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Maxwel Cornet made a dramatic debut as a substitute last week against Arsenal and while it didn’t win him the player ratings, he was very much the choice as man of the match in the 1-0 defeat.

He came on with just over half an hour to go, one of two changes with Matěj Vydra joining him, and he gave the crowd a lift and came as close as anyone to bringing us level.

Such was his impact that he won the man of the match with 53% of the vote with James Tarkowski the closest to him with a 16% share in second place. Charlie Taylor was third with 8% and just behind him came Josh Brownhill in fourth place with 7% of the vote.

Cornet was close to the double but didn’t just quite make it in the player ratings. He scored 7.39 out of 10 but that was just behind Tarkowski whose rating was 7.41. Ben Mee and Taylor came joint third; both had ratings of 6.73 out of ten.

That result has given both Cornet and Tarkowski eight points towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year. There are four points for Taylor, two for Mee and one point for Brownhill.

McNeil remains top of the table with 31 points, but Tarkowski is now just seven points behind him with Taylor a further five points away in third place.

The Rochdale VOTE is still open and will remain so until the end of today with the Leicester vote getting underway within an hour of the final whistle tomorrow.

The Arsenal result and the current player of the year table are below.

MAN OF THE MATCH

53% – Maxwel Cornet
16% – James Tarkowski
8% – Charlie Taylor
7% – Josh Brownhill
3% – Matt Lowton, Dwight McNeil, Matěj Vydra & Ashley Westwood
2% – Ben Mee
1% – Ashley Barnes
1% – Chris Wood
1% – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson & Nick Pope

PLAYER RATINGS

7.41 – James Tarkowski
7.39 – Maxwel Cornet
6.73 – Ben Mee & Charlie Taylor
6.44 – Matěj Vydra
6.34 – Josh Brownhill
6.15 – Dwight McNeil
6.00 – Matt Lowton
5.68 – Nick Pope
5.59 – Chris Wood
5.56 – Ashley Westwood
5.49 – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
4.71 – Ashley Barnes

UP THE CLARETS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

31: Dwight McNeil
24: James Tarkowski
19: Charlie Taylor
11: Ben Mee
10: Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson & Wayne Hennessey
8: Maxwel Cornet
7: Josh Brownhill
4: Aaron Lennon & Chris Wood
3: Nathan Collins & Nick Pope
1: Matt Lowton & Ashley Westwood

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