By Daniel Edu
Despite an impressive run of form in August, Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi narrowly missed out on the Premier League’s Player of the Month award, which was won by James Maddison of Tottenham Hotspur, as reported by Saturday Punch.
Awoniyi had a remarkable month, scoring in every game he played, including goals against Arsenal, Sheffield United, and Manchester United. His consistent scoring record put him in contention for the prestigious award.
However, James Maddison, who joined Tottenham Hotspur during the summer transfer window, clinched the Player of the Month accolade. Maddison made an instant impact, scoring once and providing two assists in Tottenham’s first three games of the season. His contributions helped Spurs adapt to the absence of former captain Harry Kane, with Tottenham currently sitting in second place in the Premier League, just two points behind leaders Manchester City.
Maddison’s outstanding performances in August have also positioned him as a strong contender for the Player of the Month award for September.
In addition to Maddison’s recognition, Tottenham Hotspur’s coach, Ange Postecoglou, was named the Premier League’s Manager of the Month. Postecoglou, a former Celtic treble-winner, made history by becoming the first Australian coach to manage in the Premier League. His aim is to bring an exciting, attacking style of football back to North London, and his early successes have been recognized with this managerial accolade.