Man of the Match Result

Tuesday 28 November 2017 11:34

Oliver Norwood has secured his first Man of the Match award following his game winning performance against Millwall on Saturday.

The on-loan midfielder now sits joint top of the Fulham goal scoring charts for 2017/18 after netting his fourth of the campaign, and his second from the penalty spot.

After Rui Fonte was hauled down at a corner, Norwood stepped up to comfortably dispatch a fierce effort from 12 yards. Goalkeeper Jordan Archer guessed the right way but got nowhere near it courtesy of the ferocity exerted on the ball by Norwood.

It wasn’t just his winning goal that saw him claim Man of the Match, though, with Norwood’s 105 touches of the ball the most managed by any player on the pitch. For context, former Fulham man Ryan Tunnicliffe was the Lions’ busiest individual with 51 touches.

Norwood backed that up with 71 accurate passes – again a game high – equating to a success rate of 90 per cent, of which three were key passes. Furthermore, he won four aerial duels, delivered six crosses, and made two interceptions.

It was a tight ballot, with Norwood coming out on top after 27.3 per cent of fans voted for him. That put him just ahead of Denis Odoi who claimed a quarter of all the votes, and Sheyi Ojo who came third with 19 per cent.

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