Championship play-off final: Fulham promoted to the Premier League after win over Brentford

Championship play-off final: Fulham promoted to the Premier League after win over Brentford

Fulham have been promoted to the Premier League after beating Brentford 2-1 in extra time in a Championship play-off final. 

Brentford and Fulham settled for a goalless draw in regulation time but in extra time Joe Bryan scored a brace with Henrik Dalsgaard grabbing a consolation. Fulham have now become the first club to win SkyBetChampionship play-off final twice in three seasons. 

Brentford had a brighter start to the game, winning an early free-kick not far in front of the centre circle. It was lifted into the box from deep and looked like it should be easily dealt with, but it took three attempts before Fulham cleared the ball. 

Fulham slowly started settling and took the game to Brentford and it was no surprised ut was who provided the first real test for Raya. A lovely reverse ball by Cairney found the midfielder, who was well shepherded away from goal by Pinnock. It was not enough to stop Onomah shooting from a tight angle, with Raya making a smart save to keep his effort out.

Byan goal 

Fulham had a freekick, it never looked like a threat as Joe Bryan stepped up to delivered from 35 yards on the left. Bryan had no such intention - and whipped the ball inside his near post, with the Spanish goalkeeper not able to get across in time! Pandemonium on the sidelines as Fulham's squad celebrate as one - and a moment of brilliant quick-thinking from Fulham's left-back.

Bryan brace

Bryan netted the second to ensure Fulham are going back to the Premier League! A long ball down the left is held up by Cavaleiro, with Bryan well inside his own half at the time. But by the time it was laid off to Cairney, he's off on his way - and takes his ball inside. 

A one-two on the edge of the box with Mitrovic put him through, and he is so cool to tuck the ball under Raya with his right foot and all-but seal promotion.


It was too late for Brentford to grab a goal with seconds remaining to the final whistle. A lovely cross from the left was headed back across goal by Norgaard, and Henrik Dalsgaard nodded in from close-range.

Fulham join Leeds and West Brom in securing promotion to the Premier League for next season.
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