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Fulham 2-2 Liverpool: Aleksandr Mitrovic double as Reds held off at Craven Cottage

A fine first-half header was followed by a cool penalty as the Reds had to hit back twice through Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah.

The home side took the lead in the 32nd minute when they broke the right, and Kenny Tete’s cross was met by the lively Mitrovic, who edged past Trent Alexander-Arnold at the far post to head home .

Last season’s runners-up Liverpool struggled to deal with Fulham’s physique, but their fortunes turned with the introduction of Nunez in the second half, and he equalized with a brilliant finish just after the hour mark.

Despite barely threatening after the break, Fulham quickly returned to the top as Mitrovic, who scored 43 goals in 44 league games last season, was stumbled into the box by Virgil van Dijk, and the striker got up to hit the kick home. make it 2-1.

However, Liverpool refused to capitulate and Salah leveled them, heading home from close range. Jordan Henderson almost grabbed the three points with a shot in stoppage time, but his shot landed on the crossbar.

Additional Reuters reporting.

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