Pochettino, Forster pick up monthly Premier League awards | Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur's Mauricio Pochettino has been named Premier League manager of the month for February, while Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster picked up the players' award.

Pochettino's men won all four of their Premier League games in February, beating relegation-threatened sides Norwich City and Swansea City, 13th-placed Watford and fellow title contenders Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Spurs' impressive run saw them climb up the table from fourth to second, where they are currently five points behind Leicester City with nine games remaining.

Forster, who beat Willian, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy to win the award, kept three clean sheets during last month, shutting out Arsenal, West Ham United and Swansea.

The 27-year-old also becomes the first goalkeeper to win the award since Tim Krul did so with Newcastle United in November 2013.

"It's obviously fantastic to win the award, but it's just another incentive to keep working hard and work as hard as I can until the end of the season," Forster, who returned from a long-term injury in January, told the club's website (www.saintsfc.co.uk).

"I think it was a good month all round. We put in a lot of good performances as a team with a good run of clean sheets. If you're doing that then it's easier to win games."

(Reporting by Shravanth Vijayakumar in Bengaluru; Editing by John O'Brien)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.


Updated Date: Mar 11, 2016 13:16 PM

Also Watch

Watch: Firstpost test rides the new Thunderbird 500X in Goa and walks you through the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Varun Dhawan on Shoojit Sircar's October, 5-star reviews and working with Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ambedkar Jayanti: Re-visiting Babasaheb's ideals exposes fake Dalit politics of Rahul Gandhi and Congress
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See