Pep Guardiola named Premier League Manager of the Month for November
By Zinny Boswell
Last Updated: 15/12/17 3:06pm
Pep Guardiola has been named Premier League Manager of the Month for November.
Manchester City sit 11 points clear at the top of the league ahead of second-placed Manchester United following a record-breaking start to the season.
Guardiola's side had to grind out some hard-fought results during November, scoring nine goals in four games, a markedly lower total to the previous month when they scored 13 goals in only three games.
The league leaders started the month with an impressive 3-1 victory over Arsenal, ending the Gunners' run of five games unbeaten, followed by a comfortable 2-0 win away at Leicester.
After an imperious start to the season, the end of November almost proved problematic for City as they laboured past Huddersfield and Southampton with 2-1 victories thanks to late goals from Raheem Sterling in both games.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss earned the prize ahead of Burnley's Sean Dyche, Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp, Manchester United's Jose Mourinho and Arsenal's Arsene Wenger who were all nominated for the award.
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is the only other manager to have been named Manager of the Month three months in a row, winning the award for October, November and December last season.