Aleksandar Mitrovic scored a hat-trick to fireplace Fulham again to profitable methods within the Sky Guess Championship as they beat Swansea 3-1.
The Serbian striker struck all three of his objectives within the first half – albeit with the primary coming from an offside place – to steer the Cottagers to a primary win in three video games on Wednesday night time, transferring them again to inside two factors of leaders West Brom.
Swansea, who had grabbed a objective again by Jamie Paterson between Mitrovic’s second and third, have been largely outplayed all night time at Craven Cottage. It leaves them with 10 factors from as many video games.
Mitrovic masterclass conjures up Fulham win
There was big controversy in regards to the Fulham opener, and it could result in additional requires VAR to be launched to the Championship, as Mitrovic took benefit of being in an offside place after 12 minutes to latch onto a Tim Ream header, earlier than turning and ending previous Ben Hamer.
The second objective was sensible. A sweeping counter began by Joe Bryan ended with Neeskens Kebano crossing low for Mitrovic to get throughout his man and end low throughout objective and into the underside nook.
After 38 minutes Swansea have been again in it as Joel Piroe threaded Paterson by and he completed well into the nook after beating Paolo Gazzaniga, however Mitrovic quickly restored Fulham’s two-goal lead on the stroke of half-time, in an analogous vein to his second objective, however this time together with his proper foot from Denis Odoi’s cross from the precise.
That objective would, in reality, be the tip of the motion, as Fulham noticed out a cushty win within the second half.
Man of the Match – Aleksandar Mitrovic
By no means a doubt about this one. There was clearly fortune in regards to the first, however the end was nonetheless medical, and his second and third have been sensible. Doubts stay about his skill to make an impression within the Premier League, however within the Championship Mitrovic is deadly. It is 10 objectives already for the season. With him on this type, they’ve an actual probability of an instantaneous return to the highest flight.
Fulham head to Coventry on Saturday for a lunchtime kick-off stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer from 12pm (kick-off 12.30pm). Swansea go to Derby at 3pm.