Emilio Di Nello joined the Cottage Talk podcast and discussed Fulham’s latest dramatic victory over Swansea in the Championship and highlighted one player who stood out from the rest.
Fulham really did leave it until the last second to get the winning goal against Swansea as Aleksandar Mitrovic’s header rattled the inside of the net in the 94th minutes of the clash.
But even though it was Mitrovic who got the heroic late goal, Di Nello believes Tom Cairney was definitely the man of the match as he led the team from the front and made it all happen.
Here’s what he said for the Cottage Talk podcast (27/2/2020): “Overall I think his contribution to the game was what we need to see week in week out. He leads from the front, he was hungry, determined, composed. His desire and his vision was very good. Overall great performance from him and you know, I can’t think of anyone else who came close to him.”
Looking at the stats, the midfielder did have quite a game against Swansea, registering an 89% pass success rate, three key passes and two dribbles (per SofaScore).
Needless to say, Cairney was the foundation on which Fulham were building their attacks and he deservedly takes Di Nello’s shout for man of the match.
According to SofaScore, however, he was the joint third-highest rated on Fulham’s team, only behind Anthony Knockaert and Joe Bryan and level with Marek Rodak.
Fulham fans, what did you think of Cairney’s performance vs Swansea? Do you think he was the man of the match for your side? Let us know down in the comments below!
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