Man of the Match Result

Monday 12 August 2019 16:30

Harry Arter has marked his Fulham debut by taking home the Man of the Match award.

Operating in a holding midfield role, Arter saw more of the ball than anyone else on the pitch, with his 88 touches equating to just under one a minute.

Despite operating at the base of the midfield, Arter still got forward well when the Whites were in possession, and it took little more than half an hour for him to claim his first assist, shaking off two opposition players with a drop of the shoulder before feeding Tom Cairney.

Arter’s engine was a joy to behold at Craven Cottage, with the 29-year-old always on the move, and his willingness to always put his body on the line will quickly endear him to the Fulham supporters.

In his 90 minutes on the pitch, Arter won three tackles, played three key balls, made one interception and had a pass accuracy of 87 per cent.

More than half (56.4 per cent) of those who voted were unanimous that he was the rightful winner of Man of the Match, while not much separated Cairney (14.7 per cent) and Anthony Knockaert (12.3 per cent) in second and third.

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