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Manuel Benson scored his first home goal since the week before Christmas when he netted our goal in the 2-1 defeat against Queens Park Rangers last Saturday.

That, and his overall performance in our first home defeat of the season, won him both the man of the match and the player ratings as he moved back into fourth place in the Up the Clarets Player of the Year Table

He was a clear winner for the man of the match, polling 51% of the vote. The top two in the table at kick off claimed the next two places with Jordan Beyer, who won 14%, just beating Josh Cullen to second place with Cullen claiming 12%. Goalkeeper Arijanet Muric took fourth place with a 7% share of the vote.

Not one player reached seven out of ten for a good performance in the player ratings, but Benson was again the winner with a rating of 6.77 out of ten with Beyer again second with 6.52. Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson came third with 6.40 with Muric in fourth place with a rating of 6.25 out of ten.

That’s given Benson the maximum ten points towards the player of the year. Beyer has won six points with two points each for Cullen, Guðmundsson and Muric. With those points added, Benson has joined Nathan Tella in fourth place on 99 points but with only three games remaining, our new player of the year will be Cullen or Beyer with Cullen going into the Blackburn game with a ten point lead.

You can still cast your VOTE for the Blackburn game, the one we won to clinch the title, with the voting closing at the end of tomorrow.

The QPR result and the player of the year table after that game are below.


51% – Manuel Benson
14% – Jordan Beyer
12% – Josh Cullen
7% – Arijanet Muric
4% – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
3% – Connor Roberts
2% – Ian Maatsen
2% – Anass Zaroury
1% – Josh Brownhill
1% – Taylor Harwood-Bellis & Scott Twine
1% – Ashley Barnes & Jay Rodriguez


6.77 – Manuel Benson
6.52 – Jordan Beyer
6.40 – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
6.25 – Arijanet Muric
6.19 – Josh Cullen
5.75 – Connor Roberts
5.46 – Ian Maatsen & Anass Zaroury
5.31 – Josh Brownhill
5.17 – Scott Twine
5.02 – Jay Rodriguez
5.00 – Ashley Barnes & Taylor Harwood-Bellis


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

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