We played well with ten men and were still very unfortunate to lose a game in which two players have taken the honours in the man of the match vote and the player ratings.
Brian Stock again played well in midfield, having to play mainly in the midfield four as we went 4-4-1, and Dean Marney also took the plaudits after taking over at right back from Trippier and turning in an excellent performance.
It was Marney who just came out on top in the man of the match vote. He polled 39.9% of the vote, ahead of Stock who had a 35.2% share. Goalkeeper Lee Grant was third with 11.1% and 4.1% of the vote was enough to give fourth place to central defender Michael Duff.
The players who took the top three places in the vote also came out in the top three of the player ratings. This time Stock was the winner with a rating of 7.94 out of 10, edging out Marney who registered a rating of 7.91. Grant, again third, had a rating of 7.82 and this time Jason Shackell came fourth, his rating was 7.03 out of 10.
Both Marney and Stock, therefore, win eight points towards the Clarets Mad Player of the Year. Grant has earned himself four points with the two central defenders, Duff and Shackell, getting one point each.
Charlie Austin is still way ahead but with Grant, Stock and Marney in the next three places the lead has been cut. He's now only 19 points ahead of Grant who himself holds a nine point lead over Stock who is a further five points ahead of Marney.
The next vote will be for the Hull game and will be online within an hour of the final whistle on Saturday.
The result from the Charlton game is below along with the current player of the year table.
MAN OF THE MATCH
39.9% - Dean Marney35.2% - Brian Stock11.1% - Lee Grant4.1% - Michael Duff2.3% - Chris McCann1.5% - Jason Shackell1.2% - Charlie Austin0.6% - Danny Lafferty & Martin Paterson0.3% - Junior Stanislas
7.94 - Brian Stock7.91 - Dean Marney7.82 - Lee Grant7.03 - Jason Shackell6.94 - Michael Duff6.88 - Chris McCann6.62 - Charlie Austin6.26 - Danny Lafferty5.74 - Junior Stanislas5.53 - Martin Paterson
CLARETS MAD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
82: Charlie Austin63: Lee Grant52: Brian Stock47: Dean Marney37: Ben Mee30: Chris McCann20: Kieran Trippier18: Brian Jensen & Jason Shackell16: Michael Duff15: Joseph Mills14: Junior Stanislas & Sam Vokes10: Martin Paterson6: Marvin Bartley3: David Edgar & Danny Lafferty2: Steven Hewitt & Ross Wallace
Source: Clarets Mad