Andre Ayew’s promotion hopes finish as Benrahma’s Brentford beat Swansea


The Algeria winger performed his half in serving to the Bees get one step nearer to high flight soccer in Wednesday’s semi-final second leg

Mentioned Benrahma was a catalyst for Brentford as they circled a one-goal deficit to see off Andre Ayew’s Swansea Metropolis 3-1 within the second leg of their Championship promotion play-off semi-final on Wednesday.

The Bees had fallen to a 1-Zero defeat within the first leg on the Liberty Stadium courtesy of Ayew’s sensible 80th-minute strike after the Ghana worldwide had missed a penalty.

Nevertheless, Thomas Frank’s males clearly had different concepts for the return leg in what was their final sport at Griffin Park having performed there since 1904, they usually got here out in full drive with Ollie Watkins giving them the lead within the 11th minute to stage the tie.

It didn’t take lengthy earlier than it grew to become 2-Zero with Benrahma’s lengthy ball from deep discovering the pinnacle of Emiliano Marcondes 4 minutes later.

Brentford had been in management, however nonetheless added extra, with a 3rd coming from Franco-Cameroonian Bryan Mbeumo on the restart, as he faucet in Rico Henry’s low cross.

Swansea pulled one again via Liverpool loanee Rhian Brewster within the 78th minute after a dismal error from Brentford captain Pontus Jansson but it surely proved to be nothing greater than a mere comfort.

Benrahma had a positive sport, producing six pictures and having two efforts hit the woodwork. The Algerian additionally had 64 touches which was the joint second highest of the Brentford gamers; 34 correct passes at 85% (second-highest) and 4 key passes.

In the course of the common season, Benrahma scored 17 targets and supplied 9 assists as Brentford completed in third place, simply two factors shy of automated promotion.

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Ayew in the meantime was removed from his greatest, having no pictures however having a 100% success in his dribbles (5 from 5 makes an attempt). The 30-year outdated Ghanaian had 45 touches, 13 correct passes at 56% success price, and was dispossessed whereas on the ball 21 instances.

2019-20 is the most efficient season of Ayew’s profession with 18 targets and 7 assists in all competitions, which is only one in need of his final three campaigns in England mixed and his mortgage stint in Turkey with Fenerbahce.

For Chelsea-linked Benrahma and Brentford, they may have an opportunity to make it into the English high flight for the primary time in additional than 70 years after they face both Fulham or Cardiff Metropolis within the closing at Wembley subsequent Tuesday.


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