Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola And Tottenham’s Harry Kane Win Awards

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has set a Premier League record by being named manager of the month four consecutive times.

City won six Premier League matches in December – including important victories over Manchester United and Tottenham – before drawing their seventh match against Crystal Palace.

 It is the fourth month in a row in which Guardiola has claimed the award.

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Tottenham striker Kane has been named Player of the Month for the second time this season after scoring eight goals in six matches in December.

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Tottenham’s Harry Kane is the EA SPORTS Player of the Month for December

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He has now equal ex-Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard’s record of winning the award six times.

Kane scored twice against Stoke, before getting back-to-back hat-tricks against Burnley and Southampton as he broke Alan Shearer’s record for the most Premier League goals in a calendar year.

Meanwhile, Jermain Defoe was awarded goal of the month with a spectacular effort in his side 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace.

He scored the equaliser came after the break with a stunning looped half-volley from an acute angle after Lewis Cook’s long ball.

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Defoe poses with his Carling Premier League Goal of the Month award

 

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