Middlesbrough 3 Brentford (5-1 agg): Aitor Karanka’s Men Off and away to Wembley
Middlesbrough are simply one win from coming back towards the Premier League because they beat Brentford 3- to advance towards the Championship play-off final on Friday.
Fernando Amorebieta’s dramatic last-gasp champion in last week’s semi-final first leg meant Aitor Karanka’s men were built with a 2-1 advantage before contest in the Riverside Stadium plus they rounded from the job in fashion to accomplish a 5-1 aggregate triumph.
Lee Tomlin’s deflected first-half effort set Boro enroute, before Kike’s emphatic shot along with a well-labored goal from Albert Adomah ensured Mark Warburton – who’ll now leave his publish as Brentford manager – won’t finish his tenure with promotion.
Middlesbrough now mind to Wembley to manage either Norwich City or Ipswich Town, searching to finish a six-year hiatus in the Premier League.
The hosts pressed up high within the help out the first stages which tactic bore fruit within the 23rd minute when Adomah squared to Tomlin and also the midfielder’s edge-of-the-box effort cannoned in to the right-hands side from the internet through the leg of Harlee Dean.
It had been just rewards for Middlesbrough’s first-half efforts, however the visitors – who have been seeking back-to-back promotions – threatened a leveller shortly prior to the break when Andre Grey just unsuccessful for connecting having a header from Alan Judge’s inviting mix.
Grey was again agonisingly near to an equaliser because the striker slid to satisfy Moses Odubajo’s mix across the six-yard box, and also the visitors’ misery deepened within the 55th minute.
Jelle Vossen demonstrated great determination within the Brentford penalty area and, although he couldn’t get his shot away, the ball fell for Kike who smashed his effort high past David Button within the Brentford goal.
Adomah then place the icing around the cake with 12 minutes left. The winger performed a neat one-two with Tomlin and rounded Button before blasting home from close range.