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An emotional Ashley Barnes brought his Burnley career to an end on Monday this week with a man of the match performance against Cardiff City, a performance that saw him score our second goal in front of a rapturous Turf Moor crowd.

He was outstanding from the start until the 75th minute when he was withdrawn to allow him to receive his fully deserved and final standing ovation. It was a performance that won him both the man of the match and the player ratings.

There was never any doubt he was going to win the man of the match and when the voting closed last night he’d polled 66%. Scott Twine, who had his best game yet and completed the scoring, came second with 14% and 11% of the vote gave Josh Cullen third place. Both Ameen Al-Dakhil and Josh Brownhill secured 2% of the vote to jointly take fourth place.

The player ratings were much closer but Barnes was top with a rating of 8.30 out of ten, ahead of Cullen who was second with 8.07. Twine was third with a rating of 7.70 while our nutmegging goalkeeper Arijanet Muric came fourth with a rating of 7.63 out of ten.

The final points have been added to the Up the Clarets Player of the Year Table with ten for Barnes, five each for Cullen and Twine with all of Al-Dakhil, Brownhill and Muric winning one point. We already knew that Cullen was our player of the year and his name has now been added to our Honours Board. He won it by 21 points with Jordan Beyer, who missed the final three games through injury, coming second.

Cullen has also won the final player of the month award, this one for April and May. It’s his second such award with Beyer having won three of them.

That’s it for this season, although there will be votes to come soon for the goal of the season and the best performances both at home and away, as we reflect on this brilliant season.

Thanks to everyone who has voted for each man of the match and to those who have posted their player ratings on the message board.

The Cardiff result is below, followed by the monthly winners and then the final player of the year table.


66% – Ashley Barnes
14% – Scott Twine
11% – Josh Cullen
2% – Ameen Al-Dakhil & Josh Brownhill
2% – Taylor Harwood-Bellis
1% – Arijanet Muric
1% – Ian Maatsen
1% – Connor Roberts
0% – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson & Anass Zaroury
0% – Jack Cork
0% – Nathan Tella


8.30 – Ashley Barnes
8.07 – Josh Cullen
7.70 – Scott Twine
7.63 – Arijanet Muric
7.59 – Ameen Al-Dakhil
7.56 – Josh Brownhill
7.37 – Connor Roberts
7.26 – Taylor Harwood-Bellis
7.15 – Ian Maatsen
7.00 – Anass Zaroury
6.96 – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
6.67 – Jack Cork & Nathan Tella


Josh Brownhill (July/August)
Jack Cork (September)
Anass Zaroury (October)
Manuel Benson (November)
Jordan Beyer (December)
Jordan Beyer (January)
Josh Cullen (February)
Jordan Beyer (March)
Josh Cullen (April/May)


150: Josh Cullen
129: Jordan Beyer
117: Manuel Benson
106: Jack Cork
99: Nathan Tella
64: Ashley Barnes
59: Anass Zaroury
56: Ian Maatsen
52: Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
46: Ameen Al-Dakhil & Josh Brownhill
45: Charlie Taylor
41: Arijanet Muric
35: Taylor Harwood-Bellis & Connor Roberts
23: Jay Rodriguez
22: Hjalmar Ekdal
21: Vitinho
15: Bailey Peacock-Farrell
11: Scott Twine
10: Matt Lowton
7: CJ Egan-Riley
6: Samuel Bastien
3: Halil Dervişoğlu
2: Darko Churlinov, Luke McNally & Michael Obafemi
1: Dara Costelloe

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