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Summary

  1. Fulham turn around 1-0 deficit from first leg against Derby to reach play-off final
  2. Whites will play at Wembley for first time since 1975 FA Cup final
  3. Ryan Sessegnon smashes in for Fulham to level the tie at 1-1
  4. Denis Odoi heads in superbly to make it 2-0 to Fulham (2-1 on agg)
  5. Fulham to play Aston Villa or Middlesbrough in final on 26 May

Live Reporting

By Rob Stevens

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Villa or Boro await Fulham

That brings an end to our coverage of what was an intriguing Championship play-off semi-final second leg between Fulham and Derby County.

The Whites showed determination to come from behind and book a place in the final on Saturday, 26 May.

It will be a first trip to Wembley for the west London club since they lost the FA Cup final to West Ham in 1975.

Slavisa Jokanovic's side will face either Aston Villa or Middlesbrough in the final.

Those two teams meet tomorrow at Villa Park, with Villa holding a 1-0 lead from the first leg.

Make sure you join us for that one.

Fulham 'deserve' final spot

Fulham reach Wembley

This club needs this kind of happiness. After 43 years we will play at Wembley and it is an important achievement for us. We deserve this victory and a chance to reach the Premier League. The players showed great belief and confidence and it is credit to my players.

Slavisa JokanovicFulham boss on Sky Sports

Another season in Championship for Derby

FT: Fulham 2-0 Derby County (Agg 2-1)

While Fulham celebrated with their fans, Derby County's players applauded their travelling fans after they fell short with their efforts.

The Rams stay outside of the Premier League will be extended into an 11th season.

It's also another play-off semi-final defeat for County, who lost at this stage to Hull two years ago.

Derby have now been unsuccessful in six of their seven play-off campaigns.

Fulham book place at Wembley

FT: Fulham 2-0 Derby County (Agg 2-1)

If you are just joining us you missed out on a cracking play-off semi-final.

Fulham turned around a first-leg defeat at Derby to seal a place in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Goals from Ryan Sessegnon and Denis Odoi gave the Whites victory.

Click the link below to read Gary Smee's report of the action from Craven Cottage.

Ryan Sessegnon celebration

Fulham 2-0 Derby County (Agg 2-1)

Fulham turn round a first-leg defeat against Derby to seal a place in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

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Mitrovic proud of Fulham effort

FT: Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

This is the reason I came here. It is unbelievable. I think we deserve to get promoted as we play good football and created chances. I am so proud and so happy.

Aleksandar MitrovicFulham striker on Sky Sports

Fulham 'put pressure' on Derby

FT: Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

We showed a lot of bottle today. Credit to the lads, we pushed and pushed and should have scored in the first half. Thankfully I got the goal and it changed the game. The second put pressure on them. We believe in our style of play

Ryan SessegnonFulham forward on Sky Sports

Fulham fans celebrate

FT: Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Denis Odoi among Fulham fans
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Fulham defender Denis Odoi is loving this as the celebrations head towards the Cottage.

He's on the shoulders of supporters directing their singing.

Fulham are 90 minutes away from a return to the Premier League following a four-year absence.

Pitch invasion

FT: Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

There is a pitch invasion at Craven Cottage, as Fulham fans celebrate the win on the pitch.

Goalscorer Denis Odoi is in the thick of it, and fans are getting plenty of pictures with Ryan Sesegnon too.

Defender Tim Ream is being chaired by supporters.

FULL-TIME: FULHAM WIN

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Fulham are on their way to Wembley!

Their first-ever win in eight play-off times has seen them overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg.

Goals from Ryan Sessegnon and Denis Odoi were enough to give the Whites victory.

Fulham fans
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Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Not long left now. Can the Rams create one last chance?

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Another crucial interception from Tim Ream as the ball foes out for a throw-in.

The ball is slung in to the Fulham box and Richard Keogh sends a header wide.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Tomas Kalas wins another crucial header at the back for Fulham.

Derby still have a chance to recycle.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

There's a period of head tennis after Derby pump a free-kick long and into the area.

Fulham manage to survive for now.

YELLOW CARD

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Fulham fans are trying to cheer their team over the line.

Home keeper Marcus Bettinelli goes into the book for time-wasting at a goal kick.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Oliver Norwood takes the free-kick long into the box and gives the ball away, allowing Derby to come forward.

