Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

This Forum is the main messageboard to discuss all things Claret and Blue and beyond
ClaretTony
Posts: 36239
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:07 pm
Been Liked: 16590 times
Has Liked: 3095 times
Location: Burnley
Contact:

Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:47 pm

Please leave ratings for all players who have played 20 mins or more.

Scoring is from 3 to 10 as follows:

10 - Out of this World
9 - Excellent
8 - Very Good
7 - Good
6 - Average
5 - Below Par
4 - Poor
3 - Abysmal

MDWat
Posts: 1462
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:42 pm
Been Liked: 482 times
Has Liked: 159 times
Location: Bradford
Contact:

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by MDWat » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:48 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 8
Tarkowski 8
Mee 8
Taylor 7
Hendrick 7
Cork 8
Westwood 8
McNeil 6
Barnes 8*
Wood 4

Vydra 7
Gudmundsson 6

ClaretTony
Posts: 36239
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:07 pm
Been Liked: 16590 times
Has Liked: 3095 times
Location: Burnley
Contact:

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:50 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 8
Tarkowski 9
Mee 9
Taylor 8
Hendrick 9
Westwood 9
Cork 8
McNeil 8
Barnes 9
Wood 8
This user liked this post: Taffy on the wing

taio
Posts: 5793
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:17 am
Been Liked: 1700 times
Has Liked: 143 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by taio » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:50 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 8*
Tarkowski 8
Mee 8
Taylor 7
Hendrick 7
Cork 7
Westwood 8
McNeil 6
Barnes 8
Wood 6

THEWELLERNUT70
Posts: 2135
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:13 pm
Been Liked: 596 times
Has Liked: 1402 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:52 pm

Heaton 9
Lowton 8
Tarkowski 8
Mee 9 MOM
Taylor 7
Hendrick 8
Westwood 9
Cork 8
McNeil 7
Barnes 9
Wood 7

CoolClaret
Posts: 1186
Joined: Sat May 06, 2017 7:39 pm
Been Liked: 427 times
Has Liked: 484 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by CoolClaret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:52 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 8
Tarkowski 9
Mee 9
Taylor 5
Hendrick 7
Westwood 8
Cork 8
McNeil 5
Barnes 6
Wood 6

Roosterbooster
Posts: 1151
Joined: Sun May 01, 2016 6:22 pm
Been Liked: 280 times
Has Liked: 199 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Roosterbooster » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:56 pm

Heaton 8
Mee 9
Tarks 7
Lowton 8
Taylor 7
Westwood 7
Cork 6
McNeil 7
Hendrick 7
Barnes 7
Wood 5

Is CT related to Wood? If he thinks that was a very good performance then he'd probably score Lionel Messi 1million.
This user liked this post: DomBFC1882

RalphCoatesComb
Posts: 4633
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:38 pm
Been Liked: 1393 times
Has Liked: 1249 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by RalphCoatesComb » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:57 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 8
Tarkowski 8
Mee 9 MOM
Taylor 8
Hendrick 8
Cork 8
Westwood 8
McNeil 7
Barnes 8
Wood 7

Vydra 7
Gudmundsson 7

Bordeauxclaret
Posts: 6572
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:36 pm
Been Liked: 2111 times
Has Liked: 1220 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Bordeauxclaret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:59 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 8
Tarkowski 9
Mee 9
Taylor 8
Hendrick 7
Westwood 8
Cork 8
McNeil 7
Barnes 7
Wood 6

Vegas Claret
Posts: 15888
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:00 am
Been Liked: 5180 times
Has Liked: 2395 times
Location: clue is in the title

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Vegas Claret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:59 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 8
Tarkowski 9
Mee 9
Taylor 6
Hendrick 7
Westwood 8
Cork 7
McNeil 5 - looked knackered before we kicked off lol
Barnes 6
Wood 6

joey13
Posts: 4761
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:39 pm
Been Liked: 1095 times
Has Liked: 881 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by joey13 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:59 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 7
Tarkowski 8
Mee 9
Taylor 7
Hendrick 7
Westwood 8
Cork 7
McNeil 6
Barnes 7
Wood 7

