Cyrus Christie’s derby winning performance against Queens Park Rangers has also seen him pick up the Man of the Match award.
It makes it two MOTMs in three outings for Christie, as he also claimed the accolade in our 2-0 victory over Preston North End in our final home fixture before lockdown.
Christie’s most vital contribution came 15 minutes from time. After receiving a square pass from Josh Onomah, he took a touch to advance forwards before unleashing a perfectly hit strike that rasped into the bottom left hand corner.
That was one of four shots he took on – more than anyone else on the pitch – while his six successful dribbles was also a game high. Furthermore, Christie won possession nine times, played two key passes, and was our third busiest player (behind Denis Odoi and Tom Cairney) with 67 touches of the ball.
He was unfortunate not to have an assist to his name as well, but his header to Harry Arter took a touch off a Rangers toe before the midfielder slammed home the equaliser.
The majority of the Fulham Faithful was in agreement that Christie was the best player on the pitch, with 65.9 per cent giving him their vote. The ever consistent Harrison Reed came second with 15.8 per cent, ahead of Odoi on 9 per cent.