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Black Stars skipper, André Dede Ayew provided an assist as Swansea City stormed into the Championship play-offs with a 4-1 win over Reading.

The Swans needed to win and hope that either Cardiff City would lose at home to bottom side Hull or that Nottingham Forest would be beaten by Stoke, with a five-goal turnaround in Swansea’s favor.

Mission improbable was on in the first half at the Madejski Stadium as Liverpool loanee Rhian Brewster struck with a 30-yard thunderbolt, moments before Forest fell behind.

Despite a red card for Reading’s Yakou Meite , the hosts equalized with a penalty from George Puscas.

Wayne Routledge’s delicate lob restored Swansea’s lead in the second half, before Liam Cullen came on to score with an assist from Ayew to give the Swans a 3-1 advantage of their own.

With Steve Cooper’s side needing one more goal to pip Forest, Routledge headed in his second in added time to cap one of the most remarkable revivals in living memory to seal Swansea’s place in the play-offs and spark chaotic celebrations at the final whistle.

Dede Ayew, who lasted the entire duration of the match has scored 15 goals and 7 assists in 44 matches in the championships.

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