Championship final day: Africa’s winners & losers | Goal.com


Back at the top end of the table, Ayew and Swansea City pulled off a miraculous turnaround on the final day to pip Nottingham Forest to sixth place and the final playoff berth.

Heading into the final round of fixtures, the Swans needed to beat Reading, needed Forest to lose at home against Stoke City, and needed a five-goal turnaround to account for an inferior goal difference.

Remarkably, they achieved all of that and then some, thumping Reading 4-1 away, and, with Forest losing by the same scoreline, ended the campaign with a +9 goal difference, one better than the Tricky Trees’ +8.

Ayew, leading the line with Rhian Brewster, impressed on the day, contributing the assist for Liam Cullen’s second-half goal—Swansea’s third—and can now dream of joining brother Jordan in the Premier League.



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