Austin takes Barnsley points with defenders on top against Blackburn
In a disappointing performance at Barnsley, Charlie Austin was voted out best player on Clarets Mad. Five days later it was the two central defenders taking the honours in the home draw against Blackburn Rovers.
Austin won both the man of the match and the player ratings against Barnsley. He polled 29.7% of the vote for the man of the match, just ahead of Michael Duff who had a 26.4% share. The next two places were taken by Ben Mee (12.8%) and Brian Stock (9.5%).
In the player ratings, Austin, with a rating of 7.50 out of 10, was the only player to hit the seven out of ten for a good performance.
Duff and right back Kieran Trippier were next with ratings of 6.67 and Mee came fourth, his rating was 6.50 out of 10.
To last Sunday and the winner of the man of the match was Duff with 27.4%.
Trippier was second with 18.6% and was followed by Ross Wallace and Brian Stock who claimed 16.9% and 16.1% respectively to take third and fourth places.
Duff's central defensive partner Jason Shackell who the player ratings. He had a rating of 7.17 out of 10, ahead of Duff on 7.07, Trippier with 7.06 and in fourth place was Stock with a rating of 6.98 out of 10.
The result of these two games gives Duff a total of 14 points towards the Clarets Mad Player of the Year. Austin, still well clear at the head of the table and stretching that lead claimed 10 points.
Other point scorers were Trippier with eight, Shackell with five, three each for Mee and Stock and two points for Wallace.
The result from the last two games is below along with the current player of the year table.
MAN OF THE MATCH
29.7% - Charlie Austin26.4% - Michael Duff12.8% - Ben Mee9.5% - Brian Stock5.4% - Jason Shackell4.7% - Kieran Trippier3.4% - Ross Wallace2.7% - Chris McCann2.0% - Lee Grant & Martin Paterson0.7% - Marvin Bartley & Danny Ings
7.50 - Charlie Austin6.67 - Michael Duff & Kieran Trippier6.50 - Ben Mee6.28 - Lee Grant6.00 - Danny Ings5.94 - Jason Shackell5.83 - Brian Stock5.22 - Chris McCann & Ross Wallace4.72 - Martin Paterson3.89 - Marvin Bartley
MAN OF THE MATCH
27.4% - Michael Duff18.6% - Kieran Trippier16.9% - Ross Wallace16.1% - Brian Stock7.1% - Jason Shackell6.8% - Dean Marney2.2% - Charlie Austin1.7% - Chris McCann & Ben Mee1.0% - Lee Grant0.5% - Martin Paterson
7.17 - Jason Shackell7.07 - Michael Duff7.06 - Kieran Trippier6.98 - Brian Stock6.89 - Ross Wallace6.52 - Dean Marney6.43 - Lee Grant6.37 - Charlie Austin5.50 - Chris McCann5.48 - Ben Mee4.93 - Martin Paterson
CLARETS MAD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
92: Charlie Austin63: Lee Grant62: Brian Stock55: Dean Marney40: Ben Mee31: Michael Duff30: Chris McCann28: Kieran Trippier27: Jason Shackell18: Brian Jensen15: Joseph Mills14: Junior Stanislas & Sam Vokes10: Martin Paterson7: Ross Wallace6: Marvin Bartley3: David Edgar & Danny Lafferty2: Steven Hewitt
Source: Clarets Mad
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