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Swansea City beats Reading to earn place in Premier League

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No team from Wales has ever played in the English Premier League, but that will change now after Swansea clinched the final place in the EPL for the 2011/2012 season.

Scott Sinclair scored three goals as Swansea rode three early goals to post a 4-2 victory against Reading in the League Championship Playoff Final at Wembley Stadium on Monday.

Swansea jumped all over Reading in the first half, with Sinclair convering a penalty and a second finish in a three-goal barrage that seemed to put the match out of reach before halftime. Reading fought back bravely with a pair of second half goal, and nearly equalized only to see another shot hit off the post. Swansea held off the charge and sealed the victory when Sinclair converted another penalty kick.

What did you think of the match? Excited to see Swansea playing in the Premier League next season?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Eric

    Uh oh still no Barca blog. Everyone run before the trolls get here. Good for Swansea. Nice to see a Welsh team in the Premier League.


  • Neg

    Here’s to hoping Swansea and Norwich stay up. I’m definitely hoping at least Wolves and Wigan go down in their spot next year.


  • Whitehartlane

    Why the hate on Wolverhampton, one of the original 13 football clubs, still play in their original and ancient ground of Molineux, and who doesn’t like Mick?

    And, they play some entertaining stuff, don’t get this t’all….


  • abc

    Funny, except it’s not EPL it’s BPL and B doesn’t stand for British: it’s Barclay’s Premier League.


  • inkedAG

    Good for them. Then they will be going back to the Championship next season. :)


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