No Championship player has scored as many league goals as Aleksandar Mitrovic in the last 10 weeks and indeed only Mo Salah in the entire top two divisions has bested him.

The Liverpool genius scoring against Bournemouth and making it 11 goals since 3 February 2018, which was the day Mitrovic made his first appearance for Fulham.

In fact the Newcastle loan striker’s first two games were sub appearances and since then he has started 12 Championship matches as well.

In his 10 weeks at Fulham, Mitro has scored 10 goals in total, those goals coming in his last 11 matches.

In the Championship, Patrick Bamford at Middlesbrough is next best with nine goals since 3 February, followed by Swansea loan striker Oliver McBurnie scoring eight for Barnsley.

Yesterday’s was a brilliant left foot curling finish from outside the box for Aleksandar Mitrovic, it put Fulham in the lead but they conceded a last gasp Brentford equaliser, meaning they slip to third behind Cardiff as Wolves were automatically promoted.

BBC Sport:

β€˜Goal! Fulham 1, Brentford 0.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.’

Elsewhere, Newcastle’s Ivan Toney scored the only goal of the game to put Scunthorpe fifth in League One, his 10th goal of the season out on loan.

As for Adam Armstrong, he featured in a goalless draw for Blackburn but they are second on goal difference and five points ahead of third place Shrewsbury, who do have a game in hand.

Mitrovic’ latest goal also means he has scored more league goals this season than any other Newcastle player, including loan spells.

Newcastle players with most goals so far this season:

11 Aleksandar Mitrovic (1 Newcastle United and 10 Fulham)

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

10 Adam Armstrong (1 Bolton and 9 Blackburn)

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

10 Ivan Toney (4 Wigan 6 Scunthorpe)

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

7 Sean Longstaff (7 Blackpool)

(3 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)

  • Mrkgw

    Clearly, supporters are divided over Mitro. Who is right and wrong over it all, who only knows. Personally, I hope that we bring him back as I really do think that he deserves another chance.

    • Damon Horner

      Agreed, excel at one level you deserve a shot at the next and he has done, I wasn’t too dissatisfied with Gayle being first choice this season for us for that same reason rather than assume he couldn’t do it in PL.

      Whether Mitrovic will get that with us is questionable but if not then definitely should get another PL team if he stays here.

  • Paul Cannell

    I’d love it if he scores the goal that sends the mackems down.

  • GlasgowMag

    Comparing Mitro with Salah funniest thing I’ve heard all week!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • Mrkgw

      Its only a comparison as to the number of goals scored. On another note, Chelsea let Salah go, clearly not believing that he was up to the mark. Look at him now.

      • thewildchimp

        Klopp has an amazing eye for offensive players. Sadly for him,
        Barca and Real Madrid like to poach.

  • Ole Kristian

    Well that is a glaikit way to compare divisions G.P.

  • steveS100

    I’m sure Benitez is well aware of these statistics too (and also that Mitrovic has scored them in the Championship). However Newcastle is a team not just 11 players and maybe Mitrovic doesn’t fit in the team and the style of play that Benitez wants, with the resources he has available to him. I guess we’ll see when Mitro’s loan spell comes to an end…

  • Nut

    I think he will come back next season and Rafa will play him more… simply because we haven’t had the luxury of playing him this season due to needing to have the team playing defensive tactical football.

    Mitrovic admitted this wasn’t his forte, yes I know folk will say but if you attack and score goals that’s the best form of defence but sorry you are not a w/c manager and given other sides in relegation area have tried that and failed it was not a good idea for us with the quality in the side before January.

    Now however maybe, so next season who knows.

    Long and short of it is no one really knows what’s going to happen but it will be interesting to see.

    • Down Under Mag

      Hopefully he comes back, knows what it takes to score goals and can start and reproduce that for us. We didn’t have the luxury of a player like him who wasn’t going to graft for the cause…as much as Joselu wasn’t the answer up front for goal scoring, he did work hard and kept the game tight which is what rafa wanted. He didn’t have the quality to cope with teams unless all players were pulling in teh same direction and Mitro wouldn’t do that. At the very least we have options … If Rafa doesn’t get the backing and leaves then we have a striker another manager may fancy…if Rafa stays and wants to go in a different direction then he will get a decent fee for Mitro. Hopefully it all works out for the best for all parties!

  • Leicester Mag

    All about options, mine unashamedly is that he has stepped up from the player he was last year. This applies at international level and at Fulham. That to let him go would be a mistake. Not berating Rafa, simply an opinion

  • Leazes.

    There’s a huge gap between the elite group and the rest of the Premiership and there’s also a huge gap between the premiership and the Championship… he can do it on that stage but not against elite clubs…forget internationals where they raise their game and have better players around them …..its irrelevant…. he’s had a chance in the Premiership and he couldn’t do it for a club he professed to be a supporter of (yes he would say that because its the same colours as his home club Partizan Belgrade). And yes he has scored for us against elite defences but never accompanied by a win!

    No ….not a top striker…. second or third drawer IMHO.

    • Mxpx

      When did he fail this chance you’re talking about 9 goals in a debut season from 27 appearances isn’t a failure to me

      • Mrkgw

        I think that many forget that he scored premiership goals in his debut season. No matter how hard we try to convince the anti Mitro brigade, they will never acknowledge that. Nor, the fact that he is certainly no worse than Gayle and yet, he gets chance after chance.

  • Dillon Tovak

    Bamford being hot on his heels puts this into perspective.

  • Rich Lawson

    If you examine the games played more closely Graham I think you will find the class of opposition has been some what different ?

  • Desree

    If we get 20m mitrovic is gone.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    We haven`t got 1 striker who`s worth a chow in the premiership,
    flog them all & start from scratch

  • Lakeland Mag

    Yawn !!

  • Toon

    The 20 minutes Slimani played today showed how he is premier league class, every thing Mitrovic hasn’t got – pace, balance, touch and vision

    • Ba ba.


  • Ba ba.

    And sleep … .. Yawn 😦