It wasn't just his goals last Tuesday but his overall performance, probably as good as any he's given since making his Burnley debut in 2012, and it comfortably won him both the man of the match vote and the player ratings ahead of strike partner Sam Vokes.
The man of the match vote was no contest. Ings collected 62.7% of the vote and the highest since Charlie Austin polled 82.1% having scored a hat trick in a 3-3 draw against Sheffield Wednesday.
No other player reached double figures but Vokes came second with 8.1%, Michael Duff was third with a 6.6% share and 6.1% of the vote gave Scott Arfield, who scored the second goal, fourth place.
Ings was again a clear winner in the player ratings. His rating of 8.90 out of 10 is the highest this season, just beating the 8.85 gained by Shackell in the 3-0 win at Derby.
Vokes was again second and had a rating of 8.03, just ahead of third place David Jones whose rating was 7.97. Shackell took fourth place with a rating of 7.69 out of 10.
Ings received the maximum ten points towards the Clarets Mad Player of the Year. Vokes collected six points, there were two each for Duff and Jones with both Arfield and Shackell winning one point.
That's seen Ings move into second place behind Shackell whose lead has been reduced to 17 points. Kieran Trippier is now third with Jones and Vokes in joint fourth place.
The vote for the Leeds game continues. You can vote via the VOTING POLLS page or the front page of the site and the Player Ratings can be left on Eli's Message Board. Voting will continue to the end of tomorrow after which will be the vote for tomorrow's Capital One Cup tie against Nottingham Forest.
The result for the Birmingham game is below, followed by the current Clarets Mad Player of the Year Table.
MAN OF THE MATCH
62.7% - Danny Ings8.1% - Sam Vokes6.6% - Michael Duff6.1% - Scott Arfield4.3% - Dean Marney3.3% - David Jones2.5% - Jason Shackell2.3% - Michael Kightly1.5% - Kieran Trippier1.0% - Danny Lafferty0.8% - Tom Heaton0.5% - Junior Stanislas0.3% - Ben Mee
8.90 - Danny Ings8.03 - Sam Vokes7.97 - David Jones7.69 - Jason Shackell7.59 - Kieran Trippier7.48 - Scott Arfield7.45 - Dean Marney7.38 - Michael Duff6.90 - Tom Heaton6.62 - Michael Kightly6.38 - Danny Lafferty6.14 - Junior Stanislas5.72 - Ben Mee
CLARETS MAD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
45: Jason Shackell28: Danny Ings26: Kieran Trippier20: David Jones & Sam Vokes18: Keith Treacy14: Tom Heaton12: Scott Arfield8: Alex Cisak5: Junior Stanislas3: Michael Duff & Kevin Long2: Dean Marney
Source: Clarets Mad