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I headlined my report from the 3-0 win at Brighton with the one word ‘Woutstanding’ on the day our new signing Wout Weghorst scored his first Burnley goal in what, for him, was a man of the match performance.

The Dutchman had already made a big impression in the home games against Manchester United and Liverpool, but was exceptional in this game, scoring the first goal, getting an assist in the second scored by Josh Brownhill and making a telling contribution for Aaron Lennon’s goal that completed the scoring.

His performance won him both the man of the match and the player ratings on Up the Clarets, the first time he’s done the double. It was no close call with the man of the match; he won 60% of the vote with Lennon coming second with a 23% share. That left the other players with just a further 17% between them from which Brownhill was third with 4% and Nathan Collins, who came in for James Tarkowski, in fourth place with 4% of the vote.

Those same four players were the top four too in the player ratings. Weghorst was the winner with a rating of 8.94 out of ten with Lennon again second with a score of 8.66. Brownhill and Collins were the other way round; Collins was third with a rating of 8.40 and Brownhill fourth with 8.30 out of ten.

It’s given Weghorst ten points towards the Up the Clarets Player of the Year. Lennon won six points with three points each for Brownhill and Collins. There isn’t any change at the top of the table with Tarkowski and Taylor, the top two, both ruled out of the game.

The Spurs VOTE will run until 5 p.m. tomorrow after which the Palace vote will be underway. The Brighton result is below, followed by the updated player of the year table.


60% – Wout Weghorst
23% – Aaron Lennon
6% – Josh Brownhill
4% – Nathan Collins
2% – Connor Roberts
1% – Ben Mee
1% – Maxwel Cornet
1% – Jack Cork, Dwight McNeil & Erik Pieters
0% – Nick Pope & Jay Rodriguez


8.94 – Wout Weghorst
8.66 – Aaron Lennon
8.40 – Nathan Collins
8.30 – Josh Brownhill
8.23 – Ben Mee
7.74 – Connor Roberts
7.38 – Jay Rodriguez
7.36 – Jack Cork
7.21 – Dwight McNeil & Erik Pieters
7.15 – Nick Pope
6.64 – Maxwel Cornet


73: James Tarkowski
66: Charlie Taylor
52: Nick Pope
50: Nathan Collins
46: Maxwel Cornet
44: Dwight McNeil
39: Ben Mee
29: Aaron Lennon
26: Josh Brownhill & Matt Lowton
20: Wayne Hennessey
17: Wout Weghorst
16: Jay Rodriguez
15: Connor Roberts
13: Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson
12: Matěj Vydra
11: Chris Wood
10: Phil Bardsley
7: Erik Pieters
6: Dale Stephens
5: Jack Cork
1: Ashley Westwood

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