31 May 2011

Swansea back in Premiership

5:57 am on 31 May 2011

Swansea City have become the first Welsh football club to reach England's top flight for almost 30 years after beating Reading 4-2 in their Championship promotion playoff final at Wembley.

Scott Sinclair scored a hat-trick, including two penalties, to earn Swansea victory in a game worth an estimated 180 million dollars in increased revenue.

Swansea had finished third in the Championship behind promoted Queens Park Rangers and Norwich City.

Swansea return to the top echelon for the first time since they were relegated in 1983.