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Belatedly, the man of the match and player ratings result from the Hull game a week last Saturday has confirmed that Joey Barton has become the Up the Clarets Player of the Month for February.

The only player who could have passed him ahead of the Hull game was Michael Keane. He almost did too who battled with Matt Lowton for top place. Keane just beat Lowton to the man of the match vote. he had 33% of the vote with Lowton just behind with 32%. Ben Mee took third place with 8% while Barton secured fourth place with 6% of the vote.

The top two reversedĀ  positions in the player ratings. This time it was Lowton on top with a rating of 7.55 out of 10 with Keane not too far behind with 7.45.

The back four were the only players to record a rating above seven which gave Mee third place with 7.38 and Ward, with a rating of 7.18 out of 10, fourth place.

The points awarded for the Up the Clarets Player of the Year were eight each to Keane and Lowton, four to Mee and one each going to Barton and Ward.

That left Barton the narrow winner in February with 19 points, just two points ahead of Keane. The seven months have now seen seven different winners.

The previous six were Keane (August), Steven Defour (September), Tom Heaton (October), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (November), Mee (December) and Jeff Hendrick (January).

There’s been a switch at the top of the player of the year table too with Keane regaining the lead from Mee. Keane is the first player past 100 points; he has 102 with Mee just behind on 99. They are now some considerable distance clear of third place Heaton.

The voting continues for the Swansea game. You can vote for your man of the match, or post your player ratings, until the end of tomorrow.

The Hull result is below with the February player of the month result and the current player of the year table.


33% – Michael Keane
32% – Matt Lowton
8% – Ben Mee
6% – Joey Barton
6% – Stephen Ward & Ashley Westwood
4% – George Boyd
2% – Robbie Brady
2% – Ashley Barnes
1% – Tom Heaton
1% – Andre Gray


7.55 – Matt Lowton
7.45 – Michael Keane
7.38 – Ben Mee
7.18 – Stephen Ward
6.85 – Joey Barton
6.70 – Ashley Westwood
6.43 – George Boyd
6.25 – Andre Gray
5.95 – Tom Heaton
5.73 – Robbie Brady
5.33 – Ashley Barnes


19: Joey Barton
17: Michael Keane
13: Matt Lowton
7: Ashley Barnes
5: Ben Mee
3: Robbie Brady
2: Stephen Ward
1: Tom Heaton


102: Michael Keane
99: Ben Mee
66: Tom Heaton
59: Jeff Hendrick
47: Steven Defour
41: Ashley Barnes
36: Joey Barton
32: Dean Marney
27: James Tarkowski
25: Johann Berg Gudmundsson
23: Matt Lowton & Stephen Ward
19: Andre Gray
13: George Boyd
9: Scott Arfield
8: Sam Vokes
7: Aiden O’Neill & Paul Robinson
3: Robbie Brady & Tendayi Darikwa
1: Jon Flanagan, Michael Kightly & Nick Pope

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