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Fulham outlasts Cardiff to set up West London Derby playoff final

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Cardiff City’s Leandro Bacuna (left) and Fulham’s Neeskens Kebano battle for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi final, second leg match at Craven Cottage, London. (Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)

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It’s going to be aw West London Derby playoff promotion final after Cardiff City and Fulham staged a thrilling second leg at Craven Cottage on Thursday.

Brentford beat Swansea City in the other semifinal to set up

The Cottagers entered the match with a 2-0 advantage earned in Wales but Cardiff put the tie on its ear just two minutes after halftime of the second leg.

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The match was 1-1 on goals from Fulham’s Neeskens Kebano and Cardiff’s Curtis Nielson when halftime sub Lee Tomlin cleaned up a back post mess to give the Bluebirds a second away goal to match Thursday’s hosts.

Fulham is bidding to make its absence from the Premier League a one-year problem, while Brentford has not played first-tier football since the 1946-47 season.