Fulham 2-1 Brighton: The Cottagers see visitors off at Craven Cottage

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Brighton & Hove Albion fell to an away defeat at the hands of Fulham at Craven Cottage on Tuesday. Fulham were looking to get back their winning ways, following a previous defeat to Arsenal while Brighton were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Leeds United and West Ham United. As it stands, Fulham are in 5th place in the table and have 8 points while Brighton sit in 4th with 10 points after 5 matches.

After an uneventful first half, Whatever was said in the dressing room at half time, seemed to have a positive effect on The Cottagers who started the second half well, with an early goal from Aleksandar Mitrovic in the 48th minute. Fulham looked to have the match under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a goal from Lewis Dunk in the 55th minute to establish a 2-0. In the end though, The Seagulls, 60 minutes in pull-back following a Alexis MacAllister goal. The match ended 2-1 to Fulham.

Both teams used all available substitutes. Substitutions for Fulham included Tom Cairney and Nathaniel Chalobah for Andreas Pereira and Harrison Reed, repectively, Brighton brought on Danny Welbeck, Kaoru Mitoma, Tariq Lamptey and Deniz Undav, to replace Enock Mwepu, Pervis Estupinan, Joel Veltman and Moisés Caicedo.

There were bookings for Antonee Robinson and Harrison Reed from Fulham, and Pervis Estupinan, for Brighton.

Fulham will next play Tottenham Hotspur away, with Brighton facing Leicester City at home.

Technical card:
Fulham:Bernd Leno, Kenny Tete, Tosin Adarabioyo, Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson, Bobby Reid, Harrison Reed (Nathaniel Chalobah, min.90), Andreas Pereira (Tom Cairney, min.78), Joao Palhinha, Neeskens Kebano and Aleksandar Mitrovic
Brighton & Hove Albion:Robert Sanchez, Joel Veltman (Tariq Lamptey, min.64), Adam Webster, Lewis Dunk, Pervis Estupinan (Kaoru Mitoma, min.63), Solly March, Alexis MacAllister, Moisés Caicedo (Deniz Undav, min.79), Leandro Trossard, Enock Mwepu (Danny Welbeck, min.63) and Pascal Gross
Stadium:Craven Cottage
Goals:Aleksandar Mitrovic (1-0, min. 48), Lewis Dunk (2-0, min. 55) and Alexis MacAllister (2-1, min. 60)