Man Of The Match Result

Monday 15 February 2016 11:57

Tom Cairney earned his second successive Man of the Match award and his fifth of the season for his display in Saturday’s 3-1 win at Queens Park Rangers.

The 25-year-old sparkled in Fulham’s midfield three in W12, setting up Ross McCormack for the opener with a wonderful threaded pass, before bagging the third in stoppage time at the end of the first half when he tapped home after Moussa Dembélé’s effort had come back off the post.

Cairney took 35 per cent of the votes, but it was an afternoon where any of Fulham’s team could have taken the award. Indeed, this was shown by the voting, which showed 30 per cent of fans couldn’t decide who to go for.

Scott Parker was third with 16 per cent, with McCormack fourth on 14 and Jamie O’Hara on 5.

The award capped a majestic performance by Cairney who, with 76 touches of the ball, was his side’s second-busiest individual behind O’Hara (92). Cairney also had three shots on goal, won three headers, embarked on two successful dribbles and made three key passes as well as two interceptions.

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