Manchester City have nominations for a trio of high-profile awards following a successful month of Premier League action in August. Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions went unbeaten in their first month of defending their English top-flight title. The season got off to a winning start for the Blues, who won 0-2 at the London Stadium thanks to an Erling Haaland brace. That was followed by a 4-0 home win over Bournemouth, as Manchester City made it back-to-back wins at the Etihad Stadium. Their second away trip of the season was slightly more difficult, as a spirited Newcastle United side held Manchester City to a 3-3 draw in the North East. Home victories against Crystal Palace and newly-promoted Nottingham Forest got Pep Guardiola’s side back on track however, with 4-2 and 6-0 wins respectively putting the club in a commanding position towards the top of the table after the first month of action. Because of the quality of their performances, two Manchester City players have received nominations in three categories this week. First and foremost, Erling Haaland was nominated for the PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month award after scoring nine goals in his first five Premier League appearances. Gabriel Jesus, Pascal Gross, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Martin Odegaard, and Wilfried Zaha join Haaland on the list of nominees. Erling Haaland’s nine Premier League goals in August were accompanied by an assist, putting him in double digits for goal contributions before the second month of the season. The Norwegian international’s outstanding performance has been recognized by the Premier League, with Haaland nominated for the official Player of the Month award for August. Pascal Gross, Gabriel Jesus, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Martin Odegaard, Nick Pope, Rodrigo, and Wilfried Zaha will join Haaland. Haaland has nine goals in five games for City (Alamy)But you can’t go unbeaten in the Premier League for a month without crediting the tactical mind behind the operation. Pep Guardiola has been nominated for the Premier League’s Manager of the Month award for August. Mikel Arteta, Antonio Conte, Graham Potter, and Marco Silva join Manchester City’s Catalan coach on the list of nominees.
A month of Premier League action that has seen Manchester City nominated for three awards
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