Ronaldo nominated for goal of the month; Kane, Matip nominated for Player of the Month award for February

The Premier League has announced its nominees for their Player of the Month award for February, as well as their manager of the month & goal of the month.

Among the headline nominees is Harry Kane, who put in a classic performance during the victory over Manchester City. He scored twice at the Etihad before registering another goal and an assist in the 4-0 victory over Leeds.

Liverpool centre back Joel Matip is also up for the gong. The defender helped the Reds secure four straight wins to get back into the title race, earning three clean sheets as well as a goal against Leeds and an assist against Leicester.

Southampton’s excellent form has been recognised by Che Adams’ nomination. The forward was brilliant in the win at Spurs and also struck against Manchester United and Norwich.

Ryan Fraser, who scored against Everton and set up a goal at Brentford, is nominated, as is Ben Mee, who has helped Burnley turn their form around with three clean sheets, also scoring the winner against Tottenham.

Wilfried Zaha rounds off the list, having scored three goals in February. He was instrumental in the 4-1 victory at Watford and also netted a brilliant strike at Norwich.

Four bosses have been nominated for the Premier League’s Manager of the Month award for February.

Arsenal, Southampton, Newcastle and Liverpool all enjoyed excellent results in February and each of their managers have been shortlisted.

Leading the way is Jurgen Klopp, who saw his Liverpool side win four out of four games, ending the month with a positive goal difference of 11. They scored 12 goals, with six coming in the thrashing of Leeds, and have closed the gap on league leaders Manchester City to six points with a game in hand.

In similarly excellent form are Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal. The Gunners bolstered their Champions League hopes with three wins, beating Wolves home and away alongside a triumph over Brentford.

Eddie Howe has improved Newcastle’s chances of avoiding relegation with a run of three wins in four games, beating relegation rivals Everton and Brentford in the process.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has guided his Southampton team into the top ten of the Premier League over the past month, recording a particularly excellent 3-2 win at Tottenham. They also impressed in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United as they registered ten points from their four games.

It would be interesting to see who would be get the award for the goal of the month because there were some fantastic goals in the month of February.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Wilfried Zaha, Neal Maupay, Sadio Mane, Conor Gallagher, Oriol Romeu, Son Heung-min and Matty Cash are all in contention.

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