OFFICIAL: Harry Kane named EPL Player of the Month for December with 8 goals
OFFICIAL: Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has equalled Steven Gerrard’s Premier League record with his 6th EPL Player of the Month award.
The 24-year-old scored eight goals in six December matches, including back-to-back hat-tricks against Burnley and Southampton, to set a record of 39 PL goals in a calendar year.
And as a result he equals Liverpool legend Gerrard with six EA SPORTS Player of the Month awards, the most monthly prizes for any player in the competition’s history.
“It’s amazing, very proud of that,” he said.
Kane helped Spurs win four and draw one of their six matches last month, helping them to their current position of fifth in the PL table.
“I’d probably say my favourite goal was the one that broke the [calendar year] record against Southampton,” he said.
“Obviously there’s a lot of talk before the game about whether I’d do it or not so to get that goal early on in the game as well, it was a great achievement.”
The England striker received the most combined votes from a panel of experts, Premier League captains and fans to claim the award ahead of seven other nominees.
They were Chelsea wing-back Marcos Alonso, West Ham United’s Marko Arnautovic, Liverpool duo Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, Jesse Lingard of Manchester United, Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez and Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi.