Carlisle is joint leader

Last updated : 14 November 2007 By Tony Scholes
Clarke Carlisle
Clarke seems to be changing defensive partners almost on a weekly basis now, and such were the problems on Saturday that he lined up alongside left back Stephen Jordan and then, when Jordan was forced off with injury, saw midfielder Chris McCann playing alongside him.

It made no difference, and in a game where Burnley were never really under any serious threat from Leicester, he turned in probably his best performance yet in a Claret & Blue shirt, and incredibly he nearly didn't make the game himself. His wife gave birth on the Friday and it was touch and go whether he would be in the side.

In the man of the match vote on the site he claimed 28.3% of the vote to take all three points. Andy Gray, scorer of the only goal of the game, was in second place with 23.1% and taking the one point in third place was Wade Elliott, who had his best game of the season. He had 11.0% of the vote.

It was the same with the message board player ratings for Carlisle. He scored an average rating of 8.76 out of ten and that was some way clear of McCann who was in second place with an average of 7.81. Just behind McCann was Elliott with an average of 7.71 to take third place.

With the points added, the latest table is as follows:

28: Robbie Blake & Clarke Carlisle
23: Alan Mahon
21: Gabor Kiraly
19: David Unsworth
18: Kyle Lafferty
17: Andy Gray
13: Chris McCann & John Spicer
12: Steven Caldwell & Brian Jensen
8: Wade Elliott
3: Graham Alexander & Michael Duff
2: Ade Akinbiyi & Wayne Thomas
1: Stephen Jordan