Man of the Match Result

Monday 7 October 2019 11:30

Bobby Decordova-Reid’s tide-turning performance has seen him rewarded with a first Man of the Match award.

16 of Fulham’s 20 attempts on goal came after Decordova-Reid was brought off the bench at half-time, with the forward heavily involved in most of the chances.

He’d played just 10 minutes when he set up the Whites’ first equaliser, getting the perfect weight and angle on his return pass to Ivan Cavaleiro who carried on towards goal before smashing home.

Decordova-Reid then saw a vicious effort diverted away from the top corner by the head of Naby Sarr, but created our second equaliser of the afternoon a minute later.

His beautifully flighted inswinger from the left was met by the head of Tom Cairney. His effort was kept out by Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Dillon Phillips, but Aleksandar Mitrović had the strength and composure to hold off the swarming defenders and sweep in the loose ball.

Our number 14 then drew two more saves from Phillips, first with a near post glancing header after getting in front of his marker, and then when he cut in from the left and sent in a rasping strike that required a fingertip stop from the Addicks keeper.

He must surely have thought he’d opened his account for the Club, and won the game, in the first minute of stoppage time when he got on the end of Cavaleiro’s right-wing cross, but the excellent Phillips did incredibly well to deny him from close range.

31.7 per cent of fans voted for the 26-year-old as our star performer on the day, ahead of goal scorers Mitrović (23.6 per cent) and Cavaleiro (20 per cent).

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