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It was a first ever man of the match win for Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson as the Clarets fell to the most undeserved of defeats last Saturday and he claimed the double in also winning the player ratings.

1718 burnley johann berg gudmundsson 00 500x500This was undoubtedly his best performance in Burnley’s colours. He struggled with some injuries last season but since regaining his place in the team recently has been in excellent form, although none quite as good as this superb performance against the Gunners which should surely have gone on to help Burnley to at least a point.

He walked away with the man of the match, winning 69% of the vote while fellow wide player Robbie Brady came in second with just 7%. Third and fourth places went to midfielder Steven Defour and defender James Tarkowski. Both had a 5% share with Defour winning one more vote.

Guðmundsson was also the clear winner in the player ratings which, despite the result, were rightly high throughout. He was the only player to push past nine though with a rating of 9.09 out of 10.

Ben Mee came second with a rating of 8.13 and just behind in third place was Brady who scored 8.00. The two full backs, Matt Lowton and Stephen Ward, jointly took fourth place, both had ratings of 7.87 out of 10.

The points awarded towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year start with the maximum 10 for Guðmundsson with Brady winning five points, three for Mee, two for Defour and one each for Lowton, Tarkowski and Ward.

That single point takes Tarkowski two points clear of Jack Cork at the top with Defour now just 13 points behind his fellow midfielder. Guðmundsson has now moved into sixth place behind that top three, Mee and Nick Pope.

Voting remains open for the Bournemouth Man of the Match until 5 p.m. tomorrow and you can also post your Player Ratings until that time.

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


69% – Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
7% – Robbie Brady
5% – Steven Defour
5% – James Tarkowski
4% – Ben Mee
3% – Ashley Barnes
2% – Jack Cork
2% – Matt Lowton
1% – Stephen Ward
0% – Jeff Hendrick & Nick Pope


9.09 – Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
8.13 – Ben Mee
8.00 – Robbie Brady
7.87 – Matt Lowton & Stephen Ward
7.72 – Steven Defour
7.70 – Jack Cork
7.68 – Ashley Barnes
7.66 – James Tarkowski
7.38 – Jeff Hendrick
7.34 – Nick Pope


60: James Tarkowski
58: Jack Cork
45: Steven Defour
35: Nick Pope
26: Ben Mee
19: Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
18: Robbie Brady
13: Stephen Ward
12: Sam Vokes
10: Phil Bardsley & Ashley Barnes
7: Scott Arfield
6: Ashley Westwood
5: Tom Heaton & Charlie Taylor
3: Chris Wood
2: Jeff Hendrick & Matt Lowton

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