Erling Haaland wins Premier League Player of the Month

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Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has been named the Premier League’s Player of the Month for August.

The 22-year-old scored a record nine goals in five games in the month under review.

He bagged a brace on his league debut against West Ham United and scored once at Newcastle United before hitting consecutive hat-tricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest as City won four of their opening five games.

Haaland defeated Arsenal duo Gabriel Jesus and Martin Odegaard as well as Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic among others to clinch the award.

The Norwegian joined City from Borussia Dortmund this summer and has been the star-man for Pep Guardiola’s side this season.