Man of the moment Harry Kane could earn his third straight player of the month award, after being nominated for the Barclays Premier League prize for March, Sky News reports. The Tottenham striker, winner for January and February, is one of six nominees along with Arsenal duo Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin, Aston Villa’s Gabriel Agbonlahor, Jordan Henderson of Liverpool and Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United.
The 21-year-old continued his rich vein of form with five goals in four games during a period which also saw him win his first senior cap in England’s 4-0 victory over Lithuania, where he scored within two minutes of coming on as a substitute. He notched a hat-trick against Leicester at White Hart Lane and added two more in the London derby at Loftus Road.
Frenchman Giroud matched Kane’s five-goal haul – including both in the 2-1 victory at Newcastle – while he and compatriot Coquelin were part of the Gunners side which won 2-1 at Old Trafford in the FA Cup. Henderson also enjoyed a prolific month with three goals and an assist for Liverpool who collected nine points from their four matches. The England midfielder, who is also Liverpool’s stand-in skipper, completed 189 successful passes during March.
Fellaini played his part for United during a month which saw Louis van Gaal’s side claim a maximum nine points from their three games. The Belgian netted the opener in a 3-0 win at home to Tottenham and made 111 successful passes. And Agbonlahor scored three goals from as many Premier League games for a resurgent Villa who moved out of the relegation zone during March.
The highlight for the 28-year-old forward was a double in Villa’s vital match against fellow strugglers Sunderland at the Stadium of Light where the midlands club won 4-0. The winner will be announced on Sky Sports News HQ on Friday morning.