Pukki, Klopp Win August Premier League Awards

Pukki,  Klopp Win August Premier League Awards

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Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki has been named the Premier League Player of the Month for August.

Pukki, 29, beat Burnley’s Ashley Barnes, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino and Manchester City trio Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne to the prize, the first for the 2019/2020 campaign.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claimed August’s Manager of the Month prize after the Reds won all four of their opening league games.

Roy Hodgson, Brendan Rodgers and Pep Guardiola were the three other nominees for the award.

Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Burnley maintained their perfect start and saw the club record a 13th consecutive league victory.

Pukki scored five goals in four games in August in what is his maiden Premier League season, including a hat-trick in their 3-1 victory against Newcastle.

The Finland international, signed on a free transfer from Danish side Brondby IF in 2018, scored 29 league goals to help Norwich Citu seal promotion to the top flight as the Sky Bet Championship winners last term.

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