2018 EFL Championship play-off Final
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Report
Event2017–18 EFL Championship
Date26 May 2018
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeAnthony Taylor
Attendance85,243
2017
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The 2018 EFL Championship play-off Final was played on 26 May 2018 at Wembley Stadium, London. The winner will gain promotion to the 2018–19 Premier League season. The top two teams of the 2017–18 EFL Championship season gained automatic promotion to the Premier League, whilst the teams placed between third and sixth place in the league table played two initial matches in a series of play-offs, and the top two teams of the play-offs play for the final place for the 2018–19 season in the Premier League.

Winning the game has been estimated by accountants, Deloitte, to be worth £160m to the winners rising to £280m should they survive at least one season in the Premier League.

Match

26 May 2018
17:00 BST
Aston Villa 0–1 Fulham Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 85,243
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Report Cairney Goal 23'
Odoi Red card
Aston Villa
Fulham
01 Sam Johnstone
27 Ahmed Elmohamady Substituted off in the 77th minute 77'
05 James Chester Booked
26 John Terry
21 Alan Hutton Booked
15 Mile Jedinak Booked Substituted off in the 77th minute 77'
07 Robert Snodgrass
14 Conor Hourihane Substituted off in the 82nd minute 82'
10 Jack Grealish Booked
37 Albert Adomah
45 Lewis Grabban
Substitutes:
06 Glenn Whelan
09 Scott Hogan Substituted on in the 82nd minute 82'
16 James Bree
18 Josh Onomah Substituted on in the 77th minute 77'
20 Birkir Bjarnason
22 Jonathan Kodjia Substituted on in the 77th minute 77'
31 Mark Bunn
Manager:
Flag of Yugoslavia Slaviša Jokanović
01 Marcus Bettinelli
02 Ryan Fredericks Substituted off in the 83rd minute 83'
04 Denis Odoi BookedRed card
13 Tim Ream
21 Matt Targett
10 Tom Cairney Goal 23'
06 Kevin McDonald
08 Stefan Johansen Substituted off in the 72nd minute 72'
47 Aboubakar Kamara Booked Substituted off in the 77th minute 77'
32 Aleksandar Mitrović
03 Ryan Sessegnon
Substitutes:
09 Rui Fonte
11 Floyd Ayité
16 Oliver Norwood Substituted on in the 72nd minute 72'
20 Lucas Piazon
22 Cyrus Christie Substituted on in the 83rd minute 83'
26 Tomáš Kalas Substituted on in the 77th minute 77'
27 David Button
Manager:
Flag of England Steve Bruce
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