Sergio Aguero pips Sean Longstaff for February Premier League player of the month
Sean Longstaff has lost out to Sergio Aguero in the February Premier League player of the month voting.
In total, eight players [full details below] were nominated after their efforts last month.
Sean Longstaff had only made three Premier League starts in his career before we reached February 2019 but in his four starts last month, Sean Longstaff well and truly announced his arrival.
The votes of the public were combined with those of the 20 club captains and a panel of football experts to decide the winner, with Sergio Aguero emerging victorious.
Not a bad effort from the Man City striker in February, two hat-tricks and seven goals in all.
For Sean Longstaff, his time will come.
That time sadly won’t be this season though, as at his press conference on Friday, Rafa Benitez confirmed that the 21 year won’t play again this season.
The Newcastle boss saying that it is a cruciate ligament injury but not as serious an injury as the one suffered by Florian Lejeune, Rafa indicating that Longstaff should definitely be fine for pre-season training and the kick-off of the 2019/20 season in August.
Also announced today, Fabian Schar DID win the February goal of the month award, that 30 yarder against Burnley sealing the deal.
Premier League Player of the Month shortlist for February:
Sergio Aguero (MCI)
P4 W4 D0 L0 G7 A0
The Argentinian scored hat-tricks in successive home matches against Arsenal and Chelsea before converting the decisive penalty in Manchester City’s 1-0 home win over West Ham United.
Ashley Barnes (BUR)
P4 W2 D1 L1 G3 A1
The Burnley forward struck in three consecutive fixtures, including a stoppage-time equaliser against Southampton and an 83rd-minute winner against Tottenham Hotspur. In the 3-1 victory at Brighton & Hove Albion, Barnes scored one goal and set up another.
Sean Longstaff (NEW)
P4 W2 D1 L1 G1 A0
The 21-year-old Academy graduate started all four of Newcastle United’s matches, helping his side claim back-to-back victories over Huddersfield Town and Burnley, the latter match featuring the midfielder’s first Premier League goal.
Sadio Mane (LIV)
P4 W2 D2 L0 G4 A0
The Liverpool forward scored four goals in four matches, including a double in a 5-0 home win over Watford, as the leaders maintained their title bid.
Paul Pogba (MUN)
P4 W3 D1 L0 G2 A2
The Manchester United midfielder scored twice in a 3-0 victory at Fulham while setting up two further goals, including Marcus Rashford’s winner at Leicester City.
Luke Shaw (MUN)
P4 W3 D1 L0 G0 A1 CS3
The left-back helped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to three clean sheets in their four matches, and provided an assist for the opening goal in the 3-1 win at Crystal Palace.
Virgil van Dijk (LIV)
P4 W2 D2 L0 G2 A0 CS3
Liverpool only conceded one goal in February, thanks to their commanding centre-back, who also made an impact at the other end with two goals against Watford.
Wilfried Zaha (CRY)
P3 W1 D1 L1 G3 A0
The Palace forward scored three goals in three matches, with two coming in a 4-1 win at Leicester that helped to move Palace away from the relegation zone.
If you would like to feature on The Mag, submit your article to [email protected]