as reported by daily express,
The Irishman says Villa have ‘noted’ jubilant pictures posted on social media by Cottagers players celebrating reaching Wembley for the Championship play-off final.
But Slavisa Jokanovic’s men must beat Villa on May 26 to earn a place back in the Premier League.
And Hourihane says the Midlands club toned down their celebrations after beating Middlesbrough following Fulham’s reaction to victory over Derby.
“That’s been mentioned, don’t worry,” said Hourihane, 27. “They celebrated like they won the league or something like that. We had calm celebrations, everyone was just in the dressing room high-fiving each other.
“There was nothing major going on in the dressing room at all because there’s more business to be done.
“Fulham are a good side, they finished ahead of us in the League, deservedly so. The League table doesn’t lie.
“They might be slight favourites going into it, but all the best to them if they fancy themselves more than us because we’ll be ready for it, that’s for sure.”
Hourihane has climbed back to the Championship from League Two after failing to make the grade in the second tier as a youngster with both Sunderland and Ipswich.
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