JimMcDonald
Posts: 220
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:37 pm
Been Liked: 64 times
Has Liked: 23 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by JimMcDonald » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:01 pm

Heaton 8 - 2 great saves
Lowton 8 - Great game kept Sterling and Sane quiet.
Tarkowski 8 - Great game
Mee 9 MOM - Class
Taylor 6 - Poor
Hendrick 7
Cork 8
Westwood 8 - Kept it simple and never stopped ratting.
McNeil 5 - Very lightweight. Poor. Hes not the quickest is he. Walker went past him with ease.
Barnes 8 - Some great hold up play. Lucky not to have given away a pen with the handball.
Wood 6 - Should of done better with the one on one.

careyclaret
Posts: 177
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:02 pm
Been Liked: 22 times
Has Liked: 6 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by careyclaret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:01 pm

Heaton. 8. Several good saves
Lowton. 8. Dealt with Sterling well while he was out wide
Tarks. Very strong but could he have done better on the goal?
Mee.9. Mom. Immense again. That goal line clearance!
Taylor. 8. Sane did not do well against him
Hendrick. 8. Lots of critical defensive interventions
Westwood. 8. Continues a strong run of form
Cork.7. Thought he could have held the ball better
McNeil. 6 . Lots of good defensive work, but...
Barnes. 8. Some really skilled hold up play today
Wood. 7. See Barnes
Subs. 6

Dodobdobodobo
Posts: 277
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:57 pm
Been Liked: 39 times
Has Liked: 107 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Dodobdobodobo » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:06 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 7
Tarkowski 9
Mee 9
Taylor 7
Hendrick 7
Westwood 8
Cork 7
McNeil 7
Barnes 7
Wood 7

Blackrod
Posts: 5113
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:41 pm
Been Liked: 1333 times
Has Liked: 596 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Blackrod » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:10 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 8
Tarkowski 8
Mee 9 mom outstanding
Taylor 7
Hendrick 7
Cork 6
Westwood 7
McNeil 7 tired 2nd half and not always the right choices
Barnes 8 excellent 1st half
Wood 6

Subs no real impact

Contained them v well first half but really didn’t give them much to deal with at the other. We did make them look more ordinary than they are which is a credit to us as I think they are better than ever this season.

Buxtonclaret
Posts: 9736
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:05 am
Been Liked: 2393 times
Has Liked: 4628 times
Location: Derbyshire

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Buxtonclaret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:15 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 9
Tarks8
Mee 9 ***
Taylor 7

Hendrick 7
Westwood 8
Cork 7
McNeil 7

Barnes 8
Wood 7

Given Ben as my MoM. Lowt's wasn't far behind.
They know they were in a game today. More so than their 'Derby' win.

Hibsclaret
Posts: 2319
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:00 pm
Been Liked: 670 times
Has Liked: 393 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Hibsclaret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:18 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 9
Mee 9*
Tarkowski 9
Taylor 8
Hendrick 8
Westwood 9
Cork 8
McNeil 8
Barnes 9
Wood 8

Taffy on the wing
Posts: 979
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:41 am
Been Liked: 237 times
Has Liked: 863 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Taffy on the wing » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:24 pm

JimMcDonald wrote:Heaton 8 - 2 great saves
Lowton 8 - Great game kept Sterling and Sane quiet.
Tarkowski 8 - Great game
Mee 9 MOM - Class
Taylor 6 - Poor
Hendrick 7
Cork 8
Westwood 8 - Kept it simple and never stopped ratting.
McNeil 5 - Very lightweight. Poor. Hes not the quickest is he. Walker went past him with ease.
Barnes 8 - Some great hold up play. Lucky not to have given away a pen with the handball.
Wood 6 - Should of done better with the one on one.
Why was Taylor poor?

Lancasterclaret
Posts: 16145
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:09 pm
Been Liked: 5139 times
Has Liked: 2936 times
Location: Riding the galactic winds in my X-wing

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Lancasterclaret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:26 pm

Nothing wrong with that at all, but City upped their game second half and we couldn't break up their momentum often enough to keep them out.

