Fulham Edge Out Terry’s Villa To Gain EPL Promotion

Dean Simpson
June 2, 2018

Aston Villa were denied the chance to return to the Premier League after a crushing 1-0 defeat at Wembley.

This fearless, rip-roaring Fulham team, along with the champions Wolverhampton Wanderers, will reinvigorate a Premier League that has grown a little exhausted and musty.

However, this is Aston Villa's first ever play-off campaign after they were relegated from the Premier League in 2015-16, on the back of 28 years of top flight football.

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.

According to the Deloitte Sports Business Group, the playoff winners are guaranteed £160 million, potentially rising to 280 million if they avoid relegation next season.

He said, "I have been doing it a long time and I'm in charge of a great team with a big history. We'll dust ourselves down next year and try and go one better".

The £160m in extra revenue that promotion provides Fulham will give them the opportunity to strengthen their squad over the summer transfer window, and could see them make an offer for Targett after his highly successful spell. "To show ambition, we're going to need to show the money too".

"After the last few months where we showed we can play better and the best football in the Championship we can be favourites but everything is history and the past".

The 22-year-old was targeted by Fulham's team throughout, and was lucky to not suffer a serious injury midway through the first-half as Ryan Fredericks stamped down on his knee - unseen by the referee otherwise the defender would have no doubt been sent off.

Steve Bruce's side have nothing to worry about if they beat Fulham in today's Championship Play-Off Final, but would pay a huge price with failure.

"We have played unbelievable football this season and Slavisa and his staff did an unbelievable job".

Grealish felt he should have had a penalty with three minutes of the five added on to go but Anthony Taylor was right to wave it away. Jokanović quickly reinforced the back line, but Villa re-launched their attack, and we were all perched on the edge of our seats.

"They're looking forward to a World Cup and we haven't got that going ahead now", Davies said.

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