following their 3-0 win at home to Preston North End on Tuesday night. Marco Silva's side went into the season as title favourites and have led the C
following their 3-0 win at home to Preston North End on Tuesday night.
Marco Silva’s side went into the season as title favourites and have led the Championship table for much of the year, and after missing out on the chance to clinch promotion in their last two games, finally did so at the third time of asking.
Two goals from Aleksandar Mitrovic – who has now scored 40 in the Championship alone this campaign – and one from Liverpool-bound Fabio Carvalho sealed a routine victory by the River Thames.
Fulham director Tony Khan took to Twitter to revel in the result, commenting: “Thank you very much to all of you Fulham supporters! You all deserve this special night! Congratulations to you supporters, and congratulations and thank you to the Fulham squad and Marco & the entire club staff! We’re back in the Premier League! We’re going up! Come on Fulham!”
Though this is Fulham’s third promotion in recent times, this is the first time in this recent run that they have secured an automatic spot back to the top flight.
The Cottagers beat Aston Villa 1-0 in the 2018 play-off final, while they defeated west London rivals Brentford behind closed doors in the 2020 edition.
However, they were immediately relegated back to the Championship on both occasions and will be hoping to buck this yo-yo trend next season.