Heaton 8 - very solid
Lowton 8* - v.impressive
Tarks 8 - again, defended really well
Mee 8 - astonishing goal line clearance
Hendrick 8 - work rate and covering top notch
Cork 8 - as above
Westwood 8 - been a revelation since Xmas
McNeil 7 - another game in which he's learnt a hell of a lot from
Barnes 7 - held it up well
Wood 6 - as above, put only really 1st half

Subs
JBG 6
Vydra 7 - thought this was an excellent cameo from him, which hopefully bodes well for next season

Cirrus_Minor
Posts: 2255
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:20 pm
Been Liked: 549 times
Has Liked: 524 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Cirrus_Minor » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:29 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 8
Tarkowski 8
Mee 9
Taylor 9
Hendrick 8
Cork 8
Westwood 8
McNeil 8
Barnes 8
Wood 8

ClaretTony
Posts: 36239
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:07 pm
Been Liked: 16590 times
Has Liked: 3095 times
Location: Burnley
Contact:

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:29 pm

Lancasterclaret wrote:Vydra 7 - thought this was an excellent cameo from him, which hopefully bodes well for next season
Second time he's come on recently and done well
These 3 users liked this post: burnleymik longsidepies Wuggawumphwumph

Cirrus_Minor
Posts: 2255
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:20 pm
Been Liked: 549 times
Has Liked: 524 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Cirrus_Minor » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:30 pm

Taffy on the wing wrote:Why was Taylor poor?
I thought he handled very tricky Silver well.
This user liked this post: Buxtonclaret

MACCA
Posts: 12100
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:10 am
Been Liked: 3119 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by MACCA » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:33 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 8
Tarkowski 8
Mee 9 MOM
Taylor 8
Hendrick 7
Westwood 8
Cork 7
McNeil 7
Barnes 8
Wood 6

Vydra looked neat and tidy, could get some minutes next season if we are going to play a bit more on the deck through the units.

No argument with the result, but noticed how much luck the good players get, many a misplaced pass or shot fell back to them or a team mate to build or continue an atrack was unbelievable.

PhiladelphiaChris
Posts: 253
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:04 pm
Been Liked: 29 times
Has Liked: 208 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by PhiladelphiaChris » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:35 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 7
Tarkowski 8
Mee 9
Taylor 8
Hendrick 9
Westwood 9
Cork 8
McNeil 7
Barnes 9
Wood 7

maidenover
Posts: 284
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:09 pm
Been Liked: 30 times
Has Liked: 42 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by maidenover » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:04 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 7
Tarkowski 8
Mee 9 MOM
Taylor 6
Hendrick 8
Cork 7
Westwood 8
McNeil 6
Barnes 8
Wood 6

Vydra 6
Gudmundsson 6

SalisburyClaret
Posts: 1537
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:32 pm
Been Liked: 433 times
Has Liked: 245 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by SalisburyClaret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:08 pm

Heaton 7
Lowton 7
Tarkowski 7
Mee 9*
Taylor 8
Hendrick 7
Cork 8
Westwood 7
McNeil 6
Barnes 8
Wood 6

Vydra 7
Gudmundsson 6

kaptin1
Posts: 1302
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:05 am
Been Liked: 363 times
Has Liked: 104 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by kaptin1 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:09 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 8
Tarkowski 8
Mee 9*
Taylor 8
Hendrick 7
Westwood 8
Cork 7
McNeill 7
Barnes 6
Wood 6

Thought Vydra also played well when he came on. Showed a willingness to work, some good touches and good movement. Would be nice to see him get a bit more of a run out in the final two games.
These 2 users liked this post: burnleymik longsidepies

Jakubs Tash
Posts: 1181
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:18 pm
Been Liked: 297 times
Has Liked: 119 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Jakubs Tash » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:16 pm

Heaton 8

Lowton 8
Tarkowski 9
Mee 9
Taylor 7

Hendrick 7
Cork 7
Westwood 7
McNeil 7

Barnes 8
Wood 6

Vydra 7

claretgimmer
Posts: 148
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:49 am
Been Liked: 36 times
Has Liked: 304 times

