CM – Robinson and Molumby play for West Brom from the bench, but the Mitrovic hat trick makes it easy for Fulham to win

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Aleksandar Mitrovic maintained his formidable series of goals with a hat trick when Fulham took a 3-0 championship win over West Brom at Craven Cottage, in a game that came with a reduction Both teams ended up on 10 men.

Irish internationals Callum Robinson and Jayson Molumby both started on the Baggies bench and came on in the 59th and 73rd minutes respectively.

The result means Fulham are four points ahead of third-placed Albion, while Valerian Ismael’s side were forced to take into account the cost of a controversial penalty and a mistake by Robert Snodgrass that gave the Cottagers a two-goal lead at halftime.

Were dissatisfied the guests also with the expulsion of full-back Darnell Furlong in the 70th minute, Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo also conceded the Rote Kar in the 85th minute te.

Mitrovic took full advantage of the opportunities presented to him and knocked out his second triple of the season in the 82nd minute when he scored for the fourth time in a row.

The striker has now in the last four games scored eight goals and his second triple of the season brings his record this season to 18 league goals.

Albion was 20 minutes behind after referee Michael Salisbury declared Kyle Bartley’s foul on Mitrovic a foul.

Bobby De Cordova-Reid’s clever through ball hit Mitrovic as he ran into the West Brom box and the striker went down as Bartley tried to get the ball back.

The guests denied the decision, but as After the protests subsided, Mitrovic placed the resulting penalty beyond the fall of goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.

The guest’s task became even more difficult five minutes before half-time when they gave Fulham a second goal.

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Previously, Albion had worked their way back into the game and looked more and more dangerous.

But they lost any momentum they were starting to build when Snodgrass played a back pass to Johnstone without seeing Mitrovic, who was outside the box lurked.

And the Fulham striker reacted sharply to intercept the ball and steer it past the Albion keeper.

From that point it was a long way for West Brom, but they were two minutes behind maybe cut in half after the restart if Jordan Hugill had managed to hit a cross from Conor Townsend.

Townsend was the Baggies’ main threat, and the left full-back delivered another good cross, the Jake Livermore from just four yards crossed with a volley.

There was even more misery for Albion when Furlong was sent off in the 70th minute for a foul on Harry Wilson, despite the West Brom player protesting that he should have been first Hit the ball.

Mitrovic added his third from close range after being set up by Wilson just before Adarabioyo was sent off after an ugly challenge against Grady Diangana.

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