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Fulham 7-0 Luton: Hosts crowned as Championship champions after Marco Silva’s side thrash Hatters

Promoted again to the Premier League. Tick. Crowned as champions. Tick. Surpassing a century of targets. Tick.

Fulham have every part their coronary heart wishes. To paraphrase that well-liked music they wish to play at Craven Cottage, they have been simply too good to be true at occasions this season.

Too good for the Championship in any case and so it is again to the large time, the place Marco Silva will hope his Fulham could make a greater fist of it than their final two visits.

There was personal satisfaction for Aleksandar Mitrovic too, their bulldozer of a centre ahead, who surpassed Guy Whittingham’s post-1992 document of 42 targets in a second-tier season.

His two targets took him to 43, a fairly staggering quantity in essentially the most demanding of divisions.

By the tip, they have been queuing as much as rating for Fulham. Tom Cairney, Kenny Tete, Fabio Carvalho, Mitrovic, Bobby Decordova-Reid, Jean Michael Seri… Hell, even keeper Marek Rodak in all probability fancied his probabilities.

Fulham have been crowned Championship champions after beating Luton 7-0 on Monday night

PICTURED: The victorious players posed with the silver trophy after a gruelling campaign

PICTURED: The victorious gamers posed with the silver trophy after a gruelling marketing campaign

Central midfielder Tom Cairney (left) started the rout at Craven Cottage with a confident finish

Central midfielder Tom Cairney (left) began the rout at Craven Cottage with a assured end 

Kenny Tete (right) then doubled the Cottagers' lead within 11 minutes for a 2-0 half-time lead

Kenny Tete (proper) then doubled the Cottagers’ lead inside 11 minutes for a 2-0 half-time lead

Match Facts: Fulham v Luton, Craven Cottage

Fulham (4-2-3-1): Rodak; Tete, Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson; Reed (Seri 72), Cairney (Muniz 86); Wilson, Carvalho (Kebano 78), Decordova-Reid; Mitrovic.

Substitutes not used: Gazzaniga; Bryan, Hector, Chalobah.

Goals: Cairney 29, Tete 39, Carvalho 54, Mitrovic 62, 90+2, Decordova-Reid 65, Seri 79.

Yellow playing cards: Wilson 83, Mitrovic 90+3. 

Manager: Marco Silva.

Luton (3-1-4-2): Ingram; Burke, Lockyer, Potts; Naismith; Onyedinma (Kioso 31), Lansbury, Snodgrass (Clark 67), Bell; Jerome (Muskwe 64), Hylton.

Substitutes not used: Isted; Thorpe, Cornick, Mendes Gomes.

Yellow playing cards: Hylton 11, Lockyer 27, Snodgrass 35, Lansbury 37, Potts 51, Muskwe 85.

Manager: Nathan Jones. 

Referee: Tim Robinson.

Attendance: 19,538.

Silva’s staff have been the most effective to emerge from the Championship in fairly just a few seasons. They’ve had that relentless high quality however left us royally entertained on the identical time. This was the third time this season they’ve hit seven.

Now on 106 league targets for the season, they might but match or exceed Manchester City’s complete of 108 on this division from 2001-02.

The PA announcer requested the gang 3 times to not invade the pitch on the finish. That was a forlorn hope. They flooded on from all angles, mobbing the gamers and the champagne was quickly flowing.

Let’s not neglect amid all this that Luton are within the play-off positions; hardly also-rans with nothing left to play for.

Their aim distinction having taken a battering, they will now be wanting over their shoulder on the ultimate afternoon with Middlesbrough and probably Millwall hoping to nick their spot.

It was scarf day at Craven Cottage. Every seat had a black and white bar scarf positioned on it with supporters inspired to twirl them round as the 2 groups took the sphere.

The environment was expectant they usually have been quickly roaring when Carvalho went down below problem from Kal Naismith contained in the Luton field. Referee Tim Robinson wasn’t shopping for it and replays prompt the teen went on the lookout for the contact.

Luton merely hadn’t been capable of wrap up their play-off berth, drawing their final two, however they have been the primary to trend and opening, with Rodak wanted to push away Naismith’s bobbling shot.

