Once again Manchester City have nominations for top-flight awards after another successful month of Premier League action in October.
City recorded just one defeat in their five top-flight English games last month, with that result being achieved at Anfield in controversial circumstances.
Overall though, it was a successful month for Pep Guardiola and its players, as they continued their intense pursuit of Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table.
October got off to a flying start, with Manchester City dismantling a Manchester United team in full confidence, as Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both scored hat-tricks in a 6-3 win at the Etihad Stadium.
City then scored another boatload of goals, putting in four assists Southampton home, ahead of the aforementioned trip to Merseyside on October 16.
Guardiola and his players then returned to the Etihad Stadium a week later, beating Brighton in a 3-1 win.
The month ended with an away trip to the King Power Stadium, with a fantastic free-kick from Kevin De Bruyne secured all three points in a 0-1 win for Manchester City.
The impressive nature of their performances was such that two members of the Manchester City The team have now received nominations for the Premier League Player of the Month award.
First of all, Erling Haaland was presented as a candidate for the award, following his six goals in four appearances in October.
by Erling Haaland six Premier League goals in October were complemented by two more assists, taking his tally of goal contributions in all competitions to 25 so far.
Join the Norwegian striker from Manchester City for the same price is Kevin De Bruynewho also recorded an impressive output of contributions to individual goals last month.
The Belgian midfielder made one more appearance than his attacking teammate, providing three assists.
De Bruyne’s ridiculous strike against Leicester was also one of two goals scored by the former chelsea playmaker, taking his tally of goal contributions for the season to 15 in all competitions.
Complete list of premier league October Player of the Month Nominations:
Joining his two players on shortlists this month is also Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola.
The Catalan manager has again been nominated for the Premier League Manager of the Month award, having been placed for the Best Manager award in August.
Full list of Premier League Manager of the Month nominations for October:
- Mikel Arteta, Arsenal
- Eddie Howe, Newcastle United
- Pep Guardiola, Manchester City