Villa boss Steve Bruce made just one change from the goalless draw with Middlesbrough in the semi-final second-leg, while John Terry started at centre-back and Ahmed El Mohamady slotted in at right-back.
Villa, owned by Chinese businessman Tony Xia, paid the price for a limp first half and are faced with a third successive season outside the Premier League, a stark reality given a reduction in the parachute payments could lead to the sale of their stars.
For both clubs, there is a significance about restoring their role as a PL club, with Fulham last competing in the top flight four seasons ago and Villa two seasons removed.
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While a Villa side that featured the silky talents of Ireland midfielder Conor Hourihane and the impish skills of Jack Grealish, who famously turned down the chance to play for Ireland, failed to catch fire amid a deflated first half display, they had a chance to draw level five minutes before the break.
John Terry has done a brilliant job leading Aston Villa to the Championship play-off finals
The Lions lost 1-0 to Slavisa Jokanovic's side at Wembley as Tom Cairney scored the victor for Fulham, meaning that Villa face a third successive season in the Championship.
Other than that, Villa asked few questions, by which point Fulham had answered all those thrown at them.
Another player linked with a move away from the club, Cairney scored the all-important goal to send Fulham back into the Premier League, leading by example. "After we missed out on promotion last season, a lot of people wrote us off", he said. But football won today.
"I've been playing the whole season not fully fit".
Cairney slipped home the only goal of the Championship play-off final in the 23rd minute, following superb work by Ryan Sessegnon.
No one on the Rockets played more of a role in Houston's two consecutive wins than Paul. "We was supposed to score", he said. A bruised left knee kept Andre Iguodala out for the second straight game, and Kevon Looney started in his place.
A service dog went into labor at Tampa International Airport just before she was scheduled to board her flight to Philadelphia. With the help of paramedics "Ellie" delivered eight puppies, seven males, and one female.
A recent study shows mussels in Puget Sound have tested positive for trace amounts of the opioid oxycodone . But the potential presence of oxycodone in fish would be concerning, however, as they do metabolize opioids.
They were quick to the ball, strong in the challenge and utterly determined to play the game at their pace. His first goal, scored just three minutes after he entered the game, gave Real Madrid the lead for good.
During the campaign, the Association of Catholic Priests urged its members not to preach politics from the pulpit. There has been a big surge in voter registration ahead of the referendum . "People want to get married", says Ms.
Asked Friday if the North Koreans were playing games with their communications, Mr Trump responded: "Everybody plays games". Trump's back-and-forth over his summit plans with Kim has exposed the fragility of Seoul as an intermediary.
Almost 100 women have now accused Weinstein of crimes ranging from sexual harassment to assault and rape going back decades. Weinstein was later escorted to a New York City courthouse in handcuffs to face the charges.
It's fair to wonder whether James has indeed played his final game in Cleveland as a Cav, 11 glorious and complicated seasons in. Kevin Love left the game with concussion-like symptoms early. "It's up to us to see if we can come back here for one more".
President Trump went on Twitter on Saturday to thank Seaman "for his heroic act in saving so many precious young lives". A student who wished to not be identified told WXIN he was in the classroom and sitting near a student who was shot.
They are in love, walking around this handsome garden, and then we walked around for a bit, and then just got pictures of them. I wanted her to be able to tuck it behind her ears if she wanted to do, because that is what she normally does".
On social media, Liverpool fans expressed their disappointment and anger at the lack of information they had received. They're all perfectly apt to describe Loris Karius' evening for Liverpool as Real Madrid beat them 3-1 in Kiev.
Red Sox designate Hanley Ramirez for assignment
Swihart, a switch-hitter, can now see more time at designated hitter. "It is unusual, but it's an unusual situation". Pedroia was 1 for 14 (.071) during a five-game injury rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket.
At 57, Hugh Grant marries for the first time
He was over 50 when he spawned them all! After splitting with Elizabeth Hurley, the Music And Lyrics actor dated Tinglan Hong . Hugh previously insisted he was not interested in marriage as he thought it was a recipe for "misery".
Real Madrid vs. Liverpool - Football Match Report
Gareth Bale scored twice off the bench as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 in Kyiv to become European champions for the 13th time. Tonight they were the better team and were able to take full advantage of the chances that came their way.