Fulham 1-1 Watford: Aleksandar Mitrovic earns point for Cottagers
Andre Gray put the Hornets ahead after just 87 seconds but the Whites fought back
Aleksandar Mitrovic’s second-half equaliser earned Fulham a 1-1 draw at home to high-flying Watford.
The Serbia striker flicked home his fifth goal of the season with 12 minutes remaining at Craven Cottage to deny the visitors a fifth win from six Premier League games.
Andre Gray had opened the scoring inside two minutes but the Hornets had to settle for a point after spurning a number of chances to double their advantage.
Whites boss Slavisa Jokanovic, facing his former club for the first time since leaving Vicarage Road in 2015, almost saw his side snatch a late winner when Mitrovic’s header was tipped on to the crossbar by Ben Foster.
The game got off to an entertaining start. Jose Holebas’ throw-in caused indecision on the edge of the Whites’ box and Gray latched on to Will Hughes’ through-ball to calmly slot his third goal of the season past Marcus Bettinelli.
Fulham were heading for a fourth defeat of the campaign until Vietto beat Daryl Janmaat to the ball on the left and squared for Mitrovic to prod in at the near post.
The Whites striker continued his excellent start to life in the Premier League with a crucial equaliser. He was a problem for the Watford back line all afternoon.
Moment of the match
It took Gray just 87 seconds to expose Fulham’s defensive frailties and that set the tone for an open, exciting game full of goalmouth action.