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I think it is fair to say that our game at West Ham a week last Saturday didn’t see one of our better performances of the season. We fell behind to an early goal from which we never really recovered and for most of the remainder of the game we didn’t really threaten to get back into it.

The performance led to a string of low player ratings and, as is often the case, a substitute tends to do well in this situation. That was very much the case here and deservedly so with Dwight McNeil coming back from injury and replacing Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson at half time.

His performance won him just over half of the votes to win the man of the match with that 50% share. Captain Ben Mee was second with 17% of the vote with Robbie Brady taking third place with 9%. Josh Brownhill and James Tarkowski shared fourth place, both securing 6% of the vote.

Dwight was some way ahead in the player ratings too. He scored 7.44 out of 10 with Mee again in second place with a rating of 6.62. Goalkeeper Nick Pope was in third place with 6.20 while Matt Lowton finished fourth with a rating of 6.17 out of 10.

This has given McNeil ten points towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year with Mee winning six points. Both Brady and Pope picked up two points with one point for each of Brownhill, Lowton and Tarkowski.

It’s getting tight at the top of the player of the year table with just nine points separating the top five. Pope leads the way with 60 points, four ahead of Charlie Taylor. Brownhill is next, a further three points behind and just two points below the midfielder are the two central defenders Mee and Tarkowski who are now level on 51 points.

We will have the Liverpool result soon while you can still VOTE for your Fulham man of the match until just after tomorrow’s final whistle against Aston Villa.

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

MAN OF THE MATCH

50% – Dwight McNeil
17% – Ben Mee
9% – Robbie Brady
6% – Josh Brownhill & James Tarkowski
4% – Matt Lowton & Matěj Vydra
2% – Erik Pieters
1% – Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
0% – Ashley Barnes, Nick Pope & Chris Wood
0% – Ashley Westwood

PLAYER RATINGS

7.44 – Dwight McNeil
6.62 – Ben Mee
6.20 – Nick Pope
6.17 – Matt Lowton
6.13 – James Tarkowski
5.79 – Robbie Brady
5.58 – Matěj Vydra
5.28 – Ashley Westwood
5.17 – Josh Brownhill
4.90 – Erik Pieters
4.72 – Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
4.10 – Ashley Barnes
4.03 – Chris Wood

UP THE CLARETS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

60: Nick Pope
56: Charlie Taylor
53: Josh Brownhill
51: Ben Mee & James Tarkowski
28: Dwight McNeil
20: Robbie Brady
17: Kevin Long
16: Ashley Westwood
14: Phil Bardsley & Jimmy Dunne
12: Matt Lowton
10: Josh Benson, Will Norris, Bailey Peacock-Farrell & Matěj Vydra
9: Jay Rodriguez
8: Erik Pieters
6: Bobby Thomas
4: Chris Wood
3: Ashley Barnes
2: Joel Mumbongo
1: Anthony Glennon, Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson & Dale Stephens

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