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Only Mo Salah ahead of Aleksandar Mitrovic when it comes to goals in last 10 weeks

11 months ago
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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:

‘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)

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