Football: Watford held 1-1 at Fulham, Mitrovic strikes again after Gray puts visitors ahead after 90 seconds

Aleksandar Mitrovic applauds the fans after Fulham's match against Watford, on Sept 22, 2018.
Aleksandar Mitrovic applauds the fans after Fulham's match against Watford, on Sept 22, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic hit the target again, as they came from behind to earn a 1-1 home English Premier League draw against a Watford side left cursing too many missed first-half chances at Craven Cottage on Saturday (Sept 22).

Watford's best start to a top-flight campaign had looked set to continue as Andre Gray's goal after 90 seconds, when he cashed in on poor Fulham defending, saw them take first-half command.

Javi Gracia's team, unchanged for the sixth league game, showed why they have been the season's revelation and looked set for a fifth win in six matches only to squander several fine chances offered largely by inept home defending.

Yet Fulham were re-energised after the break, with prolific Serbian striker Mitrovic becoming joint league top scorer with his fifth goal of the season in the 78th minute and almost grabbing the points with a late header that rattled the bar.

Fulham visit Everton next, while Watford are away at Arsenal.