With so much on the line, Tuesday's Championship playoff final was a cagey affair in need of a hero. Step up Fulham left-back Joe Bryan.
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Joe Bryan scored twice in extra time to lift Fulham past Brentford with a 2-1 win and earn promotion to the Premier League.
Fulham and Brentford is a battle to win "the richest game in football" and a spot in the Premier League, but it's also a heated London rivalry.
Early goals from Ollie Watkins and Emiliano Marcondes settled Brentford nerves and laid the platform for a 3-1 victory over Swansea City.
Andre Ayew's superbly-worked goal earned Swansea City a 1-0 victory over Brentford in their Championship playoff semifinal first leg.
The tiny West London club have risen from nowhere over the past decade to be three games from the Premier League. And they've done it their own way.
West Bromwich Albion won promotion back to the Premier League after a 2-2 draw at home to Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday.
Leicester's progress to the FA Cup fifth round was due to a goal from an improving player whose importance is growing in a key player's absence.
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