Mitrović Scores Twice As Fulham Get Surprise Draw With Liverpool

The newly promoted Premier League side takes points off of Liverpool at Craven Cottage.

American Premier League fans who woke up early Saturday morning were treated to quite the entertaining fixture. Newly promoted Fulham hosted last season’s runners-up Liverpool at Craven Cottage and both sides shared the honors with a 2-2 draw after a back and forth affair.

Liverpool vs Fulham Highlights

Fulham played with guts and desire, and honestly, looked like the better side throughout the 90 minutes. A pair of goals from Aleksandar Mitrović gave Fulham every chance of leaving with all three points but Liverpool equalized on both occasions to secure the draw.

Mitrović scored early following a well-worked attack, punctuated by a far-post cross headed home from close range as the Serbian beat Trent Alexander-Arnold in the air. 

Liverpool’s new signing, Darwin Núñez, came off the bench to make his Premier League debut. The Uruguayan made his presence known, scoring a splendid backheel flick to level the score at one, just after the hour-mark. 

Eight minutes later, a controversial penalty, earned by Mitrović was quickly dispatched by the Serbian to re-establish Fulham’s advantage. 

With ten minutes to go, Salah finished from close range making the score 2-2. The Reds almost walked away with all three points after Jordan Henderson clattered the crossbar from distance.

In the end, both sides walked away with a point, but Fulham will be pleased to take a point off Liverpool in its first game back in the Premier League.