December 4, 2022

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Fulham clinch Championship title as Mitrovic breaks record

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Fulham sealed the 2021/22 Championship title in style, smashing Luton Town 7-0 on Monday night.

Going into the game at Craven Cottage, Marco Silva’s side knew that only a win would make top spot mathematically certain – and they delivered.

The Cottagers have led the way since November and always seemed likely to get over the line despite a recent wobble.

Tom Cairney got Fulham off to a strong start on the half-hour mark, lashing home from the edge of the box after good work from Harry Wilson. Kenny Tete then doubled his side’s advantage just before half-time, driving an effort into the net from distance.

Eight minutes after the restart the Cottagers got a third, with Fabio Carvalho racing onto Wilson’s round-the-corner flick and finishing calmly.

Aleksandar Mitrovic then joined the party with his 42nd goal of the Championship season – a strike that saw him draw level with Guy Whittingham for the most goals scored in a second-tier campaign in England.

Soon after Bobby Cordova-Reid pounced to make it 5-0, and 11 minutes from time substitute Jean Michael Seri struck from range for his side’s sixth.

With the clock ticking down, Mitrovic then made sure he grabbed the headlines, scoring a second in second-half stoppage time to break that aforementioned scoring record.

With the title secured, Fulham will now turn their attentions to life back in the Premier League.

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