Nigel Pearson and Christian Benteke win Premier League monthly awards….


Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has been named Premier League manager of the month for April. The Foxes boss oversaw a run of four straight wins that lifted the club out of the relegation zone. This is the first time 51-year-old Pearson has won the top-flight managerial award. It comes after successive victories over West Ham, West Brom, Swansea and Burnley lifted City off the bottom of the table for the first time since November.

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is the player of the month for his five goals in four games. This included a hat-trick in Villa’s 3-3 home draw with fellow relegation-threatened QPR and the winner in his side’s 1-0 win at Tottenham, which helped put distance between Tim Sherwood’s side and the bottom three.


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