: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by claretgimmer » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:31 pm

Heaton 8 sound performance again from Tom
Lowton 6 did ok but lack of pace let him down
Mee/Tarks 9 immense throughout
Taylor 7 ok defensively especially as Mc Neill virtually no help
Hendrick 5 offered nothing offensively, got back to add numbers defensively but flatters to deceive.
Cork/Westwood 7 ran ragged by a superior midfield but stuck to their task
McNeill 5 poor throughout, lost defensively, offered very little attacking wise
Wood 5 first touch let him down again first half but he is weak on the ball for a big lad
Barnes7 put himself about but struggled for the most part through a lack of support around him and a weak referee

Johann 5 needs to start if we are to carry any sort of threat down both wings
Vydra 7 only a cameo but showed enough to maybe suggest a start alongside Barnes

Dyche 4 to slow to change things when it isn't working, Brady should surely have replaced McNeill on the hour mark, time to give others a chance instead of same old same old

taio
Posts: 5793
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:17 am
Been Liked: 1700 times
Has Liked: 143 times

Re: : Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by taio » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:35 pm

claretgimmer wrote:Heaton 8 sound performance again from Tom
Lowton 6 did ok but lack of pace let him down
Mee/Tarks 9 immense throughout
Taylor 7 ok defensively especially as Mc Neill virtually no help
Hendrick 5 offered nothing offensively, got back to add numbers defensively but flatters to deceive.
Cork/Westwood 7 ran ragged by a superior midfield but stuck to their task
McNeill 5 poor throughout, lost defensively, offered very little attacking wise
Wood 5 first touch let him down again first half but he is weak on the ball for a big lad
Barnes7 put himself about but struggled for the most part through a lack of support around him and a weak referee

Johann 5 needs to start if we are to carry any sort of threat down both wings
Vydra 7 only a cameo but showed enough to maybe suggest a start alongside Barnes

Dyche 4 to slow to change things when it isn't working, Brady should surely have replaced McNeill on the hour mark, time to give others a chance instead of same old same old
Brady wasn't on the bench!

Dyche 4 :lol: :lol: :lol:
These 4 users liked this post: DomBFC1882 Leisure simonclaret longsidepies

Scott Arfield's Swag
Posts: 39
Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:30 pm
Been Liked: 12 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Scott Arfield's Swag » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:48 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 8
Tarkowski 7
Mee 8*
Taylor 7
Hendrick 7
Cork 7
Westwood 7
McNeil 6
Barnes 7
Wood 6

Vydra 7
Gudmundsson 6

Iloveyoubrady
Posts: 644
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:30 am
Been Liked: 76 times
Has Liked: 12 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Iloveyoubrady » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:56 pm

Heaton 8 - a couple of very fine saves

Lowton 7 - well defended and very unlucky with the goal.
Tarkowski - 7
Mee 9 - another great defensive performance. What a block!
Taylor 7

Hendrick 7 - played well enough but would like him central instead of cork as he’s better on the ball
Westwood 7 - solid
Cork 6 - he’s not at his best and I think westwood carries him a bit.
McNeil 7 - not his best game as he was having to defend but when on the ball always looks good. Would love to see him central with JBG and Brady wide and 1 up top.

Wood 6 - not at his best but little service and he had a few good touches
Barnes 6 - see wood

Vydra 8 - looked very good. Won quite a few aerial balls as well despite him being smaller.

Colburn_Claret
Posts: 4356
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:30 pm
Been Liked: 1668 times
Has Liked: 2449 times
Location: Catterick N.Yorks

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Colburn_Claret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:01 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 8
Tarks 8
Mee 9
Taylor 8
Hendrick 7
Westwood 8
Cork 8
McNeil 6
Barnes 7
Wood 6

Claret
Posts: 559
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:57 pm
Been Liked: 209 times
Has Liked: 313 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Claret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:01 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 8
Tarkowski 8
Mee 9
Taylor 7
Hendrick 8
Westwood 9
Cork 7
McNeil 7
Barnes 8
Wood 7
Last edited by Claret on Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.

