West Bromwich Albion gained promotion again to the Premier League after a two-year absence, becoming a member of Leeds United within the high flight subsequent season after a 2-2 home draw with Queens Park Rangers in a dramatic finale to the Championship season on Wednesday.
The level for Slaven Bilic’s facet was sufficient to make sure second place in England’s second tier after Brentford blew its likelihood by dropping 2-1 at home to lowly Barnsley.
A win for Brentford would have despatched it into the highest division for the primary time since 1947. Brentford will go into the playoffs together with Fulham and Cardiff City however in an enormous swing in fortunes, Nottingham Forest missed out on purpose distinction with Swansea City grabbing the final slot in astonishing vogue.
It was a nervy night time on the Hawthorns after West Brom, which knew a win would safe promotion, fell behind to a Ryan Manning drive within the 34th minute.
Goals from Grady Diangana and Callum Robinson both facet of halftime, nonetheless, put the Baggies within the driving seat.
But a wonderfully-taken purpose from Eberechi Eze introduced QPR degree and set the nerves jangling once more for a facet who had been within the high two since October.
With Brentford degree at 1-1 with Barnsley, a purpose for the Bees would have pushed them above West Brom however Barnsley, battling for survival, had different concepts.
Clarke Oduor’s stoppage-time purpose snatched the three factors for the Tykes, setting off celebrations in West Brom.
“We are just relieved, it’s been a long season, with the break, and I think we have a good honest group of boys and if I’m honest we’ve cared too much, we’ve taken too much pressure on ourselves, tried too hard,” mentioned West Brom captain Jake Livermore.
“Credit to Brentford they have been fantastic since the break. But I think over the season we deserved to go up.”
Brentford travels to Swansea for its playoff semifinal, first leg on Sunday, whereas Cardiff hosts Fulham on Monday.
Two-times European champion Nottingham Forest was properly positioned to go into the playoffs and stored alive its hopes of returning to the Premier League for the primary time since 1999.
But Sabri Lamouchi’s crew suffered a shock 4-1 home defeat by 16th-placed Stoke City and Swansea gained 4-1 at Reading to pip Forest by a single purpose in purpose distinction.
At the underside, Hull City and Charlton had been relegated together with Wigan Athletic.
Wigan has had a 12-point penalty imposed on it after going into administration, though it could actually enchantment that call.
Leeds which had already secured its return to the Premier League after a 16-year absence, rounded off its marketing campaign with a 4-Zero win over Charlton earlier than it was introduced with the league trophy.