Championship – Fulham vs Preston: After failing to secure promotion in their previous fixture following a loss to Derby county, the Cottagers were determined to get the job done last night.
Mitrovic’s brace and Liverpool bound Carvalho’s 34th minute effort sealed the win for Fulham. This also meant that the club has mathematically achieved direct promotion as they are now thirteen points clear of Huddersfield with four games left to be played.
The visitors meanwhile are occupying the 15th position in the league standings.
Championship – Fulham vs Preston: Match summary
Full time score: Fulham 3-0 Preston
Preston starting XI: Iversen; van den Berg, Lindsay, Hughes; Potts, McCann, Whiteman, Johnson, Earl; Evans, Archer
Preston subs: Hudson, Huntington, Diaby, Rafferty, Cunningham, Sinclair, Maguire
Fulham starting XI: Rodak; Williams, Adarabioyo, Ream, Bryan; Reed, Cairney; Wilson, Carvalho, Kebano, Mitrovic
Fulham subs: Gazzaniga, Hector, Robinson, Seri, Chalobah, Decordova-Reid, Muniz
Goals: A Mitrovic (9′, 41′), F Carvalho (34′)
Post match reactions
Fulham owner Tony Khan: “Thank you very much to all of you Fulham supporters!
“You all deserve this special night! Congratulations to you supporters, and congratulations and thank you to the Fulham squad and Marco Silva and the entire club staff!
Fulham’s Marco Silva: “We’re back in the Premier League! We’re going up! Come on Fulham!
“We deserved it. We have to be proud of what we have achieved for this football club, it was the reason we came, the reason they invited us to come and join this football club, and we did it. I am proud of the players, not just because we achieved our goal or aim from the first day. The way we did it, the way we played, the way we were really dominant for most of the season has been fantastic for us, a fantastic journey for us. Now is the moment for them to celebrate.
“A nice word yo-yo team, a good nickname. The challenge is huge definitely. We have to be really positive, we have to have desire and ambition. Now we celebrate and get the job done in the next four games.”