Brownhill back and on top in cup win
Burnley beat Nottingham Forest last week at the City Ground in the second round of the League Cup and Josh Brownhill led a much changed Burnley team to victory with a man of the match performance.
Brownhill, who had made just one late substitute appearance in the previous two league games, led the side that showed ten changes to a much better performance and won him both the man of the match and the player ratings.
He polled 26% of the vote to win the man of the match ahead of Charlie Taylor, who was starting a game for the first time since the title clinching night at Blackburn, who won a 22% share. Goalkeeper Arijanet Muric was third with 13% with Sander Berge, who replaced Aaron Ramsey early in the second half, taking fourth place with 12% of the vote.
The ratings were high with Brownhill this time sharing the top spot with Dara O’Shea, both of them scoring eight out of ten. Just behind them on 7.80 were Josh Cullen, another player who came on as a substitute in the second half, and Muric. They jointly took third place.
That has given Brownhill ten points towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year. There were also five points for O’Shea, four for Muric, three for Taylor and two for Cullen with Berge winning one point. All but O’Shea were winning their first points of the season.
It brings August to an end with Lyle Foster, courtesy of his two man of the match performances against Manchester City and Aston Villa, a clear winner.
The Spurs vote will end tonight with the result to follow tomorrow and then we have a break until we return to Forest in thirteen days time.
The Forest League Cup result is below, followed by the August Player of the Month result.
MAN OF THE MATCH
26% – Josh Brownhill
22% – Charlie Taylor
13% – Arijanet Muric
12% – Sander Berge
7% – Jacob Bruun Larsen
4% – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
4% – Dara O’Shea
3% – Nathan Redmond
2% – Ameen Al-Dakhil
2% – Hjalmar Ekdal
1% – Josh Cullen & Aaron Ramsey
1% – Jay Rodriguez
1% – Vitinho
8.00 – Josh Brownhill & Dara O’Shea
7.80 – Josh Cullen & Arijanet Muric
7.60 – Sander Berge & Hjalmar Ekdal
7.20 – Ameen Al-Dakhi, Nathan Redmond & Charlie Taylor
7.00 – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
6.80 – Jacob Bruun Larsen
6.60 – Aaron Ramsey
6.40 – Vitinho
5.80 – Jay Rodriguez
UP THE CLARETS AUGUST PLAYER OF THE MONTH
20: Lyle Foster
10: Josh Brownhill
6: Ameen Al-Dakhil, Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson, Luca Koleosho & Dara O’Shea
4: Arijanet Muric
3: Charlie Taylor
2: Zeki Amdouni, Jordan Beyer, Josh Cullen & Hannes Delcroix
1: Sander Berge
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