Man of the Match Result

Tuesday 13 February 2018 09:15

Matt Targett has been voted Man of the Match from Fulham’s 1-1 draw at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

The 22-year-old’s fine start to his Whites career continued at the Macron Stadium, where he needed less than four minutes to score his first ever professional goal.

After slipping in Ryan Sessegnon down the left, Targett continued his forward run and ghosted unmarked into the six yard box. His decision paid off almost immediately as he was on hand to nod home Lucas Piazon’s header back across goal after the Brazilian had been picked out by Sessegnon.

Nobody on the pitch had more touches than Targett, who was involved in 109 ball events. For context, Wanderers’ busiest individual was Sammy Ameobi who had 59.

Targett’s four tackles won was bettered only by Tomas Kalas (six), while he also went on a successful dribble, played two key passes and made two interceptions. His pass completion rate was 85 per cent, and nobody found a teammate as often as he did – 67 times.

Having finished third in the Nottingham Forest vote, Targett was the runaway winner this time around, claiming 46.8 per cent of the votes. Stefan Johansen’s industrious display saw him come second with 15.9 per cent, with Marcus Bettinelli just pipping Kevin McDonald to third on 6.8 per cent.

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