Fulham's Mitrovic endures penalty nightmare as Blades rescue point

Paola Ditto
Ottobre 19, 2020

On-loan forward Ademola Lookman scored on Sunday but it was enough for Fulham to pick up their first win of the season as hosts Sheffield United grabbed a dramatic penalty equaliser with five minutes left to play in a 1-1 stalemate at Bramall Lane. Mitrovic, in particular, will wonder how he failed to score in the game, with his penalty miss and then two late opportunities that he sent off target.

Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic missed a penalty and conceded another as Fulham blew their late lead.

Ademola Lookman put Fulham ahead with 13 minutes left, but Serbia worldwide Mitrovic's foul on Jack Robinson conceded a late penalty that Billy Sharp converted.

Brighton centre back Lewis Dunk was handed a straight red card in the third minute of stoppage time for a crude, two-footed lunge on Cahill in a penalty-area melee, but Palace had no time to take advantage of its numerical advantage. "The second half, I saw a dynamic team, a team that could create chances and I was pleased overall in that sense", Parker said after Fulham's first draw in 15 Premier League matches under him.

United also avoided defeat for the first time in five games this season.

Brighton's Alexis Mac Allister celebrates with team-mates     POOL  AFP
Brighton's Alexis Mac Allister celebrates with team-mates POOL AFP

Robinson was adjudged to have handled in the area, but Mitrovic blazed his penalty over the bar.

Brighton picked up only its fourth point of the season, having lost three of its first four games.

However, the Blades won a penalty following a VAR review after Mitrovic kicked Robinson while competing for a high ball, and substitute Sharp made no mistake to beat Alphonse Areola in the Fulham goal.

Wales forward Bale, who spent six seasons at Spurs before moving to Madrid in 2013, was named among the substitutes for the London derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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