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Championship play-off final: Brentford 1-2 Fulham (AET)

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Fulham beat Brentford in the Championship play-off final to secure an immediate return to the Premier League thanks to two goals from Joe Bryan in extra-time.

The left-back caught Bees goalkeeper David Raya off guard from 40 yards in the 105th minute of the game, with the Spaniard expecting a cross and then unable to scamper back and save Bryan's skidding low effort.

With the Bees pouring forward in search of an equaliser, Bryan burst forward and combined with Aleksandar Mitrovic before stabbing past Raya to make the game safe with three minutes remaining.

Henrik Dalsgaard pulled a goal back with a header from eight yards out in the fourth minute of added time, but it was too late for the Bees to spark a comeback.

The goals from Bryan were two rare moments of quality and quick-thinking in an otherwise cagey encounter between the two west London rivals, which finished goalless after 90 minutes.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 1Raya
  • 22Dalsgaard
  • 18Jansson
  • 5Pinnock
  • 3HenrySubstituted forFosu-Henryat 105'minutes
  • 8JensenBooked at 88minsSubstituted forDervisogluat 105+1'minutes
  • 6NørgaardBooked at 103mins
  • 14DasilvaSubstituted forCanósat 83'minutes
  • 19MbeumoSubstituted forMarcondesat 61'minutes
  • 11Watkins
  • 10Benrahma

Substitutes

  • 7Canós
  • 16Valencia Castillo
  • 17Marcondes
  • 21Dervisoglu
  • 23Jeanvier
  • 24Fosu-Henry
  • 28Daniels
  • 31Zamburek
  • 35Rasmussen

Fulham

  • 12RodákBooked at 120mins
  • 4OdoiSubstituted forChristieat 110'minutes
  • 3HectorBooked at 98mins
  • 13Ream
  • 23Bryan
  • 21ReedBooked at 29mins
  • 10CairneyBooked at 67mins
  • 7KebanoSubstituted forKnockaertat 81'minutesBooked at 102mins
  • 25OnomahSubstituted forLe Marchandat 110'minutes
  • 14De Cordova-ReidSubstituted forMitrovicat 90+2'minutesBooked at 104mins
  • 47KamaraSubstituted forCavaleiroat 105+1'minutesBooked at 120mins

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 6McDonald
  • 8Johansen
  • 9Mitrovic
  • 19Cavaleiro
  • 20Le Marchand
  • 22Christie
  • 24Knockaert
  • 43S Sessegnon
Referee:
Martin Atkinson

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away14

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    Match ends, Brentford 1, Fulham 2.

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