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Swansea Defeats Reading 4-2 to Reach Premier League for First Time Ever

Scott Sinclair scored a hat trick to lead Swansea to a 4-2 victory over Reading in the Championship playoffs, putting the Welsh club into the Premier League for the first time.

Sinclair scored on penalties in the 21st and 80th minutes as well as from open play in the 22nd. Stephen Dobbie scored in the 40th minute for Swansea.

Reading tried to claw back into the final, with Noel Hunt scoring four minutes into the second half, and Matt Mills adding one in the 57th minute.

Swansea hasn’t been in England’s top division for 30 years, before the Premier League was formed.

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