Man of the Match Result

Monday 5 March 2018 17:00

Tom Cairney has picked up the Man of the Match award following his leading role in Fulham’s victory over Derby County.

The skipper controlled proceedings from start to finish and was the busiest player on the pitch with 116 touches of the ball, 30 more than Matt Targett, and a considerably higher number than Tom Huddlestone (71) – the home side’s most productive individual.

Cairney won possession of the ball 17 times, another game high, with strikers Cameron Jerome and Aleksandar Mitrović second in this category with nine apiece.

Nobody came close to his nine successful dribbles – Mitrović had four – or his 89 accurate passes which equated to an accuracy of 93 per cent. Huddlestone played the most accurate balls in the Derby side, but this was less than half Cairney’s total.

36.9 per cent of fans voted for the 27-year-old as Fulham’s best player. Mitrović found himself in the top-two for the fourth match in a row as he claimed 22.1 per cent of the votes, ahead of Tim Ream with 14.3.

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