Tottenham Hotspur winger Lucas Moura and Watford manager Javi Gracia have snapped up the first monthly (August) awards of the Premier League season.
Tottenham winger Moura has taken the Player of the Month crown after a stunning start to the season, highlighted by a fine individual display in the win over Manchester United .
Moura was perhaps fortunate to be given his run in the Spurs team, replacing Son Heung-min who was away on international duty with South Korea.
His first Premier League goal came in the 3-1 win over
Fulham at Wembley, before the brace at Old Trafford the following week.
Meanwhile, Gracia claimed the Manager of the Month title after inspiring Watford to a perfect start to the season.
The Hornets are the surprise package of the campaign, sitting level at the top of the table with Liverpool and
Victory over Tottenham, where they came from a goal down, was a particular surprise, enforcing the impressive nature of the side.
Gracia’s style of play has been lauded by pundits and fans alike, rejuvenating a team who were tipped for relegation by some critics