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With the score 0-0 at half time, manager Vincent Kompany made two substitutions ahead of the second half, one of them being Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson.

He had a superb second half that included scoring both goals in the 2-0 win, the first time he’s notched a brace for the Clarets in his seven years at the club. And this second half performance from him has won him both the man of the match and the player ratings.

He polled 51% of the vote to win the man of the match, some way ahead of Nathan Tella who was second with a 19% share. Central defender Jordan Beyer was third with 12% and just behind him, 10% of the vote won fourth place for Josh Cullen.

Guðmundsson was right at the top of the player ratings too with 8.32 out of ten and again it was Tella in second place with 8.08. Cullen was third in the ratings, scoring 7.89 with Connor Roberts claiming fourth place with a rating of 7.71 out of ten.

That result brings ten points towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year for Guðmundsson and six points for Tella. Cullen wins three points and there are two points for Beyer and one point for Roberts.

Guðmundsson has become the ninth player to reach a half century of points but Cullen has now moved on to 121 points at the top, nine ahead of second place Beyer with Cork remaining third and Tella, in fourth place, is now just one point away from reaching three figures.

Six votes to go until the end of the season to determine our 2022/23 winner. The first of them will be underway tomorrow after the game at Reading.

The Sheffield United result and the current player of the year table can be found below.


51% – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
19% – Nathan Tella
12% – Jordan Beyer
10% – Josh Cullen
4% – Connor Roberts
1% – Ashley Barnes, Jack Cork & Arijanet Muric
1% – Manuel Benson, Josh Brownhill & Ian Maatsen
0% – Lyle Foster
0% – Taylor Harwood-Bellis & Charlie Taylor


8.32 – Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
8.08 – Nathan Tella
7.89 – Josh Cullen
7.71 – Connor Roberts
7.39 – Jordan Beyer
7.29 – Arijanet Muric
7.08 – Manuel Benson
6.92 – Charlie Taylor
6.87 – Josh Brownhill
6.82 – Taylor Harwood-Bellis
6.74 – Ian Maatsen
6.47 – Jack Cork
6.21 – Ashley Barnes
6.11 – Lyle Foster


121: Josh Cullen
112: Jordan Beyer
105: Jack Cork
99: Nathan Tella
84: Manuel Benson
59: Anass Zaroury
56: Ian Maatsen
52: Ashley Barnes
50: Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
44: Josh Brownhill & Charlie Taylor
36: Arijanet Muric
35: Taylor Harwood-Bellis
33: Connor Roberts
25: Ameen Al-Dakhil
23: Jay Rodriguez
22: Hjalmar Ekdal
21: Vitinho
15: Bailey Peacock-Farrell
10: Matt Lowton
7: CJ Egan-Riley
6: Samuel Bastien
3: Halil Dervişoğlu
2: Darko Churlinov, Luke McNally & Michael Obafemi
1: Dara Costelloe

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