Man of the Match Result

Thursday 22 February 2018 16:00

Aleksandar Mitrović’s workmanlike display up front has seen him win our Bristol City Man of the Match poll.

The 23-year-old put himself about constantly against a robust Robins backline, and probably should have won more free-kicks than the two he did – a challenge from Aden Flint in particular springs to mind.

He had 44 touches of the ball, 20 more than his opposite number Famara Diedhiou, despite the City striker spending five minutes longer on the pitch.

Mitrović was responsible for half of Fulham’s eight shots, the second of which brought about the opener when he showed good movement off the ball to stab home a clever pass from Cyrus Christie on 14 minutes.

His best chance to double his tally came five minutes before he was substituted in the second half, but he couldn’t quite reach Ryan Sessegnon’s low centre at full stretch.

Mitrović enjoyed his best pass accuracy to date in a Fulham shirt of 87 per cent, while he also claimed possession of the ball seven times and won three aerial duels.

That saw the Serbia international claim 28.2 per cent of the votes, ahead of centre-backs Denis Odoi and Tim Ream who finished with 20.9 and 15.9 per cent, respectively.

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