Guadiola named Premier League Manager of the Month

Author: Daily Mail
Pep Guardiola is joined by his backroom staff
Pep Guardiola is joined by his backroom staff

Manchester City enjoyed a flawless February and their feats have seen boss Pep Guardiola been named Premier League Manager of the Month.

The reigning Premier League champions started the month lying five points adrift of Liverpool but ended it one-point behind the then-league leaders. Following last weekend's results they are now a point above.

City's month of February saw a 100 per cent record as they won all four of their Premier League games - including a 3-1 home win over Arsenal and a 6-0 Etihad drubbing of Chelsea.

Guardiola's side also won 2-0 at Everton and 1-0 at home against West Ham.

It is the sixth time Guardiola has won the monthly manager award, after votes from the public were combined with those of a panel of football experts.

The Spaniard saw off competition from Emery and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was unable to scoop the prize for the second time in a row after his January triumph.

He will be hoping his side can continue their good form when they host Watford at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. 

It was a double swoop for City, with star striker Sergio Aguero named Premier League Player of the Month too.