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Aston Villa vs Fulham LIVE score – Championship play-off final updates

Aston Villa 0-1 Fulham LIVE: Tom Cairney fires Cottagers ahead in £170m Championship play-off final before Ryan Fredericks is lucky to escape red card for stamp

  • Aston Villa and Fulham meet in the Championship play-off final at 5pm
  • The winner will earn promotion to the Premier League and at least £170m
  • Fulham XI: Betteninelli; Fredericks, Odoi, Ream, Targett; McDonald, Cairney, Johansen; Kamara, Sessegnon, Mitrovic
  • Villa XI: Johnstone; Elmohamady, Chester, Terry, Hutton; Jedinak, Hourihane; Snodgrass, Adomah, Grealish; Grabban
  • Tom Cairney fires Fulham ahead on 23 minutes after Ryan Sessegnon’s pass
  • Ryan Fredericks lucky to avoid red card for apparent stamp on Jack Grealish

They call it the richest game in football. The value of victory for Aston Villa or Fulham at Wembley will be at least £170million.

But money will be the last thing on the minds of both sets of fans as they dream about a return to the Premier League. The promised land is just one game away.

But who will prevail in the Championship play-off final? Find out with ROBERT SUMMERSCALES by following his blow-by-blow updates of the action.

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Premier League promotion is at stake as well as the Championship play-off final trophy



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