Haaland wins August Premier League player of the month
Manchester City new signing and forward, Haaland, has clinched the Premier League’s Player of the Month for August after scoring nine goals in five games.
The 22-year-old bagged a double on his league debut against West Ham and scored once at Newcastle United before hitting consecutive hat-tricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest as City won four of their opening five games.
The Norwegian beat competition from Arsenal duo Gabriel Jesus and Martin Odegaard as well as Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic among others to win the award.
“I am delighted to win this award for the first time,” Haaland said. “It was an incredible start of the season for the team and I am grateful to everyone who voted.
“We all wanted to hit the ground running this season, so winning four games out of five was a great start for us in what is the most challenging competition in the world.
“I am happy to have played my part by scoring goals. Hopefully, I can continue to support the team… and carry on our strong start to the season.”