RVP wins fans' gong
The winners of the PFA Fans' Player of the Month have been announced for all four divisions, with Robin van Persie being crowned the Premier League's top performer for a second successive month. Get voting for next month's gong by using the PFA widget at the foot of the article
Last Updated: 20/11/12 12:31pm
Premier League: Robin van Persie (Manchester United)
The reigning PFA Players' Player of the Year, PFA Fans' Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year, Robin van Persie shows no sign of slowing down after his prolific start to the season at new club Manchester United. After winning last month's PFA Fans' Player of the Month poll, the summer signing has again been voted the supporters' top player for October.
The Dutchman made a string of impressive appearances throughout the month, most notably against fellow title contenders Chelsea. Van Persie and United started the game at an incredible pace, scoring twice in the opening fifteen minutes, with the hit-man firing against the post and seeing his shot rebound into the goal off David Luiz. The second goal was all his own making, as Van Persie produced an emphatic finish from Antonio Valencia's pull-back. Chelsea were back on level terms with goals either side of half-time but the crucial third goal came from United after RVP saw his smart shot stopped by Petr Cech, as Javier Hernandez pouncing on the rebound to grab the winner.
Championship: Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)
Having gone unbeaten throughout October an expansive Crystal Palace have stormed up the Championship table, where they currently sit at its summit. Zaha wins the PFA Championship Player of the Month in no small part thanks to the 11 goals Palace registered in October. The 4-3 victory over Burnley was the highlight for Zaha, with his brace key to Palace's comeback from 2-0 down to win 4-3. If Zaha can continue playing as he has to date, the Eagles may just return to the Premier League after a seven year absence.
Such has been his scintillating form Zaha has recently been called up to the England squad, although Ivory Coast are also keen on acquiring his services. It's not just on the international scene that Zaha is a wanted man and with several Premier League sides sniffing, Palace have placed a £20million price tag on his head.
League One: Gary Liddle (Notts County)
Having played six league games in a busy month, Notts County now find themselves seventh in League One after a decent run of form. Able to play across midfield and defence, Liddle has been key to the club's surge up the table. Indeed, his versatility could be paramount to Notts County's hopes for promotion this season. County went through October conceding an average of less than two goals a match and it was no coincidence Liddle played in every game. The ever reliable, versatile player has been an astute signing from Hartlepool and it is expected he will continue to play a key part for Keith Curle's side as they eye promotion to the Championship.
League Two: Tom Pope (Port Vale)
Port Vale striker Tom Pope wins our fans award for his five goals in yet another prolific month. Micky Adams' side earned 11 points in October, with three wins to their name. They currently find themselves second in League Two and are looking decent bets for promotion. Pope has 17 goals to his name in all competitions this season, with keeping their top goalscorer fit key to Vale's push for League One. In a career in which goals have not always been so easy to come by, Pope has never played better as he continues to attract admiring glances from higher up the football pyramid.
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