Three players share Villa points

01 November 2010 10:41
Burnley exited the Carling Cup last Wednesday when they were beaten 2-1 by Aston Villa in a game that went to extra time and three players proved to be the best on the night. Lee Grant - first points of the seasonThose three players, goalkeeper Lee Grant, and defenders Tyrone Mears and Clarke Carlisle, took the top three places in both the man of the match vote and the player ratings and took all the points available towards the Clarets Mad Player of the Year.For Grant, it was his third appearance this season, with all coming in the Carling Cup and Carlisle was returning to the team after completing his three match ban following the somewhat harsh red card he received at Millwall.It was goalkeeper Grant who came out on top in the man of the match, polling 34.2% of the vote with central defender Carlisle in second place with a 17.4% share. Mears claimed third place with 14.1% of the vote.The only difference in the player ratings was the top two swapping places with Carlisle winning it with a rating of 8.70 out of 10 and Grant second and his rating was 8.20. Again Mears was third with a rating of 8.00 out of 10.That gives both Grant and Carlisle five points each towards the Clarets Mad Player of the Year with Mears winning two points. Carlisle's points take him to fourth in the table whist for Grant, not used in league games until yesterday at QPR, they were his first points of the season.The voting for that league game at QPR is currently underway and will run until the end of tomorrow (Tuesday night). Wednesday brings the October Goal of the Month vote with six goals to choose from. The voting polls, as always, are down the right hand side of the front page.Clarets Mad Player of the Year Table41: Chris Eagles34: Jack Cork30: Andre Bikey19: Clarke Carlisle16: Wade Elliott13: Chris Iwelumo11: Brian Jensen6: Dean Marney & Tyrone Mears5: Lee Grant & Jay Rodriguez3: Leon Cort2: Ross Wallace & Steven Thompson1: Graham Alexander & Danny Fox