Raheem Sterling wins the Premier League Player of the Month award for the first time in over THREE years after scoring five out of five for Manchester City in December… while Pep Guardiola wins the Manager of the Month award on a clean sheet for the runaway leaders
- Raheem Sterling named Premier League Player of the Month in December
- The Manchester City attacker has scored five goals and an assist in five appearances
- His solid form helped City take a 10-point lead over their title rivals at the top
- Sterling is back at his best after patching up his relationship with Pep Guardiola
Raheem Sterling has been named Premier League Player of the Month after helping Manchester City to a commanding lead at the top of the league table in December.
Sterling, 27, played the full 90 minutes in five of City’s seven league games last month, scoring five goals and an assist for Pep Guardiola’s side.
His impressive form played a key role in victories over Aston Villa, Watford, Wolves, Newcastle and Leicester, results that cemented their grip on first place.
City also beat Leeds 7-0 to take a 1-0 win at Brentford, but Sterling was left out in both games.
Man City’s Raheem Sterling named Premier League Player of the Month in December
The England star is back at his best after patching up his relationship with Pep Guardiola
After leading the team to seven consecutive wins last month, Guardiola also took his second consecutive Manager of the Month award in a clean sheet for the runaway leaders.
City are now 10 points clear of the Premier League top with 17 games to play, although Liverpool can narrow the gap to eight points by winning their game in hand.
Anyway, Sterling had a great individual month in December and has therefore been awarded the Player of the Month award.
It is the England international’s third time to receive the award, but his last win came all the way back in 2018.
Sterling’s return from five goals in as many games helped City to 10 points clear of the top
Before December, he scored just two goals in 11 league appearances for City amid a tense relationship with Guardiola.
Sterling even flirted with the possibility of leaving the Etihad in October after losing his place on the side, insisting his lack of playing time could force him to go elsewhere. tense relationship with Guardiola.
But sports post revealed earlier this month that Guardiola has since patched things up with the player, who is now set to sign a new contract before the summer.
City are willing to give Sterling time to think about the decision, but they want his extension to be ironed out before the end of the season.