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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Calum Chambers (47')
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic (58', 74')
  • Luciano Vietto (79')
  • Glenn Murray (3', 17')

Mitrovic double inspires Fulham fightback win

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Fulham 4-2 Brighton: Comeback at Craven Cottage (2:26)

Aleksandar Mitrovic and Fulham turned around a two-goal deficit with four goals in the second half to boost their hopes of avoiding relegation. (2:26)

Fulham produced a remarkable second-half fightback, coming from two goals down to earn a 4-2 win at home to Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday and three crucial points in their battle for Premier League survival.

Fulham's hero was their Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who rediscovered his scoring touch with a couple of second-half headers that thrilled the long-suffering Craven Cottage faithful as their side rallied from a 2-0 deficit at halftime.

Glenn Murray, like Mitrovic, also came out of a scoring drought for Brighton, scoring twice in the first 17 minutes, as Claudio Ranieri's side stared at the prospect of finding themselves seven points from safety in the relegation zone.

Yet a superb 47th-minute strike from defender Calum Chambers, two typical headers from top scorer Mitrovic and a headed clincher from substitute Luciano Vietto earned the win that puts Fulham, still 19th of the league's 20 teams, on to 17 points from 24 games. Brighton remain 13th on 26 points.

Murray had gone eight matches without a Premier League goal but ended his drought within three minutes, getting on to the end of Martin Montoya's cross from the right to finish first-time into the bottom corner.

Just after the quarter-hour, Pascal Gross launched an overhead kick that bounced kindly for the evergreen 35-year-old striker, who poked home his second -- his 10th league goal of the season.

Fulham, who had lost all their previous four games in the New Year, found inspiration soon after halftime, first through Chambers and then from Mitrovic, who had scored only once in his last 10 league games but struck in the 58th and 74th minutes to take his league tally for the season to 10.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 +57 85
2 Manchester City 33 +64 83
3 Tottenham Hotspur 33 +30 67
4 Arsenal 33 +26 66
5 Chelsea 34 +21 66
6 Manchester United 33 +19 64
7 Leicester City 34 +1 47
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 33 -1 47
9 Everton 34 +2 46
10 Watford 33 -1 46
11 West Ham United 34 -10 42
12 AFC Bournemouth 34 -12 41
13 Crystal Palace 34 -6 39
14 Burnley 34 -18 39
15 Newcastle United 34 -11 38
16 Southampton 33 -15 36
17 Brighton & Hove Albion 33 -21 33
18 Cardiff City 34 -33 31
19 Fulham 34 -44 20
20 Huddersfield Town 34 -48 14