Monday, May 16

C’ship PlayOff: Josh Onamah’s Fantastic Individual Goal Receive Accolades

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Frankie Omokhua

Fulham fans’ have continued to praise Nigeria-born Josh Onomah, after his solo goal in their 2-0 Championship play-off win against Cardiff on Monday. 

With the game stuck at 0-0 early in the second half, Onomah, picked up the ball with his back to goal on the edge of the box, turned his marker brilliantly before dancing past one, then two defenders, to slot past goalkeeper Alex Smithies.   

Another added: “Josh Onomah has just walked through Cardiff’s defence like they were cones. Fantastic stuff” says a fan.

Onomah, who started in the No. 10 role behind Bobby Reid in attack for Fulham, sent Scott Parker’s side on their way and a late strike by Neeskens Kebano put them a step closer to the Wembley finale. 

Onomah, 23, came through the academy ranks at Tottenham but was sold last year having failed to establish himself in the first team under Mauricio Pochettino. 

He swapped north London for west in a £25million swap deal involving Ryan Sessegnon going the other way. 

“£25m + Josh Onomah now looks like the best deal in transfer history”, another fan wrote.

Coach Parker said after the match, “I’m so happy and proud of him”. “He could’ve folded at times but he stood up. He’ll become even better than what we’re seeing now”.

“For the goal these are the positions we look to get him in – from there his skills and quality come through. I’ve spoken to the players about perseverance, character, drive and attitude – Josh probably epitomises that” concludes Parker.

Fulham, now hold a commanding lead heading back to Craven Cottage for the second leg on Thursday for the second leg.

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