Swansea’s Gary Monk Named Barclays Premier League Manager of the Month; while Diego Costa is Named Barclays Premier League Player of the Month



Swansea City manager, Gary Monk has been rewarded with the award of Manager of the month for September owing to his team’s brilliant performances in the league so far.

Gary has overseen Swansea City to three wins out of three matches so far in the Barclays premier league including a high profile victory over much fancied Manchester United, managed by Louis Van Gaal at old Trafford. Swansea have developed a style that is quick in transition and comfortable in possession and they have wearied opposition this season with their creative mixture of direct and short passing football. The acquisition of Gylfi Sigurdsson seems to have been a stroke of genius as the Iceland midfielder, who was nominated for the p0layer of the month trophy has been pivotal to the team’s performances this season.

Monk would be looking to continue with the same momentum after the international break and guide his team to a very high finish in the league. But so far, Monk is earning himself the reputation of miracle worker much like Brendan Rodgers did last season.

It has been an outstanding month for Brazilian born, Spain forward, Diego Costa. Costa who joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in the summer picked up the award for player of the month for September in the Barclays Premier League, following a phenomenal start to his career in England.


Diego Costa has so far banged in four goals in three matches for Jose Mourinho’s men and has succeeded where, Eto’o, Torres, Shevchenko, Kezman and Demba Ba all failed; living up to the hype of a big signing. Costa who scored the first and last goal in the 6-3 thriller against Everton has lead his team to the summit of the premier league with three wins in three matches and would be delighted to have made such a contribution.

Costa would hope to recover from the hamstring injury that kept him out of the Spain squad during the recent rounds of international matches and bang in more goals for Chelsea and hopefully lead his side to another Barclays Premier League title.

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