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Last-gasp Mitrovic earns Fulham 1-0 win over Huddersfield

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Last-gasp Mitrovic earns Fulham 1-0 win over Huddersfield
Soccer Football - Premier League - Fulham v Huddersfield Town - Craven Cottage, London, Britain - December 29, 2018 Huddersfield Town's Jonas Lossl saves a penalty from Fulham's Aboubakar Kamara REUTERS/Dylan Martinez   -   Copyright  DYLAN MARTINEZ(Reuters)


Fulham boosted their Premier League survival hopes after Aleksandar Mitrovic scored a stoppage time winner to give them a 1-0 win over bottom team Huddersfield Town at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

The result lifted Fulham one place up to 18th on 14 points from 20 games, two more than Burnley who are at home to West Ham United in one of Sunday’s four fixtures. Huddersfield have 11 points after suffering their seventh successive defeat.

Having had a bullet of a header saved by Jonas Lossl, who also kept out an Aboubakar Kamara penalty, Mitrovic delighted the home fans after taking a Ryan Sessegnon pass in his stride and firing it past the visiting keeper.

Kamara will have been particularly relieved with the outcome as he snatched the ball away from Mitrovic to take the spot kick he earned after Chris Lowe handled the French forward’s attempt to control the ball.

Kamara was booed by the home fans every time he touched the ball in the closing stages and just when it seemed he would be left to rue his ill-judged perseverance, Mitrovic spared his blushes with a superb finish.

Huddersfield launched a dangerous raid at the other end and after Fulham cleared the danger, they launched a quick breakaway move with Sessegnon feeding Mitrovic to rifle the ball past Lossl from just inside the penalty box.

(Writing by Zoran Milosavljevic; Editing by Christian Radnedge)