Man Of The Match Result

Tuesday 2 May 2017 12:00

Tim Ream has won his first Man of the Match award in some style, claiming 42.3 per cent of the votes against Brentford.

The defender has been a rock in recent weeks and has come close to winning in a number of votes, but his performance in our 1-1 draw has now earned him the accolade for the first time this season.

His ball playing nature has seen him become an important part of Slaviša Jokanović’s fluid side, and his 92 per cent pass accuracy against the Bees is around about his average for the season.

Sometimes pass success rates can be misleading, if a player only attempts a small amount, but Ream in fact delivered a staggering 89 accurate passes throughout the West London derby.

Ream was Fulham’s second busiest player on Saturday with 108 touches of the ball, a number eclipsed only by Scott Malone’s 116. In contrast, Brentford’s most involved player was Yoann Barbet with just 62 touches, while their goalkeeper Daniel Bentley had 60.

There was very little between second and third in the voting, with Malone and Tom Cairney claiming 9.1 and 9 per cent of the vote respectively, ahead of fourth place Marcus Bettinelli who took 8.2 per cent.

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