Unsung Hero: This 19 y/o produced a delightful debut in Fulham’s weekend win – Opinion
Departing Huddersfield manager Jan Siewert may have taken the headlines after Fulham’s victory at the John Smith’s Stadium brought an end to his tenure in West Yorkshire on Friday night, but there were plenty of positives from a Whites point of view – and not only on the back of Ivan Cavaleiro’s stunning winner.
Aleksandar Mitrovic’s header was swiftly cancelled out by Karlan Grant’s technology-assisted equaliser before Cavaleiro’s superb late curler stole all the points for Scott Parker’s men.
And the new signing could have another new recruit to thank for securing Fulham’s first away victory of the season.
Steven Sessegnon – twin brother of new Tottenham signing Ryan – made his league debut against the Terriers, and despite an early yellow card, produced a performance belying of his tender years as the 19-year-old showcased a glimpse of what could await in the youngster’s career.
The full-back played a part in the winning goal after his cross eventually ended up at the feet of the grateful Cavaleiro, while the teenager’s performance gained praise from teammates and fans alike – with Tom Cairney among those to laud Sessegnon for his performance on Twitter – singling him out following the battling 2-1 win.
Fulham blog Fulham Focus also gave him a special mention, noting Sessegnon’s maturity – particularly after his first-half booking – as he complimented Anthony Knockaert down the Fulham right, and called for the right-back to get the nod over Denis Odoi ahead of the clash against Millwall in midweek.
Meanwhile, Fulhamish rated Sessegnon the highest amongst his teammates following his debut, scoring an average rating of 7.9 from the supporters – highlighting the promise that he could deliver upon at Craven Cottage as the latest product from the Sessegnon family looks set to dazzle for weeks and months to come, if his early showing is anything to go by.
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