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Midfielder Jack Cork was voted Burnley’s best player in Monday’s 1-0 home win against Newcastle United, winning both the man of the match vote and the player ratings.

1718 burnley jack cork 01 500x500On a night when the Clarets moved up to seventh in the Premier League, Cork was again in outstanding form in the midfield and won 54% of the man of the match vote.

Behind him in second place was central defender James Tarkowski who just edged ahead of Cork’s midfield partner Steven Defour; both had a 10% share of the vote. Goalkeeper Nick Pope, who kept his third Premier League clean sheet to add to the one when he came on as a substitute, took fourth place with 8% of the vote.

The top four in the player ratings showed just one change. Again Cork was the winner with a rating of 8.56 out of 10 and again Tarkowski took second place; his rating was 8.09. Ben Mee was third with 8.00 and Pope was again fourth; he scored a rating of 7.91 out of 10.

Cork won ten points towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year. There were six points for Tarkowski and two each for Defour, Mee and Pope. Those five players held the top five places in the table before this game so have just extended their leads at the top.

Tarkowski is currently second, just three points behind Cork, while Defour is a further 13 points behind. Cork and Defour were joint winners of the August Player of the Month with Tarkowski winning it for September, and it’s Tarkowski again who has beaten Cork by one point in the four matches during October.

The next vote will start tomorrow for the Southampton game, and will be available within an hour of the final whistle.

The Newcastle result, the October Player of the Month result and the current player of the year table can all be found below.

MAN OF THE MATCH

54% – Jack Cork
10% – James Tarkowski
10% – Steven Defour
8% – Nick Pope
6% – Matt Lowton
5% – Ben Mee
3% – Johann Berg Gudmundsson
1% – Ashley Barnes
1% – Jeff Hendrick
0% – Stephen Ward
0% – Robbie Brady

PLAYER RATINGS

8.56 – Jack Cork
8.09 – James Tarkowski
8.00 – Ben Mee
7.91 – Nick Pope
7.61 – Steven Defour
7.54 – Matt Lowton
6.91 – Stephen Ward
6.63 – Johann Berg Gudmundsson
6.41 – Ashley Barnes
5.91 – Jeff Hendrick
5.61 – Robbie Brady

UP THE CLARETS OCTOBER PLAYER OF THE MONTH

22: James Tarkowski
21: Jack Cork
13: Steven Defour
12: Nick Pope
7: Stephen Ward
6: Johann Berg Gudmundsson
4: Ben Mee
3: Chris Wood

UP THE CLARETS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

55: James Tarkowski
52: Jack Cork
39: Steven Defour
25: Nick Pope
17: Ben Mee
13: Robbie Brady
12: Stephen Ward
11: Sam Vokes
10: Phil Bardsley
7: Scott Arfield & Johann Berg Gudmundsson
6: Ashley Westwood
5: Tom Heaton & Charlie Taylor
3: Chris Wood
2: Jeff Hendrick

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