Four goals and ten points for Jay Rod
It was inevitable that Jay Rodriguez would win both our man of the match vote and player ratings after he scored all four goals in last week’s 4-1 victory against Rochdale in the League Cup.
Jay couldn’t have done more to get himself in the reckoning for a place in the league team after scoring four second half goals after Rochdale had gone in front and he’d have likely or not played at Leicester but for picking up a training injury.
On a night when the two wide players scored heavily, he still strolled to both the man of the match and the player ratings. He polled 69% of the man of the match vote with only Maxwel Cornet, on his first Burnley start, hitting double figures with a 19% share. Aaron Lennon took third place with just a 4% share while 3% earned fourth place jointly for Jack Cork and Matěj Vydra.
The top four were just about the same in the ratings with Jay way in front with 8.91 out of 10. Cornet was second with 7.64, just ahead of Lennon who scored 7.63. Cork was fourth with a rating of 6.64 out of 10.
It’s given Rodriguez the maximum ten points towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year, his first points of the season. Cornet won another six points with four points for Lennon, two for Cork and one for Vydra, the latter two also winning their first points of the season.
The result has made little difference to the player of the year table although Cornet has now, after his terrific start, has moved into fourth place.
You can still VOTE for the man of the match at Leicester; that vote closes at the end of tomorrow, while the Rochdale result and current player of the year table can be seen below.
MAN OF THE MATCH
69% – Jay Rodriguez
19% – Maxwel Cornet
4% – Aaron Lennon
3% – Jack Cork & Matěj Vydra
1% – Ashley Westwood
0% – Phil Bardsley, Nick Pope & Ashley Westwood
0% – Nathan Collins & Erik Pieters
8.91 – Jay Rodriguez
7.64 – Maxwel Cornet
7.63 – Aaron Lennon
6.64 – Jack Cork
6.36 – Nick Pope
6.09 – Nathan Collins & Matěj Vydra
6.00 – Phil Bardsley & Ashley Westwood
5.68 – Erik Pieters
5.64 – James Tarkowski
UP THE CLARETS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
31: Dwight McNeil
24: James Tarkowski
19: Charlie Taylor
14: Maxwel Cornet
11: Ben Mee
10: Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson, Wayne Hennessey & Jay Rodriguez
8: Aaron Lennon
7: Josh Brownhill
4: Chris Wood
3: Nathan Collins & Nick Pope
2: Jack Cork
1: Matt Lowton, Matěj Vydra & Ashley Westwood