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Swansea promoted to the Premier League

31st May 2011 - Berko Tau

Swansea City have been promoted to the top flight of English football after defeating Reading 4-2 in yesterday's (May 30th) scintillating Championship play-off final.

This means that football manager Brendan Rodgers' team is the first Welsh club to ever enter the Premier League.

After leading 3-0 at half-time, Swansea were in a commanding position, but a Reading fight-back clawed the game to 3-2 before Scott Sinclair completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot in the 80th minute.

Stephen Dobbie was Swansea's other scorer, while Matt Mills added to an own-goal from Joe Allen to stage Reading's spirited comeback.

Commenting after the victory, Brendon Rodgers said: "These players deserve to be in the Premier League, they showed great courage. It's fantastic.

"The supporters today were incredible and it's nice to repay their faith and get promotion."

Rodgers added that there is no doubt that the club need to strengthen before they enter the Premier League.

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