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Ashley Barnes scored his first league goals of the season in last Sunday’s demolition of local rivals Blackburn Rovers, scoring the first and third in the 3-0  victory.

His all-round performance deservedly won him the man of the match and the player ratings on a day when so many other players had turned in outstanding performances.

Barnes won the man of the match with 68% of the vote, followed by Josh Cullen in second place with 10% who was just ahead of Anass Zaroury, scorer of our second goal, who also won 10%. Josh Brownhill, who secured 6% of the vote took fourth place.

The top three in the player ratings were the same as the top three in the vote. Barnes won with a rating of 8.96 out of ten and Cullen rated 8.65. Zaroury took third place with 8.35 and Taylor Harwood-Bellis came fourth with a rating of 8.19 out of ten.

It’s ten points for Barnes towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year with Cullen winning six points and Zaroury four points with one point apiece for Brownhill and Harwood-Bellis. It hasn’t had a big effect on the top of the table although Zaroury, who is in third place, has now gone four points ahead of fourth place Brownhill.

This being the final game of November, has seen Manuel Benson become the player of the month with thirty points won in the four games. He joins previous monthly winners Brownhill (August), Cork (September) and Zaroury (October).

It will be a while before the next man of the of the match; that will come after our game at QPR on Sunday 11th December.

The Blackburn result is below followed by the player of the month result and the current player of the year table.


68% – Ashley Barnes
10% – Josh Cullen
10% – Anass Zaroury
6% – Josh Brownhill
2% – Jack Cork
1% – Taylor Harwood-Bellis
1% – Jordan Beyer
1% – Manuel Benson
0% – Vitinho
0% – Ian Maatsen & Arijanet Muric


8.96 – Ashley Barnes
8.65 – Josh Cullen
8.35 – Anass Zaroury
8.19 – Taylor Harwood-Bellis
8.05 – Jack Cork
8.02 – Josh Brownhill
7.88 – Jordan Beyer
7.32 – Manuel Benson
7.09 – Arijanet Muric
6.98 – Vitinho
6.91 – Ian Maatsen


30: Manuel Benson
17: Anass Zaroury
12: Ashley Barnes
10: Jack Cork
8: Josh Cullen
3: Halil Dervişoğlu
2: Matt Lowton, Ian Maatsen & Luke McNally
1: Samuel Bastien, Josh Brownhill & Taylor Harwood-Bellis


84: Jack Cork
65: Manuel Benson
45: Anass Zaroury
41: Josh Brownhill
39: Nathan Tella
32: Taylor Harwood-Bellis
27: Charlie Taylor
25: Josh Cullen
23: Jay Rodriguez
22: Ian Maatsen
20: Vitinho
17: Arijanet Muric
12: Ashley Barnes & Jordan Beyer
10: Matt Lowton
9: Connor Roberts
8: Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
7: CJ Egan-Riley
6: Samuel Bastien
3: Halil Dervişoğlu
2: Darko Churlinov & Luke McNally
1: Dara Costelloe & Bailey Peacock-Farrell

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