The Rams work an opening for Matej Vydra, but he flashes an effort wide at the near post from a narrow angle.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic wins a throw-in on the left flank.

Then Aboubakar Kamara wins a free-kick on the left wing.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

We are into six minutes of added time at Craven Cottage.

Still hope for Derby, and plenty of seconds for Fulham to hang on to their precious advantage.

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Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Fulham make another change, as Oliver Norwood comes on for captain Tom Cairney.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Ryan Sessegnon shows pace to get to the ball ahead of Andreas Weimann in the Fulham box.

Weimann then goes down and claims a penalty, but the free-kick goes against him.

Sessegnon did have hands on the Austrian forward.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Rams keeper Scott Carson goes long, but it does all the way through to opposite number Marcus Bettinelli at the other end of the pitch.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

The ball breaks to David Nugent in the box as Ryan Fredericks does just enough to hold him up.

Nugent then has an effort from the edge of the box but skews it wide.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Derby will have to go a bit more direct soon. They need a goal to force extra-time if they want to keep alive their hopes of promotion.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Derby win a throw-in about 15 yards out on the left hand side, and have an opportunity to get the ball in the box.

But Denis Odoi heads the ball away and striker Aleksandar Mitrovic wins a free-kick midway inside the Fulham half.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Fulham ping it around at the back and then work it forward.

The are keeping the ball and frustrating Derby at the moment.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Fulham take the corner short but Derby come away with the ball through Kasey Palmer.

The Whites win the ball back and are looking to keep possession.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Aboubakar Kamara wins a corner for Fulham on the right.

The Whites will have to endure a few more nervy moments before the game is finished.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Another long-range shot from Fulham, as Scott Carson has to save a shot from Stefan Johansen.

The Whites have had 20 efforts on goal this evening, and half of those have been on target.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Tomas Kalas has gone straight into the heart of the Fulham defence and they are now playing with three centre-backs.

Ryan Fredericks and Ryan Sessegnon are providing the width from wing-back.

Derby defender Richard Keogh cuts out a dangerous cross from Aboubakar Kamara.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Stefan Johansen strikes at the Derby goal from the edge of the box, but it is straight at Scott Carson.

YELLOW CARD

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Derby midfielder Tom Huddlestone trips Aleksandar Mitrovic as the Serbian looks to start a break on half-way.

He gets shown a yellow for his troubles.

Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald and County's Kasey Palmer also go into the book for an off-the-ball incident.

SUBSTITUTION

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Fulham make their first change, as centre-back Tomas Kalas comes on for left-back Matt Targett.

That may mean a reshuffle at the back for the hosts as they look to close the game out.

SUBSTITUTION

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Derby make their final substitution, as David Nugent comes on for Cameron Jerome.

YELLOW CARD

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Fulham break away from the corner and there is a big moment as Aboubakar Kamara breaks clear of the Derby defence.

The forward lifts the ball over Rams keeper Scott Carson, who is well out of his area, and then goes down before running onto the loose ball.

But Kamara goes into the book for simulation - it was an obvious dive.

Kamara booking
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Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Fulham defender Tim Ream sends a horrid, sloppy backpass out to his keeper from 40 yards out.

Its's awkward for keeper Marcus Bettinelli,. who can't save a corner.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Derby have responded well to going behind, but may get increasingly desperate if they continue to trail.

Ryan Fredericks takes his time over a throw-in for the hosts.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

A big chance for Derby and their top scorer Matej Vydra.

Freshly on the pitch, he is picked out by fellow sub Kasey Palmer.

The Czech forward is in space 10 yards out but sends his header over the bar.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Twenty minutes of regulation time left at Craven Cottage.

As it stands, Fulham are heading into the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Kasey Palmer is straight into the action, and has a few words with Marcus Bettinelli after the Fulham keeper delayed the taking of a Derby corner.

The hosts clear the ball away.

SUBSTITUTION

Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Derby boss Gary Rowett immediately makes changes, with his side needing a goal to force extra time now.

Matej Vydra and Kasey Palmer are on for Tom Lawrence and Ikechi Anya.

GOAL: Fulham 2-0 Derby (2-1 agg)

Denis Odoi

The comeback is almost complete for Fulham!

Centre-back Denis Odoi rises high to flick a header from Ryan Sessegnon's inswinging right-wing corner into the top right hand corner of the net.

A brilliant header, and Rams keeper Scott Carson had no chance.

Denis Odoi header
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