Mitrovic stars as Fulham climb to 2nd in Championship

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London, Oct 24, 2021 (AFP) - Aleksandar Mitrovic scored twice as Fulham powered into second place in the Championship with a 4-0 rout of Nottingham Forest on Sunday.

Mitrovic was unplayable at the City Ground as he forced Djed Spence to score an early own goal.

The Serbia striker netted twice in the second half to make it 15 goals in 13 league appearances this season.

Mitrovic's nine-minute brace came either side of Neeskens Kebano's first goal of the season.

It signalled a first defeat for Forest manager Steve Cooper, who had won their previous four games.

Lys Mousset's double set Sheffield United on their way to a 3-2 win at Yorkshire rivals Barnsley.

French forward Mousset fired the Blades ahead in the 51st minute and added a second two minutes later.

When Ben Osborn made it 3-0 in the 72nd minute there looked to be no way back for Barnsley.

Devante Cole reduced the deficit in the 78th minute and Leya Iseka grabbed a second four minutes later to ensure a tense finale for United.

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