Player of 2011 poll

A clarification on our Player of 2011 poll

Last Updated: 23/12/11 3:07pm

Thanks to everybody who voted in our Player of the Year poll for the Goals on Sunday Christmas Special.

Liverpool fans will be pleased to hear that Luis Suarez topped the poll at midnight on Thursday night when voting was due to close.

Due to an error the poll remained open until 7.30am and in these hours a surge of votes came in for Manchester United winger Nani, which saw him overtake the Liverpool striker.

But as you'll see when you tune in to Goals on Sunday, we have recognised Suarez as the winner of the poll as he was top at midnight when the vote was due to close.

We'll also make it clear that Nani had overtaken him by the time the poll was taken down.

We'd like to point out that neither Ben Shephard nor Chris Kamara had anything to do with the voting process and they'd like to thank you for your contributions to the discussion.

We hope you are looking forward to the Goals on Sunday Christmas Special when you can see Ben and Kammy discussing the players of the year with Ian Wright and Robbie Keane.

Merry Christmas from everybody on the show.