against Reading at Wembley.



Three up at half- time, the Welsh side started the second half poorly and Reading pulled two goals back before Swansea found their stride again to go on to a comfortable win.



It was a disappointing day for two Irish internationals, Shane Lone and Noel Long, and retired Irish World Cup hero, Ian Harte.



Swansea now joins QPR and Norwich in the top flight of English football next August.



Reading have to start all over again and manager Brian McDermott will have a struggle on his hands to hang on to top scorer, and former Tipperary minor hurler, Shane Long.



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