DomBFC1882
Posts: 415
Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:21 pm
Been Liked: 119 times
Has Liked: 1009 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by DomBFC1882 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:02 pm

"Should have brought Brady on"

Hahahahahahaha

claretspice
Posts: 4473
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:13 am
Been Liked: 2010 times
Has Liked: 89 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by claretspice » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:03 pm

Really good effort from the lads, particularly with safety assured, but in truth we were - for all our effort - barely able to lay a glove on City, which is lest we forget something we have with the vast majority of the Premier League.

Heaton - 8 - Couple of really solid saves, even if he'd expect to make them, and generally very assured. Distribution also very good today and that was often our most fruitful route to cause them a problem or two.

Lowton - 8 - Defended really, really diligently one v one. Perhaps at his best he'd be slightly more progressive in possession, and he'll probably feel he should have done better for the goal, but overall he can be pretty satisfied with his efforts.

Taylor - 8 - City did their homework and forced him onto his right foot a lot, which checked his effectiveness, and he too might have produced more quality on the rare occasions he got a chance to look forwards, but once again he stuck gamely to the task defensively and he can be particularly proud of how effectively he closed down City's right hand side.

Tarkowski - 10 - Thought he was pretty much flawless, and every bit as good as, say, Mee at Chelsea. Showed how good a footballer is a couple of times when he was put under pressure, and did all the basics supremely well.

Mee - 9 - Another very very good effort, capped with the customary absolutely extra extraordinary goal line clearance, although if we're being hyper-critical his distribution wasn't quite as good as it might have been on occasions, which apart from anything put Taylor under pressure once or twice.

Cork - 8 - The pick of our midfield, did a super-diligent screening job and got on the ball tidily when he could.

Westwood - 7 - Another very steady afternoon's work, although there were a couple of occasions when he might have moved the ball a bit more decisively.

Hendrick - 8 - Thought he had a really effective afternoon, helping Lowton tie up the City left, and breaking into central areas when we got the ball to help us have a counter attacking threat. Perhaps had he got the ball out of his feet a fraction earlier and got the ball through to Wood cleanly, the chance in the first half would have been easier for Wood, but in truth it was still pretty gilt edged. Unlucky to be hooked.

McNeil - 6 - Diligent defensively, which is an area where he continues to improve, but he was never really able to get into the game in an attacking sense and to an extent his afternoon was summed up when Taylor did well to slide a perfect pass down the outside to where he rightly expected McNeil to be, only to find McNeil on his heels 5 yards behind the ball. Mental and physical fatigue is inevitable after such a super run of performances, and perhaps Dyche will give him a break on Friday - I thought he might have been the man to make way for JBG today.

Barnes - 7 - Forced to battle with scraps but he did so gamely and showed some neat touches at times.

Wood - 5 - Well shackled by the City centre backs and whilst you couldn't fault the effort, this was one of those occasions when his awkwardness wasn't enough to cause the City backline too many problems. The one time he did get free, his clumsy first touch meant he didn't make the most of what should have been a gilt-edged chance.

Vydra - 6 - his extra mobility made us a touch more effective, and he showed a couple of tidy moments. His cameos recently do suggest that there might be something to work with next season.

JBG - 6 - No great penetration, but his busyness and dynamism at least hinted at something.


Plenty of teams have found it tough to really trouble City this season, and we were no exception. Certainly, at our best we can counter attack and deliver the ball forwards with more precision than we showed today and that might disappoint Dyche a fraction, but that was in no small part a reflection on how well City stop the opposition, as well as being a superb team on the ball. And Dyche will rightly be proud of the fact that despite having nothing to play for, we showed the application, desire and determination that are our hallmarks - and as a result, despite only really fashioning one real chance all afternoon - we saw City spend the last 5 minutes belting it anywhere, bringing on extra centre backs to defend their box and shamelessly wasting time in a manner that would presumably turn David Luiz apoplectic.

