After scoring five times in four matches for Manchester City, the Argentine striker was named the league’s best player for the month
Sergio Aguero has won his fifth Premier League player of the month award, claiming the prize after scoring five goals in four Manchester City league appearances in January.
Aguero has thrived in the injury-enforced absence of fellow forward Gabriel Jesus, helping City remain on track to romp to the Premier League title.
The 29-year-old began 2018 with a goal in a 3-1 defeat of Watford, following up with a double against Burnley in the FA Cup and a late headed winner in the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final against Bristol City.
Aguero was not on target in City’s 4-3 loss at Liverpool – their first domestic defeat of the season – but he scored a perfect hat-trick in a 3-1 home win against Newcastle United.
With five Premier League player of the month awards to his name, Aguero is just one behind the joint-record holders, Spurs striker Harry Kane – the December winner – and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.
Aguero, currently two short of 200 goals for City, has continued his blistering form into February, scoring four times in Saturday’s rout of Leicester City.
The Argentina international was also on target in City’s last match, a 4-0 demolition of Swiss side Basel in the Champions League last-16 on Tuesday.
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January’s managerial prize went to Eddie Howe after Bournemouth climbed out of the Premier League’s relegation zone and into the top half during the month, ending Pep Guardiola’s run of four successive victories.
Willian claimed the goal of the month award for Chelsea’s superb team effort in a Premier League win at Brighton and Hove Albion.