Aston Villa lose out on promotion to Premier League

Tyler Owen
May 28, 2018

Tom Cairney was the match-winner for Fulham.

Fulham are back in the Premier League after defeating Aston Villa in today's Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Denis Odoi's sending off 20 minutes from time led to a jittery end for Slavisa Jokanovic's team, but they dug deep to secure the biggest financial prize in world football on a day to cherish.

Villa, owned by Chinese businessman Tony Xia, paid the price for a limp first half and are faced with a third successive season outside the Premier League, a stark reality given a reduction in the parachute payments could lead to the sale of their stars.

"We went on a 23-game unbeaten run". In fact, it has come to be expected. I just need the summer to rest get fully fit then take on the Premier League.

Gareth Southgate might rue the decision to not take him to Russian Federation given the ease with which he dealt with the occasion.

Fulham's Tim Ream (right) challenges Aston Villa's Jack Grealish (centre).

"For me, Ryan Fredericks should have been sent off".

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Teen sensation Sessegnon showed awareness and a maturity that belied his years to thread through Cairney, whose low first-time finish beat Sam Johnstone. As Grealish went to ground, Fredericks looked to hurdle him before stamping on his knee. I believe what we are doing here is special and I've said for a while that we've been playing Premier League football in the Championship. It was a moment of madness from the Fulham full-back, plain and simple. "Discussions have got to be had above me to decide what we've got and what we haven't got".

Stoke are thought to be the most likely candidate to secure Grealish's signature, with a move to local rivals West Brom being one that would certainly anger Villa supporters.

It was not the Fulham we have grown used to this season. We did in the second half.

Jack Grealish sparked a melee following a tough tackle on Tom Cairney. "I had the best three and a half, four months of my career".

His latest success will only make him even more sought after, so if the 49-year-old is to stay, he will want enough funds to be able to compete with the English elite. "To top it off with promotion, there's nothing better".

Fulham prevailed, recording a 1-0 win that means they will be in the Premier League next season.

And so, when the final whistle blew, it was Jokanovic who celebrated, not Bruce.

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