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Pep Guardiola Picks Up 11th Manager Of The Month Award With December Win

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola

January 14, (THEWILL) – For the second month in a row, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been named Premier League Manager of the Month. After winning the award in November, the City manager has been rewarded once more for a stellar December.

Last month, City was undefeated in the Premier League, winning all seven of the team’s domestic matches to take an eight-point lead at the top of the league.

Guardiola has now won the Manager of the Month accolade 11 times in total during his stint at City, putting him in third place in the overall standings.

It has also moved the Catalan ahead of David Moyes, with just Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson having won the honour more times.

The month of December began with a magnificent 2-1 win away at Aston Villa, and City continued in a similar vein for the rest of the month following a Villa Park victory with a 3-1 win at Watford, a 1-0 win at home against Wolves, and a stunning 7-0 win at the Etihad against Leeds.

City then defeated Newcastle United 4-0 on the road before also walloping Leicester 6-3 in a spectacular Boxing Day match.

The month of December was then wrapped up with a 1-0 victory away at Brentford, capping off a fantastic month.