Fulham have been promoted to the Premier League after beating Brentford 2-1 after extra-time in the Championship playoff final at Wembley.

After a drab 90 minutes, it took a moment of inspiration from Cottagers left-back Joe Bryan to break the deadlock on the stroke of half-time in the additional period.

With Bees goalkeeper David Raya expecting Bryan to cross the free-kick from fully 40 yards, the Fulham star struck the ball inside the goalkeeper's right-hand post to trigger scenes of jubilation from his teammates and manager Scott Parker.

And Bryan doubled his tally in the closing minutes, playing a neat one-two with substitute striker Aleksandar Mitrovic to finish on his weaker right foot and seal the victory.

Fulham are back in the big time

Henrik Dalsgaard headed home to half the deficit with almost the last touch of the game, but it is Fulham who make an immediate return to the top flight after relegation last year, netting £135million in the process.

Defeat capped a heartbreaking end to the season for Thomas Frank's side, who lost each of their final two games of the regular season to miss out on automatic promotion.

Two-goal hero Bryan revealed after the game that his free-kick was planned and had been worked on with manager Scott Parker on the training ground.

Fulham celebrate victory in extra-time

Bryan said: "I'm not the hero, every single one of them, fans and people around us who has been with us all season is.

"We've been written off five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10 times, I think I read somewhere we were supposed to be scared of them.

"We took it to them, we scored twice, they made it hard for us but they're a good team and they've been playing really well.

"I can't believe we made it straight back up.

"Scott told me to whip it near post, that was for my dad, he used to give me the eyes when he made me go in goal."