Man Of The Match Result

Wednesday 17 August 2016 16:00

Tom Cairney won his second successive Man of the Match award after scoring Fulham’s goal in our 1-1 draw at Leeds United on Tuesday evening.

The midfielder opened his account for the season in spectacular style 77 minutes in at Elland Road. After being fed by Kevin McDonald, Cairney spun his marker to create a yard of space before bending in an unstoppable shot that nestled inside the far post.

Stunning Cairney finishes were a recurring theme for Fulham last season, with one such goal coming in this same fixture back in February, which also finished 1-1.

The 25-year-old boasted a pass success rate of 94 per cent on Tuesday, which wasn’t even his best of the season, delivered six crosses and played two key passes. He had 82 touches of the ball, more than any Leeds player, but not as many as Ryan Sessegnon (91), Scott Parker (91), or Kevin McDonald (88).

His performance earned 51.1 per cent of the votes, with league debutant Sessegnon his only real challenger on 32.5 per cent.

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