Fulham 3 Aston Villa 1: As it happened

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Fulham kept their play-off hopes alive with a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa at the Cottage.

Goals from Neeskens Kebano, Sone Aluko and Ryan Sessegnon secured Fulham’s third win on the bounce to send them sixth in the Championship.

After Sessegnon's opener, Steve Bruce’s side went down to ten men in the first half after Jonathan Kodjia received a straight red card, before Jack Grealish brought Villa level with a fabulous strike.

But a striker from Aluko and substitute Kebano saw the game swing back in Fulham's favour.

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Fulham starting XI: Bettinelli, Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Malone, McDonald, Johansen, Aluko, Cairney, Sessegnon, Ayite

Substitutes: Button, Madl, Sigurdsson, Parker, Piazon, Kebano, Cyriac

Aston Villa starting XI: Johnstone, Bree, Chester, Elphick, Baker, Amavi, Jedinak, Gardner, Grealish, Hogan, Kodjia

Substitutes: Bunn, Hutton, Lansbury, Hourihane, Bacuna, Adomah, Hepburn-Murphy

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