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There was over an hour gone in last Saturday’s 2-1 win against Reading when Vincent Kompany introduced Manuel Benson as a substitute but the winger had a massive influence on the game, scoring our equaliser and then setting up the winning goal for Anass Zaroury.

Benson’s half our or so was dynamic and it was no surprise that it won him both the man of the match award and the player ratings although he had some tough competition from Zaroury.

No one else was going to come close to the pair for the man of the match with Benson polling 48% of the vote to win and Zaroury claiming second place with a 36% share. Jordan Beyer, again in top form in defence, was third with 6% while Samuel Bastien, starting a league game for the first time in over two months, came fourth with 5% of the vote.

It was no surprise to see the top three in the vote also take the first three places in the player ratings. Benson won it with a rating of 8.63 out of ten, followed by Zaroury who scored 7.96. Beyer was again third with 7.21 with Nathan Tella this time taking fourth place with a rating of 6.96 out of ten.

That result has given Benson the maximum ten points towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year with Zaroury winning six points. There are four points for Beyer and one each for Bastien and Tella.

Jack Cork still leads the table by some distance but Tella is now just one point behind second place Josh Brownhill with both looking over their shoulders with Benson now just five points behind Tella.

Zaroury has moved up to sixth and his points in this game saw him win the player of the month for October, beating Cork, the September winner, by one point.

Watch out for the next vote and player ratings following tonight’s home game against Rotherham. Below is the Reading result, the October player of the year result and the current player of the year table.


48% – Manuel Benson
36% – Anass Zaroury
6% – Jordan Beyer
5% – Samuel Bastien
2% – Taylor Harwood-Bellis
2% – Nathan Tella
1% – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
0% – Josh Brownhill, Arijanet Muric, Connor Roberts, Jay Rodriguez & Vitinho
0% – Ian Maatsen


8.63 – Manuel Benson
7.96 – Anass Zaroury
7.21 – Jordan Beyer
6.96 – Nathan Tella
6.43 – Arijanet Muric
6.38 – Vitinho
6.29 – Josh Brownhill
6.23 – Samuel Bastien
6.18 – Ian Maatsen
6.05 – Connor Roberts
5.98 – Taylor Harwood-Bellis
5.84 – Jay Rodriguez
5.82 – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson


28: Anass Zaroury
27: Jack Cork
21: Nathan Tella
20: Manuel Benson
14: Charlie Taylor & Vitinho
11: Jordan Beyer
10: Taylor Harwood-Bellis
8: Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
7: Arijanet Muric
6: Josh Cullen & Connor Roberts
5: Josh Brownhill
1: Samuel Bastien & Jay Rodriguez


74: Jack Cork
40: Josh Brownhill
39: Nathan Tella
35: Manuel Benson
31: Taylor Harwood-Bellis
28: Anass Zaroury
27: Charlie Taylor
23: Jay Rodriguez
20: Ian Maatsen & Vitinho
17: Josh Cullen
15: Arijanet Muric
12: Jordan Beyer
9: Connor Roberts
8: Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson & Matt Lowton
7: CJ Egan-Riley
5: Samuel Bastien
2: Darko Churlinov
1: Dara Costelloe & Bailey Peacock-Farrell

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