Kane, Guardiola and Valencia win September Premier League honours

Friday 13th October , 2017 10:45 am
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Harry Kane’s September goal blitz has earned him the EA SPORTS Player of the Month award.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker scored six goals in four appearances last month and wins the award for the fifth time, moving level with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.

Only Steven Gerrard, with six, has won the accolade on more occasions.

The 24-year-old received the most combined votes from a panel of experts, Premier League captains and fans to claim the prize ahead of six other nominees: Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne, Brighton & Hove Albion’s Pascal Gross, Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles, Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata.

Pep Guardiola has won the Barclays Manager of the Month award after a perfect record with Manchester City in September.

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Guardiola’s side won all four fixtures, against Liverpool, Watford, Crystal Palace and Chelsea, scoring 17 goals without conceding.

It extended City’s winning run to five top-flight matches as they ended the month as Premier League leaders on goal difference.

The Spaniard was selected by a combination of votes from a panel of experts and the public.

He beat fellow nominees Jose Mourinho, Mauricio Pochettino and Arsene Wenger, earning the award for the second time since moving to the Premier League last season.

Antonio Valencia has won September’s Carling Goal of the Month for his thumping strike against Everton at Old Trafford.

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The Manchester United right-back left Jordan Pickford helpless with a venomous volley from Nemanja Matic’s cross on 17 September.

“I am delighted to receive this award for Carling Goal of the Month and I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me,” Valencia said.

“It’s a goal that I am proud of, I just hit it into the back of the net and then heard the crowd erupt at Old Trafford.

“It was a great feeling and it gave us the start we needed against Everton; we came away with three points which ended the day perfectly.”

The Ecuadorean won from an eight-goal shortlist thanks to the combined votes of a panel of experts and the public, who picked their favourite via the Carling Tap and Carling website.

 

 

 

Source: Premier League