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Fulham hero Bryan reveals Scott Parker’s incredible plan to beat Brentford keeper Raya from 40 YARDS

FULHAM hero Joe Bryan revealed boss Scott Parker told him to shoot just seconds before his astonishing 40-yard stunner.

Bryan caught Brentford keeper David Rea totally unaware as the Cottagers sealed promotion to the Premier League with a 2-1 win over the Bees.

The Wembley showdown went into extra-time 0-0.

But Bryan - who had scored just one Championship goal all season - broke the deadlock with the most amazing set-piece strike.

Cameras caught Parker telling Bryan what to do just before the 105th-minute free-kick.

And Bryan said the freak goal was actually planned all along.

He said: "Scott Parker said whip it in the near post as the keeper comes ridiculously far off his line.

"That’s from my dad, he used to give me the eyes when we practised in the field when he made me go in goal.

"We had one goal and we achieved it."

Parker revealed the blueprint to success when he spoke after Bryan's second sealed the win seven minutes before Henrik Dalsgaard's late consolation.

He said: "The opening goal was planned, we looked at Raya's positioning from free-kicks.

"He's very aggressive in his starting position.

"I called Joe over before the free-kick to try to make out we were doing some tactical switch.

"But I told him he needs to keep an eye on his positioning, and to commit to the shot.

"And he did that, and it worked."

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