Man of the Match Result

Monday 28 October 2019 12:00

Aleksandar Mitrović has been named Man of the Match for his battling display at the Riverside Stadium.

The striker usually wins these accolades for his goal scoring exploits, but he showed a different side to his game on Saturday as 10-man Fulham dug in for a valuable point and clean sheet on the road.

Including stoppage time, the Whites went 80 minutes with fewer players than Middlesbrough, but a gritty performance from the entire team meant we brought a positive result back to London with us.

Being a man light increased the defensive responsibilities throughout the team, with Mitrović more than happy to begin that line of defence up front.

Constantly hassling the Boro centre-backs and holding the ball up to magnificent effect – often on his own – Mitrović embodied the commitment of everyone in a white shirt at the weekend.

Such was the collective effort, the vote was actually a very close call, with Mitrović’s 14.6 per cent placing him marginally ahead of Marcus Bettinelli (12.9) and Alfie Mawson (12.1).

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