Stefan Johansen has been named Man of the Match for the seventh time this season, following his performance against Aston Villa.
Fresh from opening the scoring in our previous outing, the Norway captain exerted his influence in a variety of scenarios throughout our 3-1 win on Easter Monday.
It was his refusal to give up on the ball that led to the first goal as he sprinted to make up a good 30 yards on Jack Grealish, before executing a textbook sliding tackle to rob the Villa winger. Ryan Fredericks then picked up the loose ball and bombed down the right to set up Ryan Sessegnon for the opener.
Johansen then claimed an assist for goal number three, taking advantage of space in front of him to belt forward from the halfway line and then pick out Neeskens Kebano to his right, who did the rest with a clinical finish.
Fulham’s midfield trio of Johansen, Tom Cairney and Kevin McDonald had a remarkable 323 touches of the ball, with our Man of the Match responsible for 103 of those. He also won three tackles, delivered four crosses, and had a pass accuracy of 89 per cent.
In what was one of our tighter ballots this season, Johansen ended up with 19.6 per cent of the votes, ahead of Sone Aluko (16.9 per cent), and Fredericks (16.2 per cent).