Wagner pips Guardiola, Mourinho to Premier League Manager of the month award
David Wagner has won the Premier League Manager of the Month award for August following Huddersfield Town‘s impressive start to life back in the top flight.
Last season’s Championship playoff victors picked up seven points in their first three Premier League fixtures, and have yet to concede a goal.
Their campaign got off to the best possible start on the opening weekend with a 3-0 victory at Crystal Palace, which was followed up by a 1-0 win at home to fellow new boys Newcastle United.
A goalles draw with Southampton ensured that the Terriers finished August unbeaten and they currently sit third in the table behind only Manchester United and Liverpool.
The votes of a panel of experts and the public were combined, Wagner beating a shortlist of Pep Guardiola, Tony Pulis, Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho.
Should Huddersfield claim another shutout against West Ham United at the London Stadium on Monday night, they will become the first Premier League newcomers to keep four consecutive clean sheets from as many opening games.
Mane beats Lukaku, Morata to Premier League Player of the month for August
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has won the Premier League Player of the Month award for August following his impressive start to the 2017-18 campaign.
The 25-year-old scored in each of the opening three league fixtures for the Reds, and was also on target on the international stage for Senegal as they drew 2-2 with Burkina Faso in midweek.
Mane scored his first for the season in Liverpool’s opening-day 3-3 draw with Watford at Vicarage Road, before scoring the winner in their 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
He then got on the scoresheet once again and was named the man of the match as Jurgen Klopp‘s charges claimed an emphatic 4-0 win over Arsenal at Anfield.
Mane picks up the award having fended off competition from Manchester United trio Phil Jones, Romelu Lukaku and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata, Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl and Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah.
This is the first time that Mane has picked up a Premier League Player of the Month award since his move to England from Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg in 2014.