Pochettino, Forster win Premier League monthly awards

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Mauricio Pochettino and Fraser Forster have picked up the Premier League’s Manager and Player of the Month awards for February.

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Pochettino, 44, has won the award after guiding Spurs up to second place in the PL table following four-straights wins in February.

The Argentine coach has led Tottenham to just five points off leaders Leicester with nine games to go, and is enjoying incredible success in just his second season in charge at White Hart Lane after moving from Southampton in 2014.

Speaking of Southampton, their goalkeeper picked up the gong for February after keeping three clean sheets in four games with a stunning display at Arsenal the pick of the bunch.

Forster, 27, only returned from a long-term knee injury in January and had a huge impact for Saints.

The England international set a new club record for the number of minutes (708) played without conceding a goal in the Premier League, as he kept six clean sheets in a row after returning to action.

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“La Gran Muralla” will be hoping his dazzling return to form will have caught the eye of England manager Roy Hodgson and he should get a call up for the Three Lions’ friendlies against Holland and Germany later in March.