Fulham will look to complete the job and move within one more victory of a return to the Premier League when they host Cardiff City in the second leg of their Championship play-off semi-final tie this evening.
Having missed out on an outside chance at automatic promotion on the final day of the season, the Cottagers quickly shook off any lingering disappointment as they ran out comfortable 2-0 winners in the Welsh capital on Sunday night.
Josh Onomah scored a stunning solo goal before Neeskens Kebano fired home a terrific free-kick in stoppage time.
Fulham were able to achieve such a dominant away triumph without the services of second-tier Golden Boot winner Aleksandar Mitrovic, who was absent due to a small injury issue and will be assessed ahead of kick-off tonight.
There will be no shortage of spice for this second-leg affair, with Cardiff boss Neil Harris accusing Fulham of already “celebrating like they’ve won the tie” – claims that were swiftly dismissed by counterpart Scott Parker.
Date, time and venue
Fulham vs Cardiff is scheduled for a 7:45pm BST kick-off on Thursday, July 30, 2020.
The match will be behind closed doors at Craven Cottage with no fans present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
Parker will hope that key star Mitrovic recovers from his knock in time for Thursday night’s clash, with versatile winger Ivan Cavaleiro also still absent due to a hamstring injury.
Visitors Cardiff remain without striker Isaac Vassell, but left-back Greg Cunningham is back in training once more.
How to watch
TV channel: The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99, or a three-month pass on offer for £25.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo aView Match Predictions