So close and yet so far from!
At the finish failed it for Thomas Frank. It ended with a giant slump for danskerklubben Brentford.
It was a mareridtsfinale for danskerklubben on the last oprykningsplads to the Premier League.
After extra time is Fulham back in the Premier League after just one year of absence.
After 0-0 in regular time won Fulham 2-1 over Thomas Frank's troops from Brentford with all three scores in the extended time. Venstrebacken Joe Bryan was the match winner for Fulham with both scores.
First, he scored directly on a free kick in a situation where David Raya was completely misplaced, and cost the goal. The raiders fell short before the break in the first half of the extended playing time.
the death knell for Brentford sent Joe Bryan into shortly before the time when he smart played a one-two with a teammate in the penalty area.
Henrik Dalsgaard got reduced to 1-2 in injury time on a header. But it was of no importance. For the seconds after scoring whistled Martin Atkinson the battle of.
The most significant stand-alone football game, which was 1.4 billion crowns at the games, was a tame affair. Yes, the regular time was a bit of a level with very few highlights.
Venstrebacken Joe Bryan was the match winner for Fulham when he with two scores sent the crew back in the Premier League. Photo: Matthew Childs/Ritzau Scanpix.
There was simply too much at stake for the two teams dare to throw the handbrake and bet the whole store. Fulham was clearly best in the first half, while Brentford had good periods in the second half without being dominant in the longer periods.
In many ways it was more exciting and dramatic than playing for empty stands at Wembley.
While Fulham manager Scott Parker was immaculately dressed in suit with shirt and tie, was Thomas Frank in the more relaxed version with knitwear. The jaws were working overtime at the Danish manager who constantly chewed gum in the thrilling showdown, where he had to find that Brentford on new lost a playoff match.
Now Brentford historically played 18 matches in the playoff, with the sad result: One win, five draws and 12 defeats. The only win Brentford have picked up in the playoff level was the 3-1 victory over Swansea in the semi-final.
the top scorer Ollie Watkins was a shadow of himself against Fulham. Brentford must fight on in the next season in the Championship. The question is then whether the club are allowed to retain among all. Photo: Matthew Childs, Ritzau Scanpix.
One of the explanations for the slump for Thomas Frank was that Brentford never got the normally toxic offensive to swing.
Brentford were not to know from the usually lively and dynamic offensive.
The målfarlige Brentford trio Said Benrahma, Ollie Watkins and Bryan Mbeumo, who has scored a massive 52 goals in the season, did not draw much attention to itself in the purge.
They were rarely put in the scene and they were not much in the game. It was a little better after the break, where Ollie Watkins was the closest to with a clearance from the edge of the field.
But there was simply too little from Said Benrahma and Bryan Mbeumo, which was also replaced as the second half progressed.
The normally well-oiled offensive machine never came to function optimally for Thomas Frank's troops.
Creative Mathias Jensen had it hard before the break, where he came to the map opposite stamford bridge against chelsea polished combination bets. It was a bit better after the break, where the former FCN-profile was much more influential and dominant centrally on the pitch.
Christian Nørgaard was again a prominent figure in the central midfield. Eye-catching and an important breakwater in the Brentford crew, who for long periods had difficulty getting the combinations to flow.
The former Brøndby-profile got a harsh ride, as he, in two cases, pulled the yellow card to a Fulham player. He is also a tough dog and was also a warning in the extended playing time, since Fulham had to be braked in a opspilsituation.
Veteran Henrik Dalsgaard delivered his best game of the season. He scored finally, but he seemed nervous, made many opspilsfejl especially before the break. And so, he came rarely in opspillet, as Brentford after the break went further ahead on the track.
Emiliano Marcondes started on the bench, but came on the pitch after the break, without, however, putting a large footprint on the events.
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