Aleksandar Mitrovic continues to score. Fulham’s Serbian striker set his team on the road to victory again today. Against the Brighton of base player Leandro Trossard, Mitrovic scored his 5th goal – in as many games – of the fledgling Premier League season.
Aleksandar Mitrovic had the season of his life in the Championship last year. The Serb became the all-time top scorer with 43 goals in as many games. A firm foot in the promotion of the English cult club.
However, the eternal doubt about the person Mitrovic resurfaced before the start of this season. After all, he had already “flopped” in the Premier League.
After five days of matches and five goals, we can already say that the goalkeeper thief has not left his instinct in the second division. Also today, the Fulham striker was able to turn his hand behind his ear again.
Leandro Trossard had to watch with sorrow as Mitrovic could slide in a cracked shot from Kebano at the far post just after the break. Seven minutes later, his Brighton teammate Dunk deviated the 2-0 unluckily into goal.
Brighton narrowed the deficit in the 60th minute with a penalty from Argentine midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, awarded after an intervention by VAR.
Not the start of a final offensive, but a final feat of arms. Fulham held on to record its second win of the season. It is currently 6th with 8 points. That’s two points less than Brighton, which would have taken first place with a win, at least for 24 hours.