In the Championship Play-off final Fulham will face Brentford for a place in the Premier League after overcoming Cardiff City 3-2 on aggregate.
On Tuesday at Wembley, it’ll be a West London derby as the two sides of the capital go head-to-head in what’s billed as the most lucrative club football match.
In the Welsh capital on Monday, Josh Onomah and Nesskens Kebano scored, following that for the second leg the Cottagers took a commanding 2-0 advantage to Craven Cottage.
But Scott Parker was keen to reiterate that the tie wasn’t over to his players and so it proved as Cardiff opened the scoring through Curtis Nelson.
Kebano tapped home from the cross of Bobby De Cordova-Reid and through him, the Cottagers equalized 24 seconds later.
Through Lee Tomlin, Cardiff resumed the lead in the second half, then Fulham battled to victory in the final to seal their spot.
In aggregate to book their final place Brentford defeated Swansea City 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Thomas Frank’s Bees trailed 1-0 from the first leg but scored three times to set up a showdown with their West London neighbors in what was their final game at Griffin Park.
Fulham – Cardiff City 1:2
Goals: Kebano 9 – Nelson 8, Tomlin 47
Fulham: Rodak – Christie, Hector, Ream, Bryan (90′ Le Marchand) – Reed, Cairney – Knockaert (76′ Odoi), Onomah, Kebano (46′ Kamara) – Reid
Cardiff City: Smithies – Bacuna, Morrison, Nelson, Bennett – Vaulks, Pack (46′ Tomlin (84′ Whyte)) – Holiett (46′ Mendez-Laing), Ralls, Murphy (81′ Paterson) – Ward (71′ Glatzel)