Two games left, and we're well capable of taking points from both of them, particularly if we keep up the level of application we showed here.
These 2 users liked this post: CleggHall Wuggawumphwumph

andyh
Posts: 748
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:27 am
Been Liked: 260 times
Has Liked: 80 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by andyh » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:13 pm

Heaton 7
Lowton 8
Tarkowski 8
Mee 9
Taylor 7
Hendrick 6
Cork 6
Westwood 7
McNeil 4
Barnes 7
Wood 5

Vydra 7
Gudmundsson 5

I thought city were poor by their standards. We gave them too much respect.

quoonbeatz
Posts: 2857
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:03 am
Been Liked: 1589 times
Has Liked: 596 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by quoonbeatz » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:19 pm

Heaton - 8 superb handling all day

Lowton - 9 thought he was excellent against all of Sane, Silva and Sterling

Tarkowski - 9 top drawer bar that needless ping into touch

Mee - 9 incredible block

Taylor - 8 got turned round a few times which is no disgrace against those boys

Cork - 7 driving force of the midfield today

Westwood - 6 full of running again but was a bit quick to aimlessly stand the ball up into the channels at times

Hendrick - 7 a solid job again

McNeil - 6 not a lot from him today although it was good to see him still going for it late on. Will have learned a load about the other side of the game again.

Barnes - 7 telling that Guardiola made a point of congratulating him at the end of the game as he gave both centre halves a battle

Wood - 5 a better touch and we'd have been 1 up

Shout out to Vydra as well who looked good when he came on.

Defensively this was an excellent performance and even though a team like city might find a way through in the end, it's taken a goal that barely crossed the line to win it.

First half we played the perfect game and frustrated the hell out of them but they stepped it and got a deserved if rather fortunate win.

Really good game, spoilt a little by another pissweak, overawed referee, and the team can be proud of themselves tonight. We need to build on performances like this and use them as a base for next season.

Beagleheart
Posts: 202
Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:25 am
Been Liked: 15 times
Has Liked: 21 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Beagleheart » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:24 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 7
Mee 9
Tarkowski 8
Taylor 7
Hendrick 7
Cork 7
Westwood 8
McNeil 7
Wood 7
Barnes 7

fungus_the_bogeyman
Posts: 300
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:16 pm
Been Liked: 85 times
Has Liked: 64 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by fungus_the_bogeyman » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:28 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 8
Taylor 8
Mee 9* - just pips Tarky with that incredible clearance! Outstanding!
Tarkowski 9
Hendrick 8
McNeil 7
Westwood 7
Cork 8
Wood 6
Barnes 7

Grumps
Posts: 2277
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:15 am
Been Liked: 448 times
Has Liked: 190 times

Re: : Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Grumps » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:33 pm

claretgimmer wrote:Heaton 8 sound performance again from Tom
Lowton 6 did ok but lack of pace let him down
Mee/Tarks 9 immense throughout
Taylor 7 ok defensively especially as Mc Neill virtually no help
Hendrick 5 offered nothing offensively, got back to add numbers defensively but flatters to deceive.
Cork/Westwood 7 ran ragged by a superior midfield but stuck to their task
McNeill 5 poor throughout, lost defensively, offered very little attacking wise
Wood 5 first touch let him down again first half but he is weak on the ball for a big lad
Barnes7 put himself about but struggled for the most part through a lack of support around him and a weak referee

Johann 5 needs to start if we are to carry any sort of threat down both wings
Vydra 7 only a cameo but showed enough to maybe suggest a start alongside Barnes

Dyche 4 to slow to change things when it isn't working, Brady should surely have replaced McNeill on the hour mark, time to give others a chance instead of same old same old
Shows why fans shouldn't do this sort of rating lark, especially when you don't even know the team

Grumps
Posts: 2277
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:15 am
Been Liked: 448 times
Has Liked: 190 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Grumps » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:37 pm

claretspice wrote:Really good effort from the lads, particularly with safety assured, but in truth we were - for all our effort - barely able to lay a glove on City, which is lest we forget something we have with the vast majority of the Premier League.

Heaton - 8 - Couple of really solid saves, even if he'd expect to make them, and generally very assured. Distribution also very good today and that was often our most fruitful route to cause them a problem or two.

