Bruno Fernandes named Premier League Player of the Month – originally published on Sportslens.com
Bruno Fernandes has won Premier League Player of the Month for November 2020.
The Portuguese playmaker The month started with a 1-0 home loss to Arsenal. He followed, however, with an outstanding performance at Goodison Park, scoring two goals and assisting once when Manchester United beat Everton 3-1 1-0.
After the international break, Fernandes scored the only goal from the penalty spot when the Red Devils defeated the newly promoted West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford.
We introduce your @EASPORTSFIFA Player of the Month November…
– Premier League (@premierleague) December 11, 2020
To round off November, the former Sporting CP man scored Man Utd's first goal in a staggering 3-2 comeback against Southampton, helping Edinson Cavani's equalizer.
In addition to his premier performances, Fernandes scored a brace in the Champions League home game against Istanbul Basaksehir, including an impressive half volley to open the goal in the seventh minute.
This is the third time Fernandes has won the award since signing it in January, having won the award in February and June of last season. Only 12 players in history have ever won the award more than three times. In fact, he's won 50% of Player of the Month awards since joining the Premier League.
That made him 26 years old -old was only the third Premier League player to win three POTM trophies in a calendar year, after Ashley Young in 2008 and Harry Kane in 2017 (over WhoScored on twitter).
Prize were Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Tottenham Hotspur, James Ward-Prowse, midfielder from Southampton, Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, Angelo Ogbonna from West Ham United and Ben Chilwell from Chelsea.