Fulham take a step closer to EPL promotion

Fulham take a step closer to EPL promotion

Odoi headed home only his fifth goal for the club as they beat Derby 2-0 in the second leg to book a clash with either Aston Villa or Middlesbrough on May 26 for a place in the Premier League.

Following a first leg in which Derby took a narrow 1-0...

Teenage sensation Ryan Sessegnon scored once and created another as Fulham edged closer to a Premier League return Monday with a 2-0 win over Derby County in their Championship playoff.

"When the ball arrives at him in the box it normally finishes in the net".

Defeat condemns Derby to a third play-off semi-final defeat in five years and an 11th successive campaign in the second tier.

The 17-year-old then set up the more unlikely source of Denis Odoi with a 66th-minute corner as Fulham showed character having failed to win any of their previous seven play-off matches.


However, the hosts - unbeaten at home since October - turned the screw ever tighter with Serbian global Aleksandar Mitrovic and Aboubakar Kamara going close.

"Many times we have been close to brilliant, tonight we were close to flawless".

He is an important part of my team and has done a great job for us. If you keep giving the ball back to Fulham, they are very good at keeping it and I think they handled the leg much better than us in terms of their composure on the ball and their ability to move the ball around and be patient.

There's a steely streak running through this Rams side, though, and we fancy them to do just about enough to get through to the big one.

"We know that we put ourselves in a very hard position with our form after Christmas, but had got ourselves into a good position with our form earlier in the season", he added.

The teen is often centre of attention but said: 'I just try to play my own game.

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