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Swansea 1-1 Barnsley: Matt Grimes strike sends Swans to Wembley play-off final against Brentford

Swansea 1-1 Barnsley: Matt Grimes’ strike sets up a Wembley play-off final date against Brentford as Cauley Woodrow’s equaliser is too little too late for Valerien Ismael’s men

  • Swansea are into the play-off final after beating Barnsley 2-1 on aggregate 
  • Matt Grimes curling first-half strike put the Swans in the driving seat
  • Cauley Woodrow pulled back an equaliser for Barnsley but it wasn’t enough 

Swansea are through to the play-off final after a tense 1-1 draw against Barnsley that saw them over the line 2-1 on aggregate.

A superb curling strike from Matt Grimes gave the Swans the lead in the first half, and despite Cauley Woodrow’s fine first-time effort that levelled proceedings, Steve Cooper’s men hung on to clinch victory over two legs. 

Barnsley may feel aggrieved as they had the lion’s share of attacking possession, mustering 12 shots on goal to Swansea’s four.  

A nervy match saw both teams proceed cautiously throughout, but it is Swansea who will face Brentford at Wembley for the chance to become a Premier League side once again on 29 May.

More to follow. 

Swansea are through to the play-off final at Wembley after beating Barnsley 2-1 on aggregate

Matt Grimes hit a curling strike from the edge of the penalty area to put Swansea 1-0 up

Matt Grimes hit a curling strike from the edge of the penalty area to put Swansea 1-0 up

Barnsley fought back through a Cauley Woodrow first-time strike but it wasn't enough

Barnsley fought back through a Cauley Woodrow first-time strike but it wasn’t enough

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