West Ham forward Michail Antonio has been named as the Premier League Player of the Month for August after an impressive start to the domestic campaign.
The 31-year-old has scored four goals in the Hammers’ opening three top-flight games, including a brace in his side’s 4-1 win over Leicester which saw Antonio become the club’s all-time Premier League record goalscorer.
He scored his 50th Premier League goal for West Ham the following weekend in the 2-2 draw at home to Crystal Palace.
Antonio’s fine start to the season has coincided with West Ham’s continued run of impressive results, with David Moyes’ side second in the table and unbeaten in the league so far this season after they secured Europa League qualification last term.
Jamaica international Antonio played a pivotal role in that campaign, scoring 10 goals in 26 Premier League games and he has carried that form into the new season.
He beat off competition from team-mate Said Benrahma, Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso, Eric Dier of Tottenham, Demarai Gray at Everton and Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood to win the monthly accolade.
West Ham travel to Southampton on Saturday as the Premier League gets back underway following the international break.
Premier League fixtures this weekend
Saturday September 11:
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham – kick-off 12.30pm
Arsenal vs Norwich – kick-off 3pm
Brentford vs Brighton – kick-off 3pm
Leicester vs Man City – kick-off 3pm
Man Utd vs Newcastle – kick-off 3pm
Southampton vs West Ham – kick-off 3pm
Watford vs Wolves – kick-off 3pm
Chelsea vs Aston Villa – kick-off 5.30pm, live on Sky Sports Premier League
Sunday September 12:
Leeds vs Liverpool – kick off 4.30pm, live on Sky Sports Premier League
Monday September 13:
Everton vs Burnley – kick-off 8pm, live on Sky Sports Premier League
How to follow Ronaldo’s second Man Utd debut
Manchester United host Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday September 11 (3pm kick-off).
You can follow the game with our live blog on the Sky Sports website and app – and get details of Solskjaer’s starting line-up as soon as the teams are announced at 2pm.
You won’t need to wait long to see the match highlights – we’ll bring them to you for free from 5.15pm on the Sky Sports website and app, as well as on our Sky Sports Football YouTube channel.
And we’ll serve up the best stats, analysis and reaction after the game.