29 November 2019 22:40

Byers gave Swansea hope by heading home Barrie McKay’s 65th-minute cross, but Fulham held on.

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Swansea 1 Fulham 2 Aleksandar Mitrovic scored twice as Fulham clinched a fourth consecutive win. Mitrovic netted midway through the first half and again a couple of minutes before the interval, taking his tally for the season to 15. The Serbian striker put Fulham ahead by heading in the loose ball after Aboubakar Kamara's first-time shot from Joe Bryan's left-wing cross came off the bar. The goal came against the run of play as Swansea had been on top. Whites keeper Marek Rodak produced a superb save to deny Sam Surridge at point-blank range and George Byers fired against the outside of the post.

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Mitrovic's opener changed the course of the game and his second came courtesy of a slice of good fortune. Josh Onomah mis-cued after being found by Ivan Cavaleiro's cross but the ball dropped to Mitrovic, who finished emphatically. Byers gave Swansea hope by heading home Barrie McKay's 65th-minute cross, but Fulham held on. Fulham: Rodak, Odoi, Mawson, Ream, Bryan, Johansen, Cairney, Kamara (McDonald 74), Onomah (Christie 79), Cavaleiro (Knockaert 85), Mitrovic. Subs not used: Bettinelli, Kebano, Christie, O'Riley, De La Torre.

Aleksandar Mitrovic struck twice within the first-half to earn Fulham a 2-1 win over promotion rivals Swansea on Friday evening. The Championship's high scorer netted his 14th and 15th targets of the season on the Liberty Stadium as Scott Parker's facet moved to inside two factors of second-placed Leeds. Getty George Byers halved the deficit within the 65th minute, however Fulham stood agency to take the three factors again to west London. Extra to observe…