Fulham defeat Aston Villa in Championship play-off final to reach Premier League

5 Things we learned from Fulham’s win over Aston Villa

5 Things we learned from Fulham’s win over Aston Villa

Brighton, for example, kept faith with veteran striker Glenn Murray after his 23 goals played a major part in their elevation to the Premier League for the first time, before then firing 12 goals in the top flight to steer them to safety.

"At the start of the season if someone bet on against Fulham, people would bet on", he said.

The Serbian will expect some funds to strengthen the squad in the close season - as well as keeping the club's best players like Sessegnon and 27-year-old Cairney.

Yet even their American billionaire owner Shadid Khan knows it is the prestige of playing Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool next season that matters far more than the extra cash in his bulging bank account.

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic recognised that his team will have to invest in their side to ensure survival after winning promotion. "I believe what we're doing here is something special".

The third Championship side to secure promotion to the English Premier League has now been revealed, following Saturday's play-off final at Wembley Stadium.

The Cottagers had to play the final 20 minutes with 10 men following Denis Odoi's red card but they held on.

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Saturday may be the day of the Champions League final but the financial implications of the second-tier showpiece - worth at least £160 million of additional revenue to the victor - dwarfs the Kiev showpiece.

"He stamped on Jack and right in front of me and they got away with that". We all are. With a big game, it's tough to swallow.

Grealish raced to head just over with the goal gaping before Hourihane's cross-shot threatened, but Fulham were looking unsafe on the break and Aleksandar Mitrovic nodded wide. "We must adapt ourselves; we know what is ahead of us".

Sessegnon soon had an opportunity to double the lead, but headed his effort straight at Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone after he had eluded a back-line well marshalled by 37-year-old John Terry.

Having seen his team take the lead just five minutes before it was a insane thing to do and serious questions have to be asked of the assistant referee for not deeming it a red card offence. "The player wants to stay and we will see what happens".

In the second-half, moments after nearly bringing Villa level with a moment of individual magic, it appeared as though he let his frustrations get the better of him.

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