West Brom promoted to Premier League afer last day drama


Kenyan left-back Clarke Oduor came off the bench to score the victor as Barnsley beat Brentford 2-1 to ensure they remain in the English Championship in a match played at the Griffin Park in Brentford on Wednesday evening.

Slaven Bilic hailed West Bromwich Albion's promotion to the Premier League as one of the proudest moments of his career after a 2-2 draw against QPR sent them up on a dramatic final day of the Championship season.

The final games of the Championship have been played and we now have our four English clubs fighting for the last Premier League promotion spot.

He had struggled since the lockdown but delivered a goal and assist in a 2-2 draw with QPR that was only enough because Brentford - who needed West Brom to drop points - lost at home to Barnsley whose injury-time strike ensured they avoided relegation.

Grady Diangana equalised just before half-time when he fired in after Callum Robinson set him free. West Brom's players only celebrated once it was confirmed that Brentford, which could have pipped them, had blown it in a 2-1 defeat by Barnsley.

West Brom's attention turned to Griffin Park, where Brentford were unable to take advantage as they chased a first season in the top-flight in 73 years.

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On a riveting finale in the second tier, 2013 FA Cup winners Wigan were relegated to League One along with Hull and Charlton.

The hurt on Frank's face was clear after the final day defeat to Barnsley, the usually jovial nature masked by the frustration of passing up a second opportunity to reach the promised land in a matter of days.

They enter Wednesday's crunch clash a goal behind on aggregate, after Andre Ayew's stunner earned Steve Cooper's men a 1-0 win at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday night.

Swansea defeated Reading 4-1 to dislodge Nottingham Forest and claim the final play-off spot.

No wonder Brentford's Danish manager Thomas Frank said: "Football is 80 per cent suffering and 10 per cent".

The visitors were heading down until Oduor struck but stayed up at Charlton's expense, the Addicks going down 4-0 at champions Leeds United. James Collins registered his 14th of the season to help Luton complete a great escape by prevailing 3-2 over Blackburn.