Aleksandar Mitrovic cannot stop scoring, and he scored the winner last night at Craven Cottage in Fulham’s 2-1 win over Sunderland.
That was Mitro’s 12th goal in only 16 appearances for Fulham who are still in with a chance to earn second place and automatic promotion.
They are 2 points above Cardiff City with one game to play, but the south Wales side have a game in hand.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – after scoring winner last night
That defeat now will definitely send Sunderland down to League One – and a second successive relegation as owner Ellis Short’s reign has been treacherous for the club.
And they are now 4 points behind second-bottom Burton Albion and will, therefore, finish bottom of the league – they currently have 34 points.
Last season Newcastle finished top of the Championship with 94 points.
It’s really a sad state of affairs for Sunderland AFC.
We may have a contrarian view to most Newcastle fans, but we would much rather have Sunderland in the Premier League.
It’s good for football and very good for the region.
Sunderland fans will hope they get a new owner in who can bring them straight back up to the Championship next season.
My friend Peter, who’s over here in Raleigh, NC was born and bred in the Sunderland region, and he’s a big fan.
He’s devastated – as I would be if it was Newcastle in this situation.
And we still expect Rafa to sell Aleksandar Mitrovic this summer for something north of £20M.