Erling Braut Haaland has been voted the Premier League Player of the Month for August following his electric start to life with Manchester City.
The Manchester City striker became the first player in the division’s history to score nine goals in his opening five games, surpassing the previous record of eight strikes set by Micky Quinn and Citizens legend Sergio Aguero.
Haaland then became only the sixth player in Premier League history to score back-to-back hat-tricks, taking the match ball home in victories against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest.
The Norway international’s impressive start in the English top flight has been rewarded, and he becomes the first player to claim the accolade in his first month in the division since Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes in February 2020.
Haaland fended off competition from Brighton & Hove Albion’s Pascal Gross, Arsenal doe Gabriel Jesus and Martin Odegaard, Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic, Newcastle United’s Nick Pope, Leeds United’s Rodrigo and Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha to win the award.
Speaking to mancity.com after receiving his award, Haaland said: “I am delighted to win this award for the first time – it was an incredible start of the season for the team and I am grateful to everyone who voted.”