Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has won January’s Player of the Month after a string of fine performances including a hat-trick away at Fulham.
The Black Cats winger has been in superb form this month and has helped guide the club from 20th of the table, to a respectable 14th, and his performances have even caught the eye of England boss Roy Hodgson, who is tempted to call him up to replace the injured Theo Walcott.
Johnson has scored six goals in his last four appearances, including the hat-trick away at Fulham and also a goal against Newcastle United last weekend.
Not only that, he also scored a vital equaliser against Southampton and also scored the winner against Stoke City, and has been rewarded for his fine scoring record with the gong.
As for Manager of the Month, for the second time running, that has gone to Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.
Luckily for him, his side’s home defeat to Chelsea came at the beginning of February, so it wasn’t taken into consideration for January’s award, and after guiding his side to four back-to-back league wins, the award was always likely to be his.
During thouse four games, City managed to bag themselves 14 goals, including five at White Hart Lane, and they only conceded five.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles