Aleksandar Mitrovic scored a late winner to help Fulham produce one of the close football results of the weekend in the Premier League. Bobby Decorva-Reid opened the scoring in the first minute before Palhinha doubled their advantage in the 20th minute. Brentford came back with goals from Christian Norgaard and Ivan Toney in the 44th minute and 71st minute respectively.
Fulham: Leno (6), Tete (6), Tosin (6), Ream (5), Robinson (6), Reed (7), Palhinha (7), Stansfield (6), Pereira (8), Decordova-Reid (7), Mitrovic (6).
Subs: Cairney (6), Mbabu (7), Duffy (n/a).
Brentford: Raya (7), Hickey (6), Mee (6), Jansson (6), Henry (6), Dasilva (5), Norgaard (6), Jensen (6), Mbeumo (5), Toney (7), Wissa (6).
Subs: Lewis-Potter (7), Janelt (6), Baptiste (6), Ghoddos (n/a).
Man of the match: Andreas Pereira.
Fulham head coach Marco Silva:“It’s a great afternoon for us, I think everyone enjoyed it. We deserved the three points, overall we were the best team on the pitch, in the first half we controlled almost all of the game, but unfortunately for us, they then scored just at half-time. I asked our players to start the second half strongly, to not give them the belief, but they are strong, they started to play more direct, and they started to create some problems for us. We let the game to their way, direct balls, and they are stronger than us in those types of situations.”
Brentford head coach Thomas Frank: “What a game for the neutral, it must have been fantastic to watch. What we showed to come back in the game is extraordinary, fighting back and fully deserved to get back at 2-2. Then, of course, it’s heartbreaking to see the last one going in, but its quality from Fulham, and Mitrovic knows what he’s doing. Unfortunately, David [Raya] couldn’t save the last one; he had three other chances where David did a top job. Apart from the last 20 minutes, perhaps the last 5-6 too, I was very pleased with the performance.”
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