Raheem Sterling named Premier League Player of the Month
Raheem Sterling has won the Premier League's Player of the Month award after a stunning November for Manchester City.
City only played three Premier League games in November, but that did not stop Sterling from playing a role in six goals across his three outings.
The 24-year-old forward scored three and set up another trio of goals, with his display in the 6-1 demolition of Southampton at the start of the month particularly impressive.
Sterling set up Sergio Aguero for City's second goal on that day, before scoring a brace and also teeing up Leroy Sane for their sixth.
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He then went on to impress as City thumped West Ham 4-0 away from home, scoring and again setting up Sane, helping him clinch the award for the second time this season.
The Premier League's announcement comes after a difficult few days for Sterling, as he used social media on Sunday to address alleged racist abuse directed at him by a Chelsea supporter during City's 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge a day earlier.
The England star pointed the finger at the media for his treatment, suggesting the portrayal of black players in British newspapers was to blame.