Dwight is the first player of the month
Dwight McNeil, as he did at Liverpool, won both the man of the match and the player ratings from the 1-1 draw against Leeds United and is duly our August Player of the Month.
It was another terrific performance from McNeil who also played his part in our goal, taking the initial corner and then crossing the ball back in which led to the goal, but, as at Liverpool, it was a very good all round performance from him.
The man of the match reflects that. He won 61% of the vote with no other player reaching double figures. Charlie Taylor completed the left hand side with 8% and second place with Chris Wood and Josh Brownhill both securing 7% although Wood took third place with one more vote than Brownhill.
McNeil was again a comfortable winner in the player ratings with a score of 7.89 out of 10, this time ahead of James Tarkowski who scored 7.23. Wood was again third with a rating of 6.98 and just below that with 6.96 out of 10 was Ashley Westwood who took fourth place.
It’s another maximum ten points for McNeil. Wood picked up four points, with three each for Tarkowski and Taylor and one point each for Brownhill and Westwood.
It’s taken McNeil’s total so far to 21 points, seven ahead of Tarkowski who sits in second place, followed by Guðmundsson, Hennessey and Taylor who are all on three points.
With the international break now upon us, it’s a while before the next vote which will be after our game at Everton on Monday, 13th September.
The full Leeds result is below along with the August Player of the Month.
MAN OF THE MATCH
61% – Dwight McNeil
8% – Charlie Taylor
7% – Chris Wood
7% – Josh Brownhill
6% – James Tarkowski
4% – Ashley Westwood
3% – Ashley Barnes
2% – Ben Mee
1% – Matt Lowton
1% – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson & Aaron Lennon
1% – Nick Pope
7.89 – Dwight McNeil
7.23 – James Tarkowski
6.98 – Chris Wood
6.96 – Ashley Westwood
6.92 – Charlie Taylor
6.66 – Josh Brownhill & Ben Mee
6.49 – Ashley Barnes
6.45 – Matt Lowton
6.38 – Nick Pope
6.08 – Aaron Lennon
5.81 – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
UP THE CLARETS AUGUST PLAYER OF THE MONTH
21: Dwight McNeil
14: James Tarkowski
10: Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson, Wayne Hennessey & Charlie Taylor
6: Josh Brownhill & Ben Mee
4: Aaron Lennon & Chris Wood
3: Nathan Collins
1: Matt Lowton, Nick Pope & Ashley Westwood