Cairney the hero as Fulham strike it rich with Premier League promotion

Cairney the hero as Fulham strike it rich with Premier League promotion

Cairney the hero as Fulham strike it rich with Premier League promotion

Villa were denied the chance to return to the Premier League after a crushing 1-0 defeat at Wembley.

Ryan Sessegnon set up the goal for Cairney with a pinpoint through-ball, continuing his influential role for Fulham this season and especially in the playoffs.

If Fulham can retain Sessegnon and Cairney, they will have two significant assets as they build for next season.

Allowing James Chester to be sold to Aston Villa truly came back to haunt the Boro boss, as the Welsh worldwide delivered Pulis a dramatic reminder of his abilities and cost the Teesiders a spot at Wembley.

Fans from West London and The Midlands flocked into Wembley Stadium.

Terry, who is out of contract this summer, was a key cog in Bruce's team this term, providing stability and leadership in his 32 league appearances. He stamped on Jack Grealish, right in front of me.

It came pretty much against the run of play, with Villa now needing to pick up the pieces and stage a comeback.

The Villa Park outfit managed to shut out Middlesbrough in the previous round, and will be hoping they can keep Fulham at bay for 90 minutes.

"He's shown many times that he is a great lad, great footballer and great worker".

This was no coincidental collision, Fredericks knew exactly what he was doing and a red card should have been given. "The pitch suits us, with the way we play football".

A first-half strike from Tom Cairney put Fulham into the lead and although Denis Odoi was dismissed during the second half, the Cottagers held on to secure a deserved win.

"I've been playing the whole season not fully fit".

Odoi's challenge on him in the second half resulted in a second yellow. His side got to the Play-Offs in the last campaign but lost to Reading in the Semi-Finals.

Fulham's financial windfall from increased revenue could rise to £280 million if they go on to survive for one season among the elite.

"If you don't make them exhausted, it will be easy for them", said Jokanovic of Villa's experienced defensive pairing. "We didn't do enough to ask them real questions".

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