Things we learned from Fulham's win over Aston Villa

Things we learned from Fulham's win over Aston Villa

In the opening stages this weekend, Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon played a delightful through ball for Tom Cairney, who was perfectly placed to receive it to slot past an onrushing Sam Johnstone on 23 minutes.

It is understood, as is the case for most teams chasing promotion, that Villa had drawn up two lists of potential targets depending on where they would be playing next season.

"I think that's why I said we needed to win today".

"I prefer not so much to think about bad things, about problems", Jokanovic, palpably in celebration mode as a beery, bubbly, bouncing Fulham dressing room cavorted a few metres away, said after it was suggested that victory at Wembley against Aston Villa may have brought a sense of vindication.

Khan purchased Fulham in 2013 while the club was still in the Premier League, but the London-based Cottagers were relegated to the second-tier League Championship the following season after 13 years at the top level.

Owls boss Jos Luhukay had earlier stated that it was up to Clare and fellow under 23s player George Hirst, who is also out of contract, whether they wanted to stay.

But Bruce is ready to go again next season.

The 33-year-old, who scored all three goals in the Socceroos' World Cup play-off win over Honduras in November, did not speak with media after the match and is now due to link up with Bert van Marwijk's national side in Turkey.

The Left-Back - on loan at Craven Cottage from Southampton since January - played his part in the game over the 90 minutes and the Cottagers would run out deserving winners overall.

Ryan Sessegnon continued his excellent season with a sensational performance at Wembley.

But he added: "We must adapt ourselves".

The 22-year-old and the Villa fans were incandescent when handball appeals against Odoi were ignored - anger that bubbled over as he launched into an overzealous challenge on Cairney that led to a booking and on-field commotion. "Discussions have got to be had above me to decide what we've got and what we haven't got".

Sessegnon headed over before the break as Villa's defence struggled, but Bruce's men started the second half on the front foot as Hourihane charge down a Fredericks clearance to get the claret and blue hordes on their feet.

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