SPORTS NEWS: Awoniyi battles Maddison, Rodri for POTM award


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Taiwo has been shortlisted for the for the month of August.

The 25-year-old striker has scored three times totalling 184 minutes in four games for this season, stretching his impressive scoring run from last term to seven consecutive matches — the third African player to do so after Mohammed and Sheyi Adebayor.

Awoniyi will face competition from West Ham's Jarod Bowen, of , Rodri (), Bryan Mbeumo () and Kaoru (Brighton and Hove Albion) in the race for the gong.

Only Bryan Mbeumo has matched Awoniyi's scoring feat so far this term. The Cameroonian has stepped up in the absence of suspended Ivan Toney, scoring a -high three August , from only seven shots, for unbeaten .

Bowen and Rodri have scored twice while the duo Maddison and Mitoma have a goal and two assists each.

Awoniyi is expected to play a part when takes on in an Cup of Nations qualifier at the Godswill stadium on Sunday.

Meanwhile, 's has been named in the Manager of the Month category after leading the Gunners to an unbeaten streak in the period under review.

won three games and drew one as they continued their quest to win a first league tie since 2004.

was listed for the award alongside his former boss and 's Pep , Jurgen of , David Moyes of Everton and Ange Postecoglou of Tottenham.

The public votes will be combined with those of a panel of football experts to decide the winner, who will be announced next week.

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