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Jack Cork’s performance in the 1-0 win against Norwich this week won him both the man of the match and the player ratings, the fourth time this season he’s won both in the same game.

It was another midfield masterclass performance from the captain with the one blot coming when he collected his fifth yellow card of the season which will mean him sitting out today’s home game against Reading.

He won the man of the match with 36% of the vote, ahead of Anass Zaroury who was again in sparkling form on the left with his performance winning him a 29% share of the vote. Goalkeeper Arijanet Muric came third with 10% after arguably his best performance for Burnley which ended with that outstanding save to deny Norwich an equaliser through Teemu Pukki, and Jordan Beyer was fourth, just beating his defensive partner Taylor Harwood-Bellis with 8% of the vote.

In the player ratings, Cork came top with 8.07 out of ten and this time Muric claimed second place with 7.79. Zaroury was third with a rating of 7.66 while Harwood-Bellis was this time able to come in fourth with a rating of 7.34 out of ten.

It’s given Cork ten points towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year with both Muric and Zaroury picking up five points and the two central defenders one point each.

That has taken Cork 34 points clear at the top of the player of the year table, ahead of Josh Brownhill who retains his two point advantage over Nathan Tella with a cluster of players moving ever closer to those top positions.

The next vote will be underway this evening following today’s home game against Reading. The Norwich result and the current player of the year table are below.


36% – Jack Cork
29% – Anass Zaroury
10% – Arijanet Muric
8% – Jordan Beyer
8% – Taylor Harwood-Bellis
3% – Jay Rodriguez
2% – Josh Brownhill
1% – Manuel Benson & Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
1% – Vitinho
1% – Nathan Tella
0% – Ian Maatsen


8.07 – Jack Cork
7.79 – Arijanet Muric
7.66- Anass Zaroury
7.34 – Taylor Harwood-Bellis
7.24 – Jordan Beyer
7.07 – Jay Rodriguez
6.95 – Josh Brownhill
6.91 – Manuel Benson
6.67 – Nathan Tella
6.55 – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
6.47 – Ian Maatsen
6.24 – Vitinho


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

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