Friday, 13 October 2017

Harry Kane, Guardiola & Valencia Win EPL Monthly Awards

Kane, Guardiola and Valencia win September English Premier League honours
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been named the EPL’s Player of the Month for September.

Kane beat Manchester City pair Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne, Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle and Brighton’s Pascal Gross to the award.

After failing to find the net in August, the 24-year-old scored six times in four league matches last month, hitting braces against Everton, West Ham and Huddersfield.

Kane’s only failure to score came in Spurs’ frustrating 0-0 home draw with Swansea.

He added another five in two Champions League matches and four in as many England internationals to finish September with 15 goals in 10 games for club and country.

Meanwhile, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has also be named Manger of the Month as well.

Guardiola’s men currently top the standings on goal difference, just above local rivals Manchester United, having made an impressive start to the season.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has his side playing some fascinating football and they won all four of their EPL matches in September, scoring 17 goals in the process.

This is the second time Guardiola will be winning the award after he took charge of the City in the summer of 216.

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

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.

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