Things we learned from Fulham's win over Aston Villa

Things we learned from Fulham's win over Aston Villa

It didn't affect Fulham's search for a second, though, and Cairney did brilliantly to find Mitrovic inside the box, but his volley took a slight clip off a Villa defender before going over the top in the 74th minute.

Villa were beaten 1-0 by Fulham at Wembley in Saturday's Championship play-off final, with Tom Cairney's 23rd-minute goal proving the difference.

Jokanovic has stated that he knows that Sessegnon wants to stay at Fulham following the Cottagers' promotion to the Premier League via the Championship playoffs this season.

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

Aston Villa can bounce back under Steve Bruce (Nigel French/PA).

"I think people were coming to the end of their contracts and stuff. We will see what happens".

The victory not only returns the London-based team to the sport's highest-profile national league after an absence of four years, but it also brings Khan and his club a substantial financial windfall.

Grealish raced to head just over with the goal gaping before Hourihane's cross-shot threatened, but Fulham were looking unsafe on the break and Aleksandar Mitrovic nodded wide.

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Fulham, whose style of play under Serbian manager Slavisa Jokanovic earned plaudits this season, were the first to settle and scored from the game's first piece of quality football. "We deserved it. It's not easy to play at Wembley, there is a lot of pressure", said Jokanovic.

The Left-Back - on loan at Craven Cottage from Southampton since January - played his part in the game over the 90 minutes and the Cottagers would run out deserving winners overall.

"He stamped on Jack and right in front of me and they got away with that".

Fulham teenager Ryan Sessegnon, meanwhile, said: "It's been a fantastic season for me and the team". Fulham have been the better and more attractive side all season and, despite a valiant if limited fightback by Villa, they were superior yesterday.

According to the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa are looking to sign Moussa Marega after the Porto striker's asking price was dropped to £26 million.

But he added: "We must adapt ourselves".

The former Watford boss, though, has admitted that he can not completely guarantee that the 18-year-old winger will be at Craven Cottage next season.

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