Man Of The Match Result

Wednesday 31 August 2016 12:30

Tom Cairney has won his third Man of the Match award of the campaign following his late heroics at Blackburn Rovers.

The playmaker broke the hearts of the fans who voted him Rovers' player of the season just a few years ago when he curled home a fine finish in the 94th minute.

Ryan Sessegnon’s cross was not properly cleared by Gordon Greer, and Cairney bent in a sublime first time strike from 15 yards that curled away from the goalkeeper but inside the far post, sending the 562 travelling fans behind the goal into raptures.

Throughout the match Cairney demonstrated a composure on the ball that we’ve come to expect, with 91 per cent of his attempted passes finding their target, with three of them key passes.

His 104 touches of the ball was bettered only by Kevin McDonald (106), while Blackburn’s busiest individual was Jason Lowe, who touched the ball 60 times.

A huge 55.1 per cent of fans voted for Cairney as their Man of the Match, with lively debutant Neeskens Kebano his only real challenger with 26.4 per cent of the votes.

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