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Burnley drew 1-1 against Southampton last Saturday with their equaliser coming in the 90th minute, and it was a day when goalkeeper Nick Pope just edged out Ashley Westwood in our search for Burnley’s best player.

1718 burnley nick pope 00 500x500The man of the match vote, so often a one horse race this season, was very close between three players. Pope, Ashley Westwood and Ben Mee all received 19% of the vote with Pope and Westwood joint winners and Mee in third place, with just one vote less. Stephen Ward, on his return from injury, won fourth place with 13% of the vote.

The same four players took the top four places in the player ratings too with Pope this time taking first place himself with a rating of 7.52 out of 100. Westwood’s rating was 7.37 whilst Mee and Ward recorded ratings of 7.32 and 7.30 out of 10 respectively.

That result means Pope has won the maximum ten points towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year with eight points to Westwood, four to Mee and 2 to Ward.

With this being the last game in February, we now know that our player of the month was Charlie Taylor, ahead of Mee, Pope and Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson.

Steven Defour hangs onto the lead at the top of the player of the year table, for now, but his lead over Mee is now just four points with James Tarkowski a further five points behind. Guðmundsson remains fourth whilst Pope has now moved ahead of Jack Cork into fifth place.

The next vote will be for the Everton game this Saturday. It should be underway with an hour of the final whistle.

The Southampton result is below with the player of the month result and the updated player of the year table.

MAN OF THE MATCH

19% – Nick Pope & Ashley Westwood
19% – Ben Mee
13% – Stephen Ward
9% – Jack Cork
8% – Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
5% – Kevin Long
5% – Ashley Barnes
2% – Jeff Hendrick
1% – Aaron Lennon
1% – Matt Lowton

PLAYER RATINGS

7.52 – Nick Pope
7.37 – Ashley Westwood
7.32 – Ben Mee
7.30 – Stephen Ward
6.97 – Kevin Long
6.85 – Matt Lowton
6.50 – Jack Cork
6.15 – Ashley Barnes
5.97 – Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
5.30 – Jeff Hendrick
5.28 – Aaron Lennon

UP THE CLARETS FEBRUARY PLAYER OF THE MONTH

16: Charlie Taylor
12: Ben Mee
11: Nick Pope
10: Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
8: Ashley Westwood
5: Kevin Long
3: Matt Lowton
2: Stephen Ward
1: Jack Cork

UP THE CLARETS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

93: Steven Defour
89: Ben Mee
84: James Tarkowski
78: Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
67: Nick Pope
64: Jack Cork
36: Charlie Taylor
34: Ashley Barnes & Robbie Brady
27: Phil Bardsley
18: Ashley Westwood
15: Stephen Ward
12: Kevin Long & Sam Vokes
9: Chris Wood
8: Scott Arfield
5: Tom Heaton & Matt Lowton
3: Aaron Lennon & Georges-Kévin NKoudou

2: Jeff Hendrick

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