Friday 08 November 2013

Aguero and Pochettino claim Barclays awards

Sergio Aguero and Mauricio Pochettino win and player and manager awards for October

  • Mauricio Pochettino took Southampton to fifth place in the Barclays Premier League

  • Sergio Aguero scored four goals last month including this one against Everton

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and Southampton head coach Mauricio Pochettino and have been rewarded for impressive recent performances by winning the Barclays monthly awards for October.

Argentina international Aguero, who receives the award for the first time, scored four goals in three Barclays Premier League matches during the month, including a double strike away at West Ham United.

The 25-year-old's compatriot, Pochettino, who took over at Southampton in January, collected the Barclays Manager of the Month award for guiding the south-coast club up to fifth place in the table at the end of October.

Saints picked up seven points from their three Barclays Premier League matches with wins against Swansea City and Fulham and a memorable draw away at Manchester United.

August awards: Liverpool double up >>
September awards: Arsenal scoop awards >>

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Key Points

  • Argentinian pair win Barclays player and manager awards for October
  • Man City striker Sergio Aguero wins Barclays Player of the Month award
  • Southampton head coach Mauricio Pochettino awarded Barclays Manager of the Month trophy