Fulham take a step closer to EPL promotion


Fulham will be making it to Wembley for the first time in 43 years, where the face the victor of the game between Aston Villa and Middlesborough. "The players showed great belief and confidence and it is credit to my players", he said. He is focused and wants to prove himself'.

"He's unbelievable", Aleksandar Mitrovic, on-loan from Newcastle United, said of Sessegnon on Sky Sports.

"A draw will take us through, but I don't think that you can play for a draw".

"Odoi is unmarked, so it's incredibly disappointing and it means that we haven't done our jobs properly". I must be satisfied what my team showed tonight.

Indeed, he netted against Derby in Fulham's 2-1 win at the iPro Stadium back in March and was an integral part of his side's 23-match unbeaten run that ended on the final day of the season.

The pressure finally paid off after 66 minutes when centre-back Odoi rose to brilliantly head Sessegnon's inswinging corner into the net.

The midfielder is available to Gary Rowett should he wish to freshen his side up for the second leg. It is very a big ask to do it for 180 minutes instead of 90.

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They finished sixth in the Championship, a staggering 13 points behind third-place Fulham.

"When we had the chance to pass the ball, we didn't pass it well enough and we made far too many mistakes on the ball - we looked a little bit edgy if I'm being honest".

'You have to accept that Fulham were better in the second leg and had enough to get through'.

A major setback arrived when Sessegnon struck just two minutes after the break, and Rowett was disappointed with the quality of both goals that his side conceded.

'He is a really unique talent.

The hosts' efforts to wrap things up in normal time saw Mitrovic let fly from distance before Kamara flashed a shot just wide of the post.