Fulham Player Ratings From Their Win Over Aston Villa: Cairney Gets A 9/10

Fulham mustered a 1-0 win in the Championship play-off final over Aston Villa at the Wembley Stadium, thanks to Tom Cairney’s first-half strike, which handed the Cottagers the third and final promotion spot for the Premier League.

Here are our Fulham’s player ratings from their spectacular win over Steve Bruce’s troops.

Marcus Bettinelli 6/10

The custodian wasn’t tested in the first-half but in the second-half, he made a good save to deny Jack Grealish from finding the back of the net.

Ryan Fredericks 7/10

Arguably one of the best players for Fulham during the 2017-18 campaign, Fredericks galloped up and down the pitch with purpose and showcased great tenacity. He caused a lot of trouble for Alan Hutton.

Denis Odoi 6/10

The centre-back dominated at the back and dealt well with the attacking endeavours of the Lions. However, he was sent off in the 70th minute for a second yellow card.

Tim Ream 7/10

It was another memorable outing for Ream as he showed a great deal of composure and guided the back line after Odoi’s red card.

Matt Targett 7/10

Robert Snodgrass’ threat was nullified by Targett as the Fulham left-back marked the Scottish international in a meticulous manner. Besides, Targett made some dazzling runs up the pitch and looked the part.

Kevin McDonald 6/10

The midfielder had a quiet game and missed two really good opportunities to score. Nonetheless, he made a crucial block in the dying minutes of the game to preserve his team’s lead.

Tom Cairney 9/10

Unarguably the best player on the pitch, Cairney made his side tick and won a lot of battles in the middle of the park. Besides, he also took his goal superbly and that eventually proved to be the difference between the two sides.

Stefan Johansen 7/10

Johansen worked well with Cairney and had a big hand in Cairney’s goal. It was a decent outing for the Norway international.

Aboubakar Kamara 6/10

The winger has been in a stuttering form for quite some time and it wasn’t a whole lot different yesterday.

Ryan Sessegnon 8/10

The youngster was lively in the final third and came close to scoring on a few occasions.

Aleksandar Mitrovic 7/10

Mitrovic held the ball well and but he received little service in his quest to make the scoresheet.

Substitutions

Oliver Norwood 7/10

He replaced Johansen with roughly 20 minutes left to play and his most important contribution was the block to deny Conor Hourihane from scoring.

Tom Kalas 5/10

Kalas got his basics right after he replaced Kamara.

Cyrus Christie 5/10

With less than 10 minutes to play, he replaced Fredericks and defended really well after coming on.

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