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1819 burnley jack cork 00 500x500During this international break, we’ll be catching up on the man of the match and player ratings results which have fallen behind in recent weeks and today we start with the home defeat against Watford which was played 17 days ago.

Midfielder Jack Cork took the honours in this game, one in which we looked the more likely winners when we went in level at half time with the score at 1-1 before conceding two goals early in the second half that decided things.

Cork won both the man of the match vote and the player ratings. He polled 37% of the man of the match vote, ahead of Jeff Hendrick who came second with a 20% share. Central defender James Tarkowski took third place with 12% while Ashley Westwood made fourth place with 8% of the vote.

The player ratings saw the same three players in the top three places and they were the only three players to score higher than the average of six out of ten. Cork won it with a rating of 6.82 and that was just ahead of Hendrick who scored 6.78. Tarkowski claimed third place with a rating of 6.12 with fourth place going to goalkeeper Joe Hart who had a rating of 5.94 out of 10.

This result means Cork wins the maximum ten points towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year with Hendrick winning six points and Tarkowski four points. Both Hart and Westwood won one point.

It means Cork returns to the top of the table. He has a seven point lead over James Tarkowski, who has moved into second place, with previous leader Joe Hart a further point behind.

Voting is still open for the Man of the Match and the Player Ratings for last Sunday’s game against Manchester United. Both will close at the end of today.

The Watford result and the player of the year table after that game are below.


37% – Jack Cork
20% – Jeff Hendrick
12% – James Tarkowski
8% – Ashley Westwood
7% – Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
4% – Joe Hart
4% – Matt Lowton
2% – Aaron Lennon & Sam Vokes
1% – Stephen Ward
1% – Ashley Barnes, Ben Mee & Chris Wood


6.82 – Jack Cork
6.78 – Jeff Hendrick
6.12 – James Tarkowski
5.94 – Joe Hart
5.71 – Ashley Westwood
5.39 – Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
5.20 – Sam Vokes
5.16 – Aaron Lennon & Ben Mee
5.02 – Matt Lowton
4.88 – Ashley Barnes
4.67 – Stephen Ward
4.39 – Chris Wood


27: Jack Cork
20: James Tarkowski
19: Joe Hart
13: Ben Mee
10: Sam Vokes
8: Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
7: Jeff Hendrick
5: Ashley Barnes, Aaron Lennon, Kevin Long & Ashley Westwood
4: Anders Lindegaard
3: Charlie Taylor
1: Phil Bardsley & Ben Gibson

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