Fulham’s First Premier League Away Win Of The Season Puts Scott Parker In Pole Position For A Crack At Bringing Fulham Back Next Season. Highlights. Player Ratings. Manager Comments, And Stats.
By: Marc Gingell
Before this game Aleksandar Mitrovic, Fulham’s top scorer and leading the Premier Leagues shot parade with 118 (Mo Salah is 2nd with 116 and Harry Kane 3rd with 102) hadn’t scored in his last nine Premier League games. He’d also failed to score on the road since the beginning of February when he netted in Fulham’s 2-2 draw at Brighton.
|20-04||Vitality Stadium||Bournemouth (14)||0-1||Fulham (19)|
|KO:15:00||ATT: 10,511||Aleksandar Mitrovic 53′ pen|
|REF: D Coote|
Aleksandar Mitrovic On The Spot!
Aleksandar Mitrovic scored from the penalty spot against Bournemouth after he’d been taken out by Jack Simpson. Mitrovic, who’d missed his last two penalties, sent Bournemouth keeper Artur Boruc the wrong way.
That’s two in two for Fulham and put’s Scott Parker in a good position to take over as permanent manager.
Bournemouth: Boruc (7), Cook (6), Gosling (6), Ake (6), Lerma (6), Wilson (5), Smith (5), King (4), Brooks (6), Fraser (8), Mepham (6).
Subs: Mousset (6), Stanislas (4), Solanke (5).
Fulham: Rico (8), Sessegnon (7), Odoi (7), Chambers (8), Mitrovic (8), Babel (7), Ream (7), Le Marchand (7), Bryan (8), Seri (7), Anguissa (7).
Subs: Christie (6), Ayite (N/A), Nordtveit (N/A)
Man of the match: Sergio Rico
- Fulham picked up their first league win over Bournemouth since January 1994, when both sides were in the third tier of English football.
- Bournemouth suffered their 18th defeat of the Premier League season, equalling their most in a single campaign in the competition (18 in 2015-16).
- Fulham have won back-to-back games in the Premier League for the first time since April 2014, when they beat Aston Villa and Norwich under Felix Magath.
- Bournemouth have lost four of their seven Premier League home games against teams starting the day in the relegation zone, with this their first such defeat since losing against Crystal Palace in January 2017.
- Bournemouth haven’t won any of their last five home games in the Premier League – their longest such run since February 2017 (D2 L3).
- No stadium has seen more penalties awarded this season than the Vitality Stadium (10 – seven for Bournemouth, three for the opposition).
- Aleksandar Mitrovic’s goal for Fulham ended a run of nine Premier League games without scoring – he hadn’t netted with any of his previous 36 shots in the competition prior to his penalty.
- Aleksandar Mitrovic’s penalty was the first he has scored in all competitions since April 2016 (for Newcastle v Norwich) – he had failed to score each of his last two penalties before today.