Fulham 3 – Swansea 1- Home fans rewarded with victory at Craven Cottage

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Fulham’s 3-1 win over Swansea City on Wednesday, was hard fought at Craven Cottage. Fulham wanted to improve their league standing following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Bristol City in their previous game. Swansea, on the other hand, had been hopeful of extending their winning run, after a 1-0 victory against Huddersfield Town. As the table looks today, Fulham are currently 3rd with 20 points from 10 matches, while Swansea sit in 19th, with 10 points from 10.

Fulham scored first, thanks to Aleksandar Mitrovic finding the net after 12 minutes. The Cottagers looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a effort from Aleksandar Mitrovic, 32 minutes in to establish a 2-0. However, Swansea weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Jamie Paterson in the 38th minute. Fulham in turn, then responded just before half-time increasing their lead with a hat trick effort from Aleksandar Mitrovic, to take a 3-1 lead into half time. Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 3-1.

Both coaches used the full entitlement. For Fulham, Alfie Mawson, Rodrigo Muniz and Ivan Cavaleiro, came on for Joe Bryan, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Harry Wilson, Swansea brought on Korey Smith, Liam Cullen and Joel Latibeaudiere to replace Olivier Ntcham, Flynn Downes and Jake Bidwell.

The referee booked one player from Swansea, Ben Cabango.

Next up, Fulham are away to Coventry City, whilst Swansea will travel to face Derby County.

Technical card:
Fulham: Paulo Gazzaniga, Harry Wilson (Ivan Cavaleiro, min.71), Denis Odoi, Neeskens Kebano, Bobby Reid, Aleksandar Mitrovic (Rodrigo Muniz, min.69), Harrison Reed, Jean Seri, Joe Bryan (Alfie Mawson, min.56), Tim Ream and Tosin Adarabioyo
Swansea City: Ben Hamer, Flynn Downes (Liam Cullen, min.69), Joel Piroe, Ethan Laird, Olivier Ntcham (Korey Smith, min.32), Jamie Paterson, Matt Grimes, Jake Bidwell (Joel Latibeaudiere, min.74), Ryan Manning, Kyle Naughton and Ben Cabango
Stadium: Craven Cottage
Goals: Aleksandar Mitrovic (1-0, min. 12), Aleksandar Mitrovic (2-0, min. 32), Jamie Paterson (2-1, min. 38) and Aleksandar Mitrovic (3-1, min. 45)