Published: Sun, May 27, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Quiz: Name The Championship Playoff Final Winners Since 1992/93

Quiz: Name The Championship Playoff Final Winners Since 1992/93

Terry signed a deal with Villa last summer after turning down offers from Premier League sides because he did not want to face his old club Chelsea, where he made 717 appearances over a 22-year period.

The deafening sound as Fulham celebrated promotion under the Wembley arch gave a whole new meaning to white noise, for Slavisa Jokanovic's slow-burning, swaggering side had finally got over the line.

As Fulham went into the break one-up, both sets of supporters were "treated" to a game of Federation Internationale de Football Association on the big screens.

Villa, owned by Chinese businessman Tony Xia, paid the price for a limp first half and are faced with a third successive season outside the Premier League, a stark reality given a reduction in the parachute payments could lead to the sale of their stars.

"That's what we've brought him for, not just to win a game on a Saturday but his overall contribution", Bruce added.

For the Serbian Jokanović, after guiding Watford to promotion in 2014/15, this will be his first taste of the Championship playoff final.

For now, as Jokanovic said when asked about the future of Ryan Sessegnon and retaining on-loan striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, it is all about enjoying what his attacking team have achieved.

"He has been vital", said Bruce.

"We've beaten everybody this season but it's a case of when that big chance comes, can you take it?"

Grealish fluffed his lines again early in the second half, heading over from a good position.

His 91 per cent passing accuracy in the Championship this season is the best of any recorded by a player in the EFL - and Premier League clubs have been linked with a move for him.

"We're the youngest team", the 49-year-old Serb told BBC Radio London. We believe we can dominate the situation.

Fulham matchwinner Tom Cairney described winning promotion with Fulham as "an out-of-body experience" after beating Aston Villa.

"We are doing the right things and making sure all that [wilting under the pressure] doesn't happen. How?" "We showed we could follow the style that we followed for the past two years, in this stadium".

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