But the house side have been clearly in a business temper and have been quickly dominating. Mitrovic had a sighter when he raced onto Harry Wilson’s good via go however the striker could not generate sufficient energy.

Any Fulham apprehension was shattered with their opener on 29 minutes. Tete did nicely to maintain the transfer alive on the fitting touchline and he fed a go into Wilson.

The Welshman drove into the field and had the presence of thoughts to notice Cairney drifting right into a picket of house simply on the 18-yard line in a central position.

Cairney’s end was emphatic, all the time rising as it crashed past Matt Ingram. It was a becoming solution to deliver up Fulham’s century of targets within the Championship, the primary staff to 3 figures within the division since Kevin Keegan’s City in 2001-02.

Portuguese star Carvalho, who scored the third, received a standing ovation from supporters in what will be his last game for the club ahead of a proposed summer move to Liverpool

Portuguese star Carvalho, who scored the third, acquired a standing ovation from supporters in what can be his final recreation for the membership forward of a proposed summer time transfer to Liverpool

Bobby Decordova-Reid (left) and Aleksandar Mitrovic (right) then netted too, Mitrovic twice

Bobby Decordova-Reid (left) and Aleksandar Mitrovic (proper) then netted too, Mitrovic twice

Substitute Jean Michael Seri (top) put the cherry atop of the promotion cake with a 30-yarder

Substitute Jean Michael Seri (prime) put the cherry atop of the promotion cake with a 30-yarder

All of a sudden, these scarves have been swinging once more with chants of ‘campeones’ echoing across the floor.

Luton’s Fred Onyedinma had pulled up with a muscle pressure simply earlier than Fulham’s transfer began. Impotently, he hobbled about in Fulham’s half. But the ball did not exit and there was no obligation to place it out.

Fulham’s second got here 5 minutes earlier than half-time, on the finish of a spell when the hosts started to stroke the ball round and Luton said to get pissed off with a succession of bookings.

Tete did nicely to regulate the ball on his chest surrounded by defenders some 30 yards from aim. He stepped ahead and house opened up for a ferocious hit on his left boot immediately into the underside nook. It wasn’t dangerous for the right-back.

There was virtually a 3rd simply earlier than the break when Wilson skipped onto Mitrovic’ via ball, rounded Ingram and noticed his goalbound shot cleared off the road by Tom Lockyer.

The Cottage was in get together temper and Fulham’s play solely inspired it. Just after the restart, Cairney was fractionally over with a curling effort.

Fulham’s third was scrumptious. Carvalho began it himself earlier than the ball was labored effortlessly from Mitrovic to Wilson, whose little tucked go discovered Carvalho’s continued run.

Mitrovic surpassed Guy Whittingham's post-1992 record of 42 goals in a second-tier season

Mitrovic surpassed Guy Whittingham’s post-1992 document of 42 targets in a second-tier season

Despite forlorn pleas by the PA system, scores of fans raced onto the pitch to celebrate the win

Despite forlorn pleas by the PA system, scores of followers raced onto the pitch to rejoice the win

The 19-year-old was abruptly via within the field and curled house with the composure that has attracted Liverpool. ‘Stand up for the champions,’ rippled across the Cottage.

All we appeared to be lacking was a aim for Mitrovic but it surely got here simply after the hour. He required a few bites on the cherry after Wilson slipped him via, the ball bouncing again into his path off Reece Burke for the best of finishes.

Everyone fancied their probabilities of getting a aim by this level and when Carvalho threaded a go into Decordova-Reid, he was capable of spin between two lacklustre defensive challenges by Burke and Lockyer and blast house.

Chances flowed. Decordova-Reid sort of skewed a shot moderately than placing his laces via it, permitting Ingram to save lots of. Mitrovic lashed one straight on the keeper.

By the time Seri someway discovered the underside nook from roughly 30-yard vary for the sixth, with a fairly hopeful swing of the leg that skidded in, you began to pity Luton.

There was nonetheless time for Mitrovic’s second, deep into stoppage time, the striker racing clear onto yet one more Wilson help to fit house. Off got here the shirt as he leaped into the Hammersmith End.

Mission full for Fulham. 

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