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Midfielder Jack Cork and forward Jay Rodriguez have been named as our best two players in the 2-1 win against Bristol City with the result of the man of the match and the player ratings.

Jay scored the winning goal in what was, overall, an excellent performance from him and he won the man of the match with 35% of the vote. Although always in front, it was close with Cork only a few votes behind him with a 33% share. Manuel Benson, who made a terrific start to the game, and scored the opening goal, came third with 10% while home debutant Jordan Beyer took fourth place with 7% of the vote.

The top two positions were reversed in the player ratings with Cork leading the way with 8.29 out of ten and Rodriguez in second place with 7.96. Benson was again third with a rating of 7.56 and just behind him in fourth place came Taylor Harwood-Bellis who had a rating of 7.52 out of ten.

It has given both Cork and Rodriguez eight points towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year. Benson has won four points with the two central defenders Harwood-Bellis and Beyer winning one point each.

It’s extended Cork’s lead at the top of the table to twelve points. Josh Brownhill remains second with Rodriguez now moving into third place just one point ahead of Harwood-Bellis who himself is one point ahead of Ian Maatsen.

It also brings the shortened month of September, football wise, to an end with just three games played. Cork is the month’s top player with eighteen points ahead of Charlie Taylor and Rodriguez who won eleven and ten points respectively.

The voting returns a week on Saturday following the away game against Cardiff.

The Bristol City result is below, followed by the September Player of the Month result and the current player of the year table.


35% – Jay Rodriguez
33% – Jack Cork
10% – Manuel Benson
7% – Jordan Beyer
4% – Taylor Harwood-Bellis
3% – Josh Cullen
2% – Arijanet Muric
2% – Ian Maatsen
1% – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson & Anass Zaroury
1% – Josh Brownhill & Connor Roberts
0% – Nathan Tella


8.29 – Jack Cork
7.96 – Jay Rodriguez
7.56 – Manuel Benson
7.52 – Taylor Harwood-Bellis
7.33 – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
7.29 – Jordan Beyer
7.27 – Anass Zaroury
7.15 – Josh Cullen
6.77 – Ian Maatsen
6.73 – Josh Brownhill
6.69 – Arijanet Muric
6.13 – Nathan Tella
5.94 – Connor Roberts


18: Jack Cork
11: Charlie Taylor
10: Jay Rodriguez
7: Taylor Harwood-Bellis
6: Manuel Benson & Arijanet Muric
3: Connor Roberts
4: Nathan Tella
1: Jordan Beyer


47: Jack Cork
35: Josh Brownhill
22: Jay Rodriguez
21: Taylor Harwood-Bellis
20: Ian Maatsen
18: Nathan Tella
15: Manuel Benson
13: Charlie Taylor
11: Josh Cullen
8: Matt Lowton & Arijanet Muric
7: CJ Egan-Riley
6: Vitinho
4: Samuel Bastien
3: Connor Roberts
2: Darko Churlinov
1: Jordan Beyer, Dara Costelloe & Bailey Peacock-Farrell

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