In the two games, no less than nine players won points towards the Clarets Mad Player of the Year with their performances getting them top four places in the man of the match votes and the player ratings.
Keith Treacy, on as a substitute for Martin Paterson just before half time, was the man of the match winner at Hillsborough. He polled 46.4% of the vote to give him a clear win over Brian Stock who had a 20.0% share. Third and fourth places were taken by Sam Vokes and Ross Wallace respectively with 6.8% and 5.3% of the vote respectively.
In the player ratings, the top two swapped places. Stock was the winner with a rating of 8.29 out of 10 with Treacy second; his rating was 7.81. Vokes was again third with 7.76 and 7.43 out of 10 ensured fourth place finishes for both Lee Grant and Danny Lafferty.
Four days later at Barnsley it was very much the day for the defenders. Michael Duff took the top place in the man of the match vote. He polled 18.0% with Lafferty coming second with 11.9%. Jason Shackell, playing against a former club, made it three out of three for the defenders, finishing third with 10.6% of the vote and with 10.0% there was a fourth place finish for debutant Dane Richards who came on during the second half as a substitute.
Duff made it a Barnsley double. A rating of 7.27 out of 10 saw him top of the player ratings. Lafferty scored 6.64 to finish second with Shackell and Vokes sharing third place, with both having ratings of 6.55 out of 10.
Duff, with ten, won the most points from the two games, just ahead of both Stock and Treacy who won eight points. Lafferty claimed seven and there were six points for Vokes, four for Shackell and one each for Grant, Richards and Wallace.
The player of the year table now shows Charlie Austin with a twenty point lead. Grant remains in second place with Stock now third, nine points behind Grant and two points ahead of Dean Marney who is fourth.
The next vote will be the man of the match for the Crystal Palace game and will be available from around an hour after the final whistle tomorrow.
The result from the latest two games are below along with the current player of the year table.
MAN OF THE MATCH
46.4% - Keith Treacy20.0% - Brian Stock6.8% - Sam Vokes5.3% - Ross Wallace4.5% - Kieran Trippier3.4% - Michael Duff3.0% - Jason Shackell2.6% - Lee Grant2.3% - Danny Lafferty1.9% - Danny Ings1.5% - David Edgar & Chris McCann0.8% - Martin Paterson
8.29 - Brian Stock7.81 - Keith Treacy7.76 - Sam Vokes7.43 - Lee Grant & Danny Lafferty7.10 - Kieran Trippier6.81 - Michael Duff6.76 - Jason Shackell6.62 - Ross Wallace6.48 - David Edgar6.29 - Danny Ings6.05 - Chris McCann5.05 - Martin Paterson
MAN OF THE MATCH
18.0% - Michael Duff11.9% - Danny Lafferty10.6% - Jason Shackell10.0% - Dane Richards9.4% - Danny Ings5.0% - Kieran Trippier4.4% - Ross Wallace3.8% - Dean Marney3.1% - Brian Stock & Sam Vokes2.5% - David Edgar & Keith Treacy
7.27 - Michael Duff6.64 - Danny Lafferty6.55 - Jason Shackell & Sam Vokes6.45 - Kieran Trippier6.27 - Danny Ings6.18 - David Edgar6.00 - Dane Richards5.64 - Ross Wallace5.09 - Keith Treacy4.82 - Dean Marney4.45 - Brian Stock3.64 - Brian Jensen
CLARETS MAD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
99: Charlie Austin79: Lee Grant70: Brian Stock68: Dean Marney59: Michael Duff40: Ben Mee38: Jason Shackell34: Chris McCann30: Kieran Trippier22: Danny Lafferty20: Danny Ings & Sam Vokes18: Brian Jensen16: Ross Wallace15: Joseph Mills14: Junior Stanislas10: Martin Paterson & Keith Treacy7: Kevin Long6: Marvin Bartley3: David Edgar2: Steven Hewitt1: Dane Richards
Source: Clarets Mad