With so much on the line, Tuesday's Championship playoff final was a cagey affair in need of a hero. Step up Fulham left-back Joe Bryan.
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Joe Bryan scored twice in extra time to lift Fulham past Brentford with a 2-1 win and earn promotion to the Premier League.
Fulham and Brentford is a battle to win "the richest game in football" and a spot in the Premier League, but it's also a heated London rivalry.
Fulham advanced to next week's Championship playoff final despite a 2-1 home loss to Cardiff City after edging past their opponents on aggregate.
Fulham earned a 2-0 win at Cardiff City in the first leg of their Premier League promotion playoff semifinal on Monday.
West Bromwich Albion won promotion back to the Premier League after a 2-2 draw at home to Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday.
Wayne Rooney marked his 500th game in English league football with a penalty for Derby County in their 1-1 draw against Fulham.
Manchester City cruised into the last 16 of the FA Cup with a 4-0 win over Championship side Fulham at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
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