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Jack Cork scored Burnley’s second goal last Thursday in the Europa League win against Aberdeen but it was his overall performance in the home tie that won him both the man of the match vote and the player ratings.

1718 burnley jack cork 01 500x500Cork was announced as the man of the match on the night and that was also the case on Up the Clarets after another fine show from the Clarets’ midfielder who enjoyed such a good 2017/18 season on his return to Turf Moor.

He won 50% of the vote, way ahead of Berg Guðmundsson who took second place with a 19% share. Ashley Barnes came on as a sub at half time, went on to score the third goal from the penalty spot; his performance took third place with 8% whilst 6% of the vote went to Ashley Westwood who finished fourth.

Cork was way ahead in the player ratings. He won it with a rating of 7.70 out of 10, some way ahead of Barnes who took second place with 6.93. That was just ahead of left-back Charlie Taylor with 6.90.

He came on for the injured Stephen Ward at the start of extra time and set up Cork’s goal with an excellent cross from the left. Guðmundsson and Anders Lindegaard shared fourth place, both having ratings of 6.87 out of 10.

That result won Cork the maximum ten points towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year with Barnes winning five points and Guðmundsson four points. There were also two points for Taylor and one each for Lindegaard and Westwood.

With those points added to the ones won from the first leg, Cork has now gone top of the player of the year table after these first two games of the season. The Aberdeen home game result is below, followed by the current table.


50% – Jack Cork
19% – Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
8% – Ashley Barnes
6% – Ashley Westwood
3% – Sam Vokes
3% – James Tarkowski
2% – Matt Lowton
2% – Charlie Taylor
2% – Ben Mee
1% – Dwight McNeil
1% – Chris Wood
1% – Aaron Lennon & Anders Lindegaard
1% – Stephen Ward


7.70 – Jack Cork
6.93 – Ashley Barnes
6.90 – Charlie Taylor
6.87 – Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson & Anders Lindegaard
6.40 – James Tarkowski
6.37 – Sam Vokes
6.27 – Dwight McNeil
6.13 – Matt Lowton & Ashley Westwood
6.03 – Chris Wood
5.67 – Ben Mee
5.53 – Stephen Ward
5.37 – Aaron Lennon


11: Jack Cork
10: Sam Vokes
7: Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
5: Ashley Barnes & Aaron Lennon
4: Anders Lindegaard
2: Charlie Taylor
1: Ashley Westwood

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