Fulham Book a Final Playoff against Brentford despite Losing to Cardiff City


After being overcome by Cardiff City 1-2, 3-2 on aggregate, Fulham will face Brentford in the Championship Play-off final for a place in the Premier League.

On Wednesday night, Brentford defeated Swansea City 3-2 in aggregate to book their final place.

Thomas Frank’s Bees trailed 1-0 from the first leg but scored three times to set up a showdown with their West London neighbors in what was their final game at Griffin Park.

Now, it’ll be a West London derby at Wembley on Tuesday between the two sides of the capital.

They will go head-to-head in what’s billed as the most lucrative club football match.

In the match, after Josh Onomah and Nesskens Kebano scored in Welsh capital on Monday, the Cottagers took a commanding 2-0 advantage to Craven Cottage for second leg.

But Scott Parker was keen to reiterate that the tie wasn’t over to his players. So, Cardiff opened their scoring through a goal Curtis Nelson.

Kebano, who tapped home from the cross of Bobby De Cordova-Reid, equalized for the Cottagers just 24 seconds later.

While Cardiff resumed the lead in the second half through Lee Tomlin, Fulham still battled to victory to seal their spot in the final.


Fulham – Cardiff City (1:2):

Goals: Kebano 9 – Nelson 8, Tomlin 47

Fulham: Rodak – Christie, Hector, Ream, Bryan (90′ Le Marchand) – Reed, Cairney – Knockaert (76′ Odoi), Onomah, Kebano (46′ Kamara) – Reid

Cardiff City: Smithies – Bacuna, Morrison, Nelson, Bennett – Vaulks, Pack (46′ Tomlin (84′ Whyte)) – Holiett (46′ Mendez-Laing), Ralls, Murphy (81′ Paterson) – Ward (71′ Glatzel)


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