Lowton - 8 - Defended really, really diligently one v one. Perhaps at his best he'd be slightly more progressive in possession, and he'll probably feel he should have done better for the goal, but overall he can be pretty satisfied with his efforts.

Taylor - 8 - City did their homework and forced him onto his right foot a lot, which checked his effectiveness, and he too might have produced more quality on the rare occasions he got a chance to look forwards, but once again he stuck gamely to the task defensively and he can be particularly proud of how effectively he closed down City's right hand side.

Tarkowski - 10 - Thought he was pretty much flawless, and every bit as good as, say, Mee at Chelsea. Showed how good a footballer is a couple of times when he was put under pressure, and did all the basics supremely well.

Mee - 9 - Another very very good effort, capped with the customary absolutely extra extraordinary goal line clearance, although if we're being hyper-critical his distribution wasn't quite as good as it might have been on occasions, which apart from anything put Taylor under pressure once or twice.

Cork - 8 - The pick of our midfield, did a super-diligent screening job and got on the ball tidily when he could.

Westwood - 7 - Another very steady afternoon's work, although there were a couple of occasions when he might have moved the ball a bit more decisively.

Hendrick - 8 - Thought he had a really effective afternoon, helping Lowton tie up the City left, and breaking into central areas when we got the ball to help us have a counter attacking threat. Perhaps had he got the ball out of his feet a fraction earlier and got the ball through to Wood cleanly, the chance in the first half would have been easier for Wood, but in truth it was still pretty gilt edged. Unlucky to be hooked.

McNeil - 6 - Diligent defensively, which is an area where he continues to improve, but he was never really able to get into the game in an attacking sense and to an extent his afternoon was summed up when Taylor did well to slide a perfect pass down the outside to where he rightly expected McNeil to be, only to find McNeil on his heels 5 yards behind the ball. Mental and physical fatigue is inevitable after such a super run of performances, and perhaps Dyche will give him a break on Friday - I thought he might have been the man to make way for JBG today.

Barnes - 7 - Forced to battle with scraps but he did so gamely and showed some neat touches at times.

Wood - 5 - Well shackled by the City centre backs and whilst you couldn't fault the effort, this was one of those occasions when his awkwardness wasn't enough to cause the City backline too many problems. The one time he did get free, his clumsy first touch meant he didn't make the most of what should have been a gilt-edged chance.

Vydra - 6 - his extra mobility made us a touch more effective, and he showed a couple of tidy moments. His cameos recently do suggest that there might be something to work with next season.

JBG - 6 - No great penetration, but his busyness and dynamism at least hinted at something.


Plenty of teams have found it tough to really trouble City this season, and we were no exception. Certainly, at our best we can counter attack and deliver the ball forwards with more precision than we showed today and that might disappoint Dyche a fraction, but that was in no small part a reflection on how well City stop the opposition, as well as being a superb team on the ball. And Dyche will rightly be proud of the fact that despite having nothing to play for, we showed the application, desire and determination that are our hallmarks - and as a result, despite only really fashioning one real chance all afternoon - we saw City spend the last 5 minutes belting it anywhere, bringing on extra centre backs to defend their box and shamelessly wasting time in a manner that would presumably turn David Luiz apoplectic.

Two games left, and we're well capable of taking points from both of them, particularly if we keep up the level of application we showed here.
Tarks flawless? Did you not see the couple of times he gave it away in midfield leading to city attacks, or his long passes that went for a throw in? 8 out of 10 would probably be Ok, but 10 and flawless, even your long explanations Carnt explain that one...

claretspice
Posts: 4473
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:13 am
Been Liked: 2010 times
Has Liked: 89 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by claretspice » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:50 pm

Grumps wrote:Tarks flawless? Did you not see the couple of times he gave it away in midfield leading to city attacks, or his long passes that went for a throw in? 8 out of 10 would probably be Ok, but 10 and flawless, even your long explanations Carnt explain that one...
I didn't say Tarks was flawless. I said he was "pretty much flawless".

