Oliver Norwood says Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League ranks as one of his best achievements in football.

The Northern Ireland, a late substitute in the narrow victory over Aston Villa, produced a sensational tackle on Conor Hourihane as Slavisa Jokanovic’s side clung on to the advantage secured by Tom Cairney’s first half strike even after being reduced to ten men after Denis Odoi’s sending off.

Norwood told the Brighton and Hove Albion official website: “If you get the chance to get promoted once in your career, you’d be very happy – but it’s surreal to get promoted again with Fulham, at Wembley in front of over 85,000 fans. It was an incredible day, and to have experienced both types of promotion in consecutive seasons is a great feeling.”

“If you ask any footballer – ‘you can get promoted at Wembley in financially the biggest game in football’ – I think any footballer would choose to do it that way. The whole occasion was absolutely incredible. It’s something I’ll always cherish and be very proud of when I look back at the end of my career – the achievements I’ve had with both clubs.”

“Fulham play a different type of football. The manager really insists on playing out from the back – the two centre-backs are really deep and the midfielders drop in to get the ball. It’s two different styles of play, but both are as successful as each other. You’re not always going to have two clubs that play the exact same way. At the end of the day, it’s about winning football matches and being successful, and both teams have done that.”