Mitrovic’s 90th-minute goal helps Fulham beat Brentford 3-2

August 20, 2022 GMT
Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic scores his side's third goal, during the English Premier League soccer match between Fulham and Brentford at Craven Cottage, in London, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Bradley Collyer/PA via AP)
Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic scores his side's third goal, during the English Premier League soccer match between Fulham and Brentford at Craven Cottage, in London, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Bradley Collyer/PA via AP)
Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic scores his side's third goal, during the English Premier League soccer match between Fulham and Brentford at Craven Cottage, in London, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Bradley Collyer/PA via AP)
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Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic scores his side's third goal, during the English Premier League soccer match between Fulham and Brentford at Craven Cottage, in London, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Bradley Collyer/PA via AP)
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Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic scores his side's third goal, during the English Premier League soccer match between Fulham and Brentford at Craven Cottage, in London, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Bradley Collyer/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Aleksandar Mitrovic’s 90th-minute header snatched Fulham a 3-2 win over local rival Brentford in the Premier League at a rocking Craven Cottage on Saturday.

The Serbia striker converted Kevin Mbabu’s cross to the far post, just as Fulham looked to have squandered victory after surrendering a 2-0 lead established inside the opening 20 minutes.

Marco Silva’s team sealed its first win of the campaign thanks to Mitrovic’s second goal of the season — but also two disallowed goals from Ivan Toney.

Toney saw two fine finishes ruled out for offside, before finally scoring a goal that counted by tapping home to level the score at 2-2 in the 71st minute.

Bobby Decordova-Reid gave Fulham the lead after just 45 seconds, before midfielder Joao Palhinha doubled that lead with a powerful header at a corner.

Christian Norgaard, who steered in a low finish after being picked out at a corner, and Toney dragged Thomas Frank’s Brentford back into it.

Fulham, though, can now look proudly back on an opening three games comprising creditable draws against Liverpool and Wolves, and now a win snatched in front of watching owner Shahid Khan.

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