Kevin McDonald made light of his late match-winning tackle on Matej Vydra after Fulham’s 2-1 win at Derby County yesterday – claiming he ‘was only doing my job‘.
The Scottish midfielder appeared from nowhere to get a toe to Cameron Jerome’s cross and prevent Vydra completing the simplest of tap-ins to equalise for Derby with Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli out of his goal. McDonald, who had another outstanding game anchoring the Whites midfield, told GetWestLondon’s Ryan O’Donovan that his intervention was ‘part and parcel of football’:
[Ryan] Fredericks himself said he switched off and didn’t realise the guy was behind, I think everyone thought it was going out but I knew that Jerome had that pace to get there. As he went to get it I thought ‘they’re in here if he cuts this back’ and I just made a last ditch challenge, it’s one of those things that’s part and parcel of football, that’s my job at the end of the day and I’m just glad we got the three points.