Date: 27th August 2018 at 8:41am
Written by:
Fulham
4 – 2
Burnley

Craven Cottage

Premier League

26/08/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 23438

Referee: David Coote

Fulham Burnley
Seri (4), Mitrovic (36, 38), Schurrle (83) Hendrick (10) Tarkowski (41)
Bettinelli
 
Hart
Fosu-Mensah Lowton
Odoi Tarkowski
 
Le Marchand Mee
Bryan 72 Ward 66
Seri Lennon
MacDonald Cork
Cairney 78 Westwood
Schürrle
 
89 Berg Gudmundsson 19
Vietto Hendrick
Mitrovic Wood 66

Substitutes

Sessegnon 89 Heaton
Chambers 72 Taylor 19
Johansen Vokes 66
Zambo Anguissa 78 Barnes 66
Christie Gibson
Fabri Bardsley
Kamara Long

Game Statistics

25 Goal attempts 12
12 On Target 2
6 Corners 4
11 Fouls 8
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
64 % 36

At the third attempt, Fulham registered their first win of the 2018 / 2019 Premier League campaign beating Burnley, 4-2, at Craven Cottage.

The Cottagers got off to the perfect start when their summer signing, Jean Michael Seri, with just four minutes on the clock, fired in a magnificent opener from all of 25-yards out.

But, Burnley were not behind for long equalising six minutes later when Jeff Hendrick scored after some good work by Aaron Lennon.

Fulham continued to take the fight to Burnley and were rewarded in the thirty-sixth minute when Aleksandar Mitrovic was in the perfect spot to head home an excellent cross from Tom Cairney.

Burnley, pushing forward for an equaliser, were then caught on the break and were to fall 3-1 behind when Mitrovic scored his second header of the game.

Leading 3-1, everything looked rosy for Fulham but Burnley were to reduce the arrears in the forty-first minute when James Tarkowski scored.

After a five-goal first half thriller, the second half was never going to match that goal fest. However, Fulham did make the game safe, with a fourth goal, when with just seven minutes remaining Andre Schurrle scored to ease the nerves of the Fulham faithful.

Mitrovic had several chances in the half, to score a hat-trick with the closest the Serbian coming when his shot hit the post.

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