Following their 1-0 victory, Fulham has secured their promotion in the Premier League by beating Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final at the Wembley Stadium.
It’s the most lucrative day for the Cottagers as they return to the English top flight but on the other hand, it was a sad day for the Villans after their heartbreaking loss. (Don’t forget to check 12BET for the best Free Betting Tips)
Fulham’s captain Tom Cairney was the only scorer of the game to put his team up with his decisive goal in the 23rd-minute mark from Ryan Sessegnon’s pass and assist.
In addition, Cairney’s first-half goal was already enough to bring Fulham back in the Premier League after a four-year absence despite of playing 10 men.
Centre-back Denis Odoi was sent off for two bookable offences both for fouls on Villa’s striker Jack Grealish.
Meanwhile, Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic expressed that their victory was fully deserved after his men played with character and expression. (Sign Up now for more updated sports news and events)
“It’s not easy to come to this place to decide what we fought for these past few years. It was a really important victory for us and we deserved it. It’s not easy to play with lots of pressure, with lots of young players, and on the other side lots of experience. It was the first experience for me [of the play-off final], the first for 18-year-old players, but we played with character and expression.
I am personally satisfied because this is our project. This Fulham is my club, my staff, our way for trying to get a team promoted. We needed two-and-a-half years. First year not to be relegated, second to start building the team. This year we improved a little bit more and came back after a bad beginning. Now we must adapt ourselves, we must know that the Premier League is the most competitive league and we must be clever. I will think about the new season in a few days. But tonight I will drink some beers.” Jokanovic stated
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–PHOTO CREDIT: The Independent
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