Aleksandar Mitrovic's message to Newcastle fans after beating Sunderland
Aleksandar Mitrovic sends message to Newcastle fans after beating Sunderland
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Aleksandar Mitrovic sends message to Newcastle fans after beating Sunderland

Fulham beat Sunderland in the FA Cup on Wednesday night, and Aleksandar Mitrovic believes that Newcastle United fans will be very happy with the result.

Marco Silva’s side headed to the Stadium Of Light for a fourth round replay, and advanced to the next stage of the competition.

It was an end-to-end game, but the Premier League side’s quality eventually showed as Fulham ran out 3-2 winners.

Mitrovic played a part in the win, as he provided an assist for Andreas Pereira for their second goal of the night.

The Cottagers will be delighted to make it through to the fifth round, and the game had added importance for ex-Toon striker Mitro.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic admits he’s still a ‘Geordie boy’

After the game, Mitrovic spoke to BBC Match Of The Day while Sunderland fans booed him in the background. He was asked about the reception.

“Yeah I love it,” he said.

“I’m a Geordie boy so they didn’t like me here. I knew it before.

“But a good atmosphere. Three points against them so I think a lot of Newcastle fans will be happy as well.”

A brilliant reaction from Mitrovic, although someone better tell him you don’t get three points for an FA Cup win…

Newcastle fan Mitro has better luck in the North East

It is a second game in the North East in the space of a few weeks for Mitrovic. He was at St James’ Park last month for a Premier League game, but had an afternoon forget.

The Serbia international had the chance to score for the first time against his former club, but fluffed a penalty in comical fashion. He slipped as he struck the ball and made contact twice, meaning the spotkick had to be ruled out.

Newcastle then went on to win 1-0 thanks to Alexander Isak’s late header.

But Mitrovic had more luck on Wearside than Tyneside, and has helped his team into the next round of the FA Cup at the expense of the Black Cats.

It is a result that will have delighted the 28-year-old, as he has never been one to hide his allegiance to Newcastle. It was well documented when he joined the club back in 2015, and it was a big reason why fans loved him.

Sadly it didn’t work out for him at St James’ Park, but he is now a star at Fulham and their talisman.

But he is still a ‘Geordie boy’ at heart, and is absolutely buzzing to get a win against Sunderland.