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Fulham to play Brentford in Championship playoff final

Fulham 1-2 Cardiff City: Fulham to play Brentford in Championship playoff final at Wembley after overcoming Cardiff City 3-2 on aggregate.

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Fulham to meet Brentford in all-London Championship playoff final at Wembley.

(African Stand) — Fulham will face Brentford in the Championship Play-off final for a place in the Premier League after overcoming Cardiff City 3-2 on aggregate.

It will be a west London derby at Wembley on Tuesday as the two capital sides go head-to-head in what is billed as the most lucrative game in club football.

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

But Scott Parker was keen to reiterate to his players that the tie was not over and so it proved as Cardiff opened the scoring through Curtis Nelson.

The Cottagers equalised 24 seconds later through Kebano, who tapped home from Bobby De Cordova-Reid’s cross.

And while Cardiff retook the lead through Lee Tomlin in the second half, Fulham battled to victory to seal their spot in the final.

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

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

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