Villa's only avenue of attack seemed to be through the slick-haired Grealish, who had spent much of the half on the floor as the Fulham players took turns hacking him down. "For me, Fredericks should have had a red card", he said.
Ryan Sessegnon set up the goal for Cairney with a pinpoint through-ball, continuing his influential role for Fulham this season and especially in the playoffs.
Earlier this month, Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic suggested that Sessegnon, who has played for England's Under-21 side, is ready to make the jump to the senior team.
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And Bruce said that he would not pick Terry against his old club if Villa win promotion back to the top flight. Whilst the likes of John Terry and Jack Grealish would nearly certainly exit as well.
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Further internal power struggles would be a damaging distraction before a top-flight season in which, given calm waters, there is little reason to expect Fulham should struggle. "I'm happy with what my team offered today and how we played our football". I just need the summer to rest get fully fit then take on the Premier League.
While Brighton & Hove Albion, Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United did so by strengthening their squads in the transfer market, they still preserved a core group of players who had served them so well the previous season.
Financial muscle is supposed to dictate the order of things these days, but Fulham now join Bournemouth and Huddersfield as gatecrashers in the promised land of the Premier League and only the most ardent of Villa fans could argue.
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"He's shown many times that he is a great lad, great footballer and great worker".
Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon has caught the eye of Premier League clubs during a dazzling campaign and the 18-year-old sensation was the catalyst for his team's opener.
Having been appointed in October 2016, Bruce has succeeded in stopping the rot at Villa Park and led a strong promotion challenge this season. "We'll dust ourselves down next year and try and go one better".
It was clear from the outset that Villa's No 10 was the one that Fulham's players were most anxious about as he was on the receiving end of some harsh treatment from those in white shirts.
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Manchester City's versatile Fabian Delph , at 28, is also restored and his adaptability will also help Southgate . Finally, after days of speculation, we now know Gareth Southgate's England World Cup squad .