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Fulham back in Premier League with playoff win over Villa

28 May, 2018, 14:34 | Author: Hannah Francis
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Villa were unable to break down a Fulham side which played the last 20 minutes with ten men after Denis Odoi's sending off.

It defeated Derby County in the playoff semifinal on a 2-1 aggregate and features the likes of US defender Tim Ream and rising teenage English fullback Ryan Sessegnon.

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic believes playing the "best football in the Championship" could give his side the edge for the Championship play-off final.

When it comes to taking teams from the Championship and into the Premier League, Steve Bruce is an absolute master. "But today we smashed the second match point".

This was no coincidental collision, Fredericks knew exactly what he was doing and a red card should have been given.

Villa missed a flawless opportunity to go level when a cross by Albert Adomah picked out Jack Grealish, who powered his effort over the bar on 51 minutes.

He was already expected to attract significant interest from bigger clubs and the 18-year-old further enhanced his growing reputation with the superb pass that created Cairney's goal on such a high-pressure stage.




With Aston Villa facing another season in the second-tier, they will struggle to pay Terry the £60,000-a-week wage he is now receiving.

If there was ever a game to completely sum up Grealish, both the promising and the bad, the play-off final would be it.

Captaining his side yet again, the 27-year-old was a key component in the midfield battle up against tough opposition in Robert Snodgrass, Mile Jedinak and Conor Hourihane.

Cairney struck with a cool finish in the first half at Wembley to earn Fulham a top-flight place worth an estimated £160 million ($213 million) windfall. "We deserved it. It's not easy to play at Wembley, there is a lot of pressure", said Jokanovic.

Owls boss Jos Luhukay had earlier stated that it was up to Clare and fellow under 23s player George Hirst, who is also out of contract, whether they wanted to stay.

Ryan Fredericks was lucky not be sent off for what Bruce claimed was a "deliberate" stamp on his playmaker.

That figure could rise to in excess of 280 million pounds ($538 million) if the club from southwest London survives its first season back in the Premier League.

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