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Friday 05 April 2013

Vertonghen and Moyes win Barclays awards

Spurs defender and Everton boss claim player and manager awards for March

  • David Moyes led Everton to three wins out of three in March

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen and Everton boss David Moyes have won the Barclays Player and Manager of the Month Awards for March.

Vertonghen has been in fine form for Spurs in the Barclays Premier League and has played a key role in helping the club's challenge for a place in the top four.

The Belgian centre-half scored three goals during the month, two against Liverpool in the 3-2 defeat at Anfield and one against Swansea City in the 2-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium.

The 25-year-old joined Spurs from Ajax last summer and this is the first time he has picked up the award.

Moyes was named as manager of the month after a perfect March in which his side claimed maximum points from their three matches.

Everton defeated Reading 3-1 before recording an impressive 2-0 victory over defending Premier League champions Manchester City. They rounded off the month with a hard-fought win over Stoke City.

It is the second time this season that Moyes has been awarded the trophy, having won the Manager of the Month for September.

Previous winners this season

February (read here)
Manager: Andre Villas-Boas (Tottenham Hotspur)
Players: Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur)

January (read here)
Manager: Brian McDermott (Reading)
Player: Adam Le Fondre (Reading)

December (read here)
Manager: Martin O'Neill (Sunderland)
Player: Demba Ba (Newcastle United)

November (read here)
Manager: Steve Clarke (West Bromwich Albion)
Player: Marouane Fellaini (Everton)

October (read here)
Manager:
Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United)
Player: Juan Mata (Chelsea)

September (read here)
Manager: David Moyes (Everton)
Player: Steven Fletcher (Sunderland)

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Key Points

  • Barclays Manager and Player of the Month Awards for March are announced
  • Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen honoured after scoring three goals
  • Everton manager David Moyes receives trophy for second time this season