Fulham promoted LIVE! Joe Bryan goals seal Premier League place as Brentford lose Championship play-off final

Jack Rosser, Malik Ouzia
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Welcome to the Evening Standard's live reaction blog after Fulham secured promotion back to the Premier League.

Joe Bryan scored a brilliant 35-yard free-kick and added a second late in extra-time as Scott Parker's side beat Brentford 2-1 in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

It sent Fulham back to the Premier League at the first attempt after their relegation last year.

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Date, time and venue

The Championship play-off final is scheduled for a 7:45pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, 4 August, 2020.

The match will be behind closed doors at Wembley Stadium with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.

How to watch

TV channel: The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99, or a three-month pass on offer for £25.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app, with a mobile month pass available for £5.99.

Prediction: Brentford 2-1 Fulham

Given Brentford have beaten Fulham twice this term already, the Bees are favourites here.

Still, Frank's side showed nerves when losing their final two games of the season with automatic promotion so close, and Parker will look to exploit those potential frailties.

Team news

Brentford XI: Raya, Henry, Pinnock, Norgaard, Jensen, Benrahma, Watkins, DaSilva, Jansson, Mbuemo, Dalsgaard

Subs: Daniels, Canos, Valencia, Marcondes, Dervisoglu, Jeanvier, Fosu, Zamburek, Roersley

Fulham XI: Rodak, Hector, Odoi, Kebano, Cairney, Ream, De Cordova-Reid, Reed, Bryan, Onomah, Kamara

Subs: Bettinelli, Sessegnon, Christie, Le Marchand, McDonald, Johansen, Knockaert, Cavaleiro, Mitrovic

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Brentford have gotten the better of Fulham twice this season, winning 1-0 at Griffin Park in December and 2-0 at Craven Cottage in June.

Those results mean Brentford just edge this fixture historically, with 22 wins to Fulham's 21 - and 17 draws shared.