Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino and Southampton’s Fraser Forster win February awards
By Nick Lustig
Last Updated: 11/03/16 10:03am
Mauricio Pochettino has been named the Premier League Manager of the Month for February after leading Tottenham to four successive victories.
Spurs enjoyed a superb month on the pitch and maintained their push for a first league title since 1961, with Pochettino masterminding victories over Norwich, Watford, Manchester City and Swansea.
The 2-1 victory over Swansea at White Hart Lane on February 28 took Tottenham within two points of league leaders Leicester, although that lead has since been extended to five points.
Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster has picked up the Premier League Player of the Month award.
Forster made his return after 10 months out with a cruciate knee ligament injury in mid-January and has since been in great form for the Saints.
He started the month in sensational form, producing a string of stunning saves at the Emirates Stadium to secure Southampton a goalless draw at title-chasing Arsenal.
Forster kept another two clean sheets in February, setting a new club record of 708 minutes without conceding a goal and also helped Ronald Koeman's side pick up 1-0 victories over West Ham and Swansea.
The 27-year-old also becomes the first goalkeeper to win the award since Tim Krul did so with Newcastle United in November 2013.
"It's obviously fantastic to win the award, but it's just another incentive to keep working hard and work as hard as I can until the end of the season," he told the club website.
"I think it was a good month all round. We put in a lot of good performances as a team with a good run of clean sheets. If you're doing that then it's easier to win games."