Stefan Johansen’s emotionally charged finish against Queens Park Rangers has been voted Fulham’s Goal of the Month for September.
The Whites were 1-0 up when Rui Fonte missed an 83rd minute penalty, and fans could have been forgiven for worrying that would gee our hosts up.
But a little more than 30 seconds after play had resumed, Johansen allayed any concerns – for the time being at least – with a clinical finish from just outside the area.
The move began in our own half when Neeskens Kebano did brilliantly to win the ball before releasing Fonte down the right, who redeemed himself for the spot-kick miss with some fine hold-up play before squaring to Johansen.
The midfielder killed the ball with the softest of touches, and rifled it inside the near post to fool goalkeeper Alex Smithies and the covering Massimo Luongo, with the QPR pair’s body language suggesting they expected Johansen to aim for the far stick.
Fulham’s number eight was his own closest rival for the September award, with his beautiful free-kick at Nottingham Forest earning 30.7 per cent of the votes, 4.6 fewer than the Rangers effort.
Aboubakar Kamara came in third and fourth, with his Middlesbrough header and Forest strike earning 12.4 and 7.2 per cent of the votes, respectively.