Vokes closing in after Bournemouth game
Sam Vokes came first in both the man of the match vote and the player ratings for the home game against Bournemouth and it has taken him to within three points of Jason Shackell at the top of the Clarets Mad Player of the Year Table.
It was Sam's strike partner Danny Ings who scored our late equaliser, heading home from close range after a header back to him from Shackell, but Vokes was without doubt once more in excellent form and gave Bournemouth problems all afternoon.
He won the man of the match with 30.4% of the vote. Michael Duff took second place with 21.1% with David Jones coming in third with 18.7% of the vote. A 6.0% share gave Shackell fourth place.
The same four players also took the top four places in the player ratings. Again Vokes was the winner with a rating of 7.30 out of 10. Shackell was second here with 7.23, followed by Jones and Duff who had ratings of 7.14 and 7.12 out of 10 respectively.
Vokes, the Clarets Mad Player of the Month in both September and October, has already laid down a marker for November and he won the maximum ten points towards the player of the year with all of Duff, Jones and Shackell collecting four points.
Shackell needed those points to stay on top but his lead over Vokes has now been reduced to three points. Ings is now a massive 22 points behind Vokes with Jones, who has gone clear of Kieran Trippier, a further ten points behind in fourth place.
The Bournemouth result and the current Clarets Mad Player of the Year Table are shown below.
MAN OF THE MATCH
30.4% - Sam Vokes21.1% - Michael Duff18.7% - David Jones6.0% - Jason Shackell5.4% - Keith Treacy4.3% - Danny Ings3.7% - Kieran Trippier3.0% - Michael Kightly2.7% - Ben Mee2.0% - Dean Marney1.3% - Scott Arfield & Tom Heaton
7.30 - Sam Vokes7.23 - Jason Shackell7.14 - David Jones7.12- Michael Duff6.86 - Tom Heaton6.77 - Keith Treacy6.74 - Kieran Trippier6.42 - Danny Ings6.12 - Michael Kightly6.07 - Dean Marney6.05 - Scott Arfield5.77 - Ben Mee
CLARETS MAD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
78: Jason Shackell75: Sam Vokes53: Danny Ings43: David Jones39: Kieran Trippier34: Scott Arfield26: Tom Heaton23: Michael Duff22: Keith Treacy12: Ben Mee8: Alex Cisak5: Michael Kightly & Junior Stanislas4: Dean Marney3: Kevin Long
Source: Clarets Mad
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