The Lowdown: Defeat for the Clarets
The Clarets made the trip to Bramall Lane for an important league clash, with the Blades set to provide Vincent Kompany’s side with a stern test.
A highly entertaining game eventually saw Burnley fall to a 5-2 defeat, despite being in front twice in the opening 45 minutes. Benson scored both of his side’s goals in the defeat, as his impressive run of form this season continues.
The Latest: Journalist lauds Benson
Taking to Twitter, Jones singled out the 25-year-old for praise after his influential performance, making this admission on Benson at the interval.
“Manuel Benson is in the form of his life.”
The Verdict: Huge player this season
With each passing week, the more Benson’s influence in a Burnley shirt seems to grow and he was impressive on Saturday, standing out for the away side in a high-tempo encounter.
Not only did he score twice but he also enjoyed a 94% pass completion rate, completed one key pass and made one tackle, according to SofaScore, in what was an imperious all-round display.
It’s now six Championship goals for the season for Benson, having only started four matches in the competition, and the hope is that this is only the start of his brilliance.
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