Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has won the prestigious Premier League manager of the month for September on Friday.
Guardiola won this prize after guiding the club to four wins from four games without conceding a single goal and scoring 17.
City, who top the table on 19 points and are ahead of local rivals Manchester United on goal difference after seven games, began the month with a 5-0 thumping of Liverpool before beating Watford 6-0 away and Crystal Palace 5-0 at home.
Guardiola’s team, who host Stoke City on Saturday, rounded off their clean sweep in September with a hard-fought 1-0 victory at defending champions Chelsea to take their total to 17 goals scored with none conceded during the month.
The Spaniard fended off competition from fellow nominees Jose Mourinho, Mauricio Pochettino and Arsene Wenger to claim the award for the second time since taking charge of City last season.