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He couldn’t add to his seven league goals this season but Chris Wood had the ball in the net in under fourteen seconds ahead of what was an outstanding performance from him in last Sunday’s game against  Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Playing as a lone striker with Josh Brownhill in an advanced midfield role, he caused United no end of problems. His performance won him both our man of the match and player ratings.

He polled 60% of the vote for the man of the match, way ahead of Brownhill who came second with a 15% share. James Tarkowski,  who scored our goal, was third with 11% with Jack Cork, with 5% of the vote, taking fourth place.

Three of those players too places in the top four in the player ratings too with Wood again on top with a rating of 8.08 out of 10. Tarkowski was second; he had a rating of 7.62; his central defensive partner Ben Mee took third place with 7.30. Cork was in fourth place, as he was in the man of the match vote; his rating was 7.24 out of 10.

It’s given Wood ten points towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year. Tarkowski has picked up five points with three points for Brownhill and two points for both Cork and Mee. Tarkowski’s points are significant in that they’ve moved him within three points of top of the table Nick Pope.

Mee remains the only player likely to compete with the pair, he’s currently 25 points behind Tarkowski with us having six games to play.

The Manchester United result and the current player of the year table are below and the next vote will be underway this Sunday after the game against Wolves at Molineux.


60% – Chris Wood
15% – Josh Brownhill
11% – James Tarkowski
5% – Jack Cork
4% – Bailey Peacock-Farrell
3% – Ben Mee
1% – Dwight McNeil
1% – Matt Lowton
1% – Ashley Westwood
0% – Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson & Charlie Taylor


8.08 – Chris Wood
7.62 – James Tarkowski
7.30 – Ben Mee
7.24 – Jack Cork
7.22 – Josh Brownhill
6.89 – Bailey Peacock-Farrell
6.76 – Ashley Westwood
6.54 – Dwight McNeil
6.19 – Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
6.11 – Matt Lowton
6.08 – Charlie Taylor


108: Nick Pope
105: James Tarkowski
80: Ben Mee
62: Matěj Vydra
61: Dwight McNeil & Charlie Taylor
60: Josh Brownhill
46: Matt Lowton
43: Chris Wood
25: Ashley Westwood
24: Bailey Peacock-Farrell & Jay Rodriguez
21: Erik Pieters
20: Robbie Brady
19: Kevin Long
17: Jack Cork
16: Jimmy Dunne
15: Phil Bardsley
10: Josh Benson & Will Norris
6: Bobby Thomas
5: Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
4: Ashley Barnes
3: Dale Stephens
2: Joel Mumbongo
1: Anthony Glennon

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