Man City's McAtee wins August 2021 PL2 Player of the Month

13 Sep 2021
James McAtee, Man City

Eighteen-year-old earns accolade after scoring two hat-tricks for the reigning Premier League 2 champions

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James McAtee has been named the Premier League 2 Player of the Month for August.

The 18-year-old Manchester City midfielder wins the award after a memorable month in which he claimed seven goals and an assist in four matches across all competitions.

His haul included successive hat-tricks in 4-2 wins against Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United at the start of Man City's Premier League 2 Division 1 title defence.

McAtee was also on target in a 3-0 EFL Trophy victory at Scunthorpe United.

The teenager topped an eight-man shortlist that also featured Evan Ferguson (BHA), Omari Hutchinson (ARS), Dilan Markandy (TOT), Aaron Ramsey (AVL), Dylan Stephenson (NEW), Jonathan Tomkinson (NOR) and Harvey Vale (CHE).

He is the third Man City player to win the award within the last 12 months, after Cole Palmer and Liam Delap did so in their 2020/21 title-winning season.

McAtee was chosen as winner by the Premier League Football Development Panel after PL2 club coaches picked out the best performance by an opposing player in each of their league matches during the month.

See: Nominees for August 2021's PL2 Player of the Month

2021/22 PL2 award winners

August: James McAtee (MCI)
September: Caleb Chukwuemeka (AVL)
October: Dilan Markanday (TOT)
November: Folarin Balogun (ARS)
December: Tom Dickson-Peters (NOR)
January: Calum Kavanagh (MID)
February: Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (CRY)
March: Christian Marques (WOL)
April: Sonny Perkins (WHU)

Also in this series

Part 1: Antonio named August's EA SPORTS Player of the Month
Part 2: Nuno earns August's Barclays Manager of the Month award
Part 3: Ings wins August's Budweiser Goal of the Month award

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