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Aleksandar Mitrovic makes it 9 from 9 and becomes joint top goalscorer this season

4 years ago

Aleksandar Mitrovic made it 10 goals in the last 45 days as his strike gave Fulham the win at Sheffield Wednesday.

They are now guaranteed a play-off spot and are only two points off automatic promotion.

As well as scoring for Serbia at the end of March, Mitro now has nine goals in his last nine Fulham matches.

The Cottagers winning nine and drawing three of the 12 games the Newcastle loan striker as been involved in.

Whilst Newcastle were winning 2-1 at Leicester and Ayoze Perez scoring his fourth league Premier League goal of the season to clinch the three points, Aleksandar Mitrovic was scoring his 10th league goal of the season.

This took him joint top when it comes to Newcastle players scoring league goals this season for NUFC and/or out on loan, with 10 in total – one for NUFC and nine now for Fulham.

Adam Armstrong played the full 90 minutes as Blackburn won 1-0 and stayed top, four points clear now of those outside the automatic promotion spots though he couldn’t add to his record of eight goals in the previous eight games.

NUFC midfielder Sean Longstaff did get on the scoresheet though, scoring his seventh of the season a Blackpool hammered Bradford 5-0, Newcastle’s Alex Gilliead a second half sub for Bradford.

Get West London:

‘Fulham struggled to find their rhythm in the second half as the home side pressed, and they probably should’ve taken the lead when Frederico Venancio popped up at the back post, but he fluffed his lines at the key moment.

However, it was Mitrovic who netted the goal for Fulham when he got on the end of Sessegnon’s cross to send the fans behind that goal into raptures.

Another Aleksandar Mitrovic goal gave Fulham all three points at Hillsborough to cut the gap to Cardiff City in second to just two points.

Match Ratings – Mitrovic 7:

Had a header saved by a brilliant save, but not a great game from Mitrovic this afternnon. Great finish to give the side the lead.’

Newcastle players with most goals so far this season:

10 Aleksandar Mitrovic (1 Newcastle United and 9 Fulham)

(5 Championship matches remain, plus potential play-off games)

10 Adam Armstrong (1 Bolton and 9 Blackburn)

(6 League One matches remain, plus potential play-off games)

9 Ivan Toney (4 Wigan 5 Scunthorpe)

(6 League One matches remain, plus potential play-off games)

7 Sean Longstaff (7 Blackpool)

(5 League One matches remain, plus potential play-off games)

5 Dwight Gayle

(6 Premier League matches remain)

4 Joselu

(6 Premier League matches remain)

4 Ayoze Perez

(6 Premier League matches remain)


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