Serbia national team striker Aleksandar Mitrovic was unable to save Fulham from the jaws of relegation from the Premier League after it was confirmed earlier this week through the defeat at the hands of Burnley.
Burnley started the game with nine points more than Fulham though the two teams were just separated by one place and a win for Fulham at the Craven Cottage would have preserved their faint hopes of beating the drop. Instead, it was the Clarets that took the initiative by wrecking havoc on Fulham in the first half to confirm their safety in the league this season.
The Clarets scored two first half goals within the space of nine minutes to win the game.Midfielder Ashley Westwood scored the first goal on 35 minutes before in-form New Zealand striker added a second goal just before the end of the first half. Fulham had no answers to the two goals for the rest of the game.
Serbia player Mitrovic started the Burnley game as the lone striker but rarely had the opportunities needed to find the back of the net. The Serbia national team leading goalscorer has a poor attacking return of just three goals and three assists in 27 league games. His last goal for Fulham in the Premier League came in the 3-1 defeat at Aston Villa at the start of April. He gave Fulham the lead in the second half before the hosts scored three times in the last quarter to win the match.
Mitrovic had waited for seven months before breaking his barren spell in front of goal in the Premier League with his strike in the Villa game. His last league goal before the Villa game was in the 4-3 away defeat to fellow newly promoted team Leeds United in the second week of the season. He scored twice in that match played at Elland Road.