·28 September 2022
·28 September 2022
Aleksandar Mitrović is one fire during the 2022/23 camapign.
During this recent international break, he scored a hat-trick for Serbia against Sweden during a 4-1 win. He then bagged another during a 2-0 win over Norway.
Mitrovic can’t stop scoring.
We shouldn’t really be surprised, should we?
Mitro scored a record-breaking 43 goals in 44 Championship appearances for Fulham last season as they romped to the title to earn promotion back to the Premier League.
While he’s established himself as a great goalscorer, Mitrovic isn’t necessarily a scorer of great goals. He’s your traditional No.9, a poacher with the vast majority of his strikes coming inside the box.
But as we all know, every goal counts. Whether it’s a one-yard tap-in or a 30-yard screamer, they all count.
And with Mitrovic banging in goals left, right and centre we wanted to remember possibly the funniest goal of his career last season.
It happened during Fulham’s 5-1 victory away to Huddersfield at the start of the 2021/22 season.
Mitrovic was about to embark on a ridiculous goalscoring campaign but he couldn’t have got any luckier when opening the scoring that afternoon.
The goal came about when one Huddersfield player tried to prevent conceding a throw near the halfway line and played a long pass back to the goalkeeper, Ryan Schofield.
Schofield had to scamper to keep the ball in play to prevent the corner. He did just that by controlling the ball on his chest. However, his touch saw the ball spin back and Schofield panicked by volleying the ball away in an attempt to save a corner.
However, his volley went straight to Mitrovic. But as the Fulham striker was surprised with the ball coming to him, he slipped as he tried to readjust himself to tap the ball into the empty net. Instead, the ball bounced off his legs as he slipped and looped into the back of net past the desperate Schofield.
What made the goal even better was the fact Mitrovic wheeled away as if he’d just scored the best goal of his career, performing his trademark celebration.
What a guy.
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