Fulham clinch Championship title as Mitrovic breaks record2 min read
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.