Which allows for the odd chink of a flaw in his distribution (I think you're overstating that myself, but whatever you think) without detracting from the fact his defending was absolutely top drawer. It had to be, given the amount of the ball City had in threatening areas and the relatively few chances they actually had.

Vintage Claret
Posts: 1399
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:03 pm
Been Liked: 609 times
Has Liked: 407 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Vintage Claret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:51 pm

Heaton-Some great saves, not much chance with the goal
Lowton 7
Tarks 8
Mee 9 - As good as it gets against a top quality team
Taylor 7
Hendrick 6
Cork 6
Westwood 7
McNeill 7
Barnes 7
Wood 6

Good effort by all the lads today.

Not too disappointed with the result, we gave a good account of ourselves overall and it's not often you see a team like Man City resorting to playing 6 defenders to protect a 1-0 lead.

Cubanclaret
Posts: 885
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:35 am
Been Liked: 225 times
Has Liked: 118 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Cubanclaret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:52 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 8
Tarkowski 9
Mee 9*
Taylor 8
Hendrick 7
Westwood 7
Cork 7
McNeil 6
Barnes 7
Wood 6

Vydra 7
Gudmundsson 6

Grumps
Posts: 2277
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:15 am
Been Liked: 448 times
Has Liked: 190 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Grumps » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:57 pm

claretspice wrote:I didn't say Tarks was flawless. I said he was "pretty much flawless".

Which allows for the odd chink of a flaw in his distribution (I think you're overstating that myself, but whatever you think) without detracting from the fact his defending was absolutely top drawer. It had to be, given the amount of the ball City had in threatening areas and the relatively few chances they actually had.
10/10 tends to suggest you didn't think he made any mistakes, you don't see many 10s on here, so it would need to be faultless to get that, and to be honest, other than perhaps a goalkeeper making world class saves and a clean sheet, no player is ever 10/10.

claretspice
Posts: 4473
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:13 am
Been Liked: 2010 times
Has Liked: 89 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by claretspice » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:01 pm

Grumps wrote:10/10 tends to suggest you didn't think he made any mistakes, you don't see many 10s on here, so it would need to be faultless to get that, and to be honest, other than perhaps a goalkeeper making world class saves and a clean sheet, no player is ever 10/10.
Smashing, cheers for the guidance. Good to see you living up to your name.
This user liked this post: Wuggawumphwumph

AlargeClaret
Posts: 2018
Joined: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:55 pm
Been Liked: 638 times
Has Liked: 54 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by AlargeClaret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:02 pm

Heaton 8 great hands and top save
Lowton 8 very tidy against world class oppo
Tarkowski 9 at his very best today him and Mee immense
Mee 9 see above
Taylor 8 impressed and always looks to push up
Hendrick 7 worked hard
Westwood 8 covered a lot of ground really grafted
Cork 7 tireless but seems to have lost a yard
McNeil 6 the odd moment but crying out for a rest surely
Barnes 7 did his stuff and always alert
Wood 6 squeezed out by the Citeh midfield

Great 1st half when we frustrated em but 2nd was only a matter of time , we kept at it and were never out of it

Flat Stanley
Posts: 251
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:41 pm
Been Liked: 46 times
Has Liked: 79 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Flat Stanley » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:07 pm

Heaton 8
Lowton 8
Mee 8
Tarks 8
Taylor 8
McNeil 6
Westwood 7
Cork 7
Hendrick 6
Barnes 6
Wood 5

Vydra 6

Great defensive performance. Low marks for the attacking players as we had 2 shots and 0 on target. We were hanging on for a 1 0 defeat at one point instead of having a go. Proud of the effort and organisation but would like us to have at least 1 or 2 shots on target. No corners all game either. City are a great team though.

Top Claret
Posts: 2751
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:50 am
Been Liked: 620 times
Has Liked: 570 times

Re: Burnley v Manchester City - Player Ratings

Post by Top Claret » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:07 pm

Heaton 8
Taylor 7
Mee 9
Tarks 8
Lowton 7
Mcneil 6
Cork 6
Westwood 6
Hendrick 7
Wood 6
Barnes 7

Post Reply