Arfield back with a man of the match performance

07 November 2013 11:00
Scott Arfield missed the home games against QPR and West Ham with injury but returned for the suspended Keith Treacy with a man of the match performance in the away draw at Millwall.

Burnley came from two goals behind to earn a point and Arfield was an influential player for us and came closer than anyone to completing the comeback with a winner when he saw his shot from the edge of the box rebound into play off the inside of the post.

He secured 31.5% of the man of the match vote, some way ahead of Sam Vokes, scorer of the first goal, who came second with a 14.6% share. The two central defenders took the next two places with Duff finishing third with 13.5% and Jason Shackell fourth with 10.7% of the vote.

Those four players were also in the points in the player ratings. Arfield was again the winner with a rating of 7.73 but this time it was Shackell in second place with 7.47. Third place was shared by three players, all of whom had a rating of 7.20 out of 10. They were Duff and Vokes and goalkeeper Tom Heaton.

Arfield, therefore, won the maximum ten points towards the Clarets Mad Player of the Year. Vokes collected five points and there were four points for both Duff and Shackell and two points for Heaton.

The result of the vote means Vokes has narrowed Shackell's lead at the top of the player of the year table by one point but both have extended their lead over third place Danny Ings. Arfield's ten points have now taken him above Heaton into sixth place, just five points behind David Jones and Kieran Trippier.

Currently the active vote is for the October Goal of the Month with four goals to choose from. You can vote until the end of tomorrow either via the front page or the VOTING POLLS page. The next man of the match vote, for the Bournemouth home game, will be underway within an hour of the final whistle on Saturday.

Both the man of the match and player ratings result for the Millwall game are below followed by the current Clarets Mad Player of the Year Table.


31.5% - Scott Arfield14.6% - Sam Vokes13.5% - Michael Duff10.7% - Jason Shackell8.4% - Michael Kightly6.2% - David Jones5.6% - Kieran Trippier3.9% - David Edgar3.4% - Ben Mee1.1% - Tom Heaton & Danny Ings


7.73 - Scott Arfield7.47 - Jason Shackell7.20 - Michael Duff, Tom Heaton & Sam Vokes6.87 - David Jones6.80 - Ben Mee6.73 - Michael Kightly6.53 - Danny Ings6.47 - David Edgar6.40 - Kieran Trippier


74: Jason Shackell65: Sam Vokes53: Danny Ings39: David Jones & Kieran Trippier34: Scott Arfield26: Tom Heaton22: Keith Treacy19: Michael Duff12: Ben Mee8: Alex Cisak5: Michael Kightly & Junior Stanislas4: Dean Marney3: Kevin Long

Source: Clarets Mad