Player of the Day

FC Player of the Day, 20 Dec: Stijn Spierings (RKC Waalwijk)

The 23-year-old handed Twente another damaging loss, while also confirming his side's third win of the campaign.

 
8:00am on Saturday 21st December 2019
By
Martin Macdonald
Stijn Spierings
M (C) - RKC - 23 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
9.3
Dec 20, 2019
2Goals
2Shots on target
16Final third passes
3Touches in box
3Dribbles
7Ball recovered
51Passes completed
73Touches

RKC won just their third league game all season on Friday at the expense of FC Twente, running out 3-0 winners largely due to the performance of Stijn Spierings, who scored two of the goals in the second half.

The hosts may be bottom of the table, but they took on a Twente side in a wretched run of form and scored the opener just 12 minutes in.

Thereafter, the game belonged to Spierings as he made it two in the 47th minute with a deflected strike past the goalkeeper. There was nothing fortuitous about his second, though, as he emphatically found the back of the net with a fierce strike flashed into the corner.

His command of the ball was impressive, too, as he completed 51/56 passes, while he also made seven ball recoveries and two clearances.

23 yrs - M (C) - RKC
65
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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1435
Played matches
16
3
3
Shots P90
1.89
Shots On target P90
0.65
Successful passing %
81%
Final third passes P90
16.12

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