Fulham batter Burnley for first win back in PL
- Mitrovic scores double for Fulham
- Seri, Schurrle grab a goal each
- Burnley made it 3-2 at half time
- Fulham secure first win back in PL
Fulham beat Burnley 4-2 on Sunday at Craven Cottage as the west London club got off and running back in the Premier League, while the Clarets are still searching for their first victory of the season.
Jean Seri scored a magnificent opener early on but Jeff Hendrick equalized soon after before a quickfire Aleksandar Mitrovic doubled put Fulham in the driving seat. In a wild first half James Tarkowski made it 3-2 but in the second half Fulham took over and Andre Schurrle sealed the win late on.
The victory moves Fulham on to three points for the season, while Burnley have just one point to their name.
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A rapid start in the rain in west London saw Fulham take the lead in stunning fashion with less than five minutes on the clock.
The ball found Serri over 25 yards out and the midfielder smashed home a stunning strike to make it 1-1.
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But Fulham weren’t ahead for long as Burnley equalized. Aaron Lennon crossed to Chris Wood who touched it on and Hendrick smashed home from close range with 10 minutes on the clock. 1-1.
Mitrovic then scored two headers in just over two minutes to make it 3-1 as the Serbian striker continued his magnificent form in 2018.
But before the break Burnley were back in the game as Tarkwoski knocked home from close range to make it 3-2, but there was a hint of offside about his goal.
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Mitrovic continued to chaos havoc in the second half as he flicked past Ben Mee but Joe Hart denied him a tap-in as Fulham poured forward.
Hendrick curled over at the other end as Burnley battled hard to get level as the second half wore on.
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Schurrle hit the crossbar with a curler and then stung Hart’s palms from distance as the German international did his best to push Fulham over the finish line. Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s cross was so close to being tapped home by Mitrovic for his hat trick.
But soon the win was wrapped up as Mitrovic hit the post and Schurrle followed up to make it 4-2 and seal a deserved victory.