Mens Team

Trio up for December Etihad Player of the Month award

The December Etihad Player of the Month vote is now open.

In the final vote of 2020, three players' performances have just edged out those of their team-mates during a month where there were many contenders.

Ilkay Gundogan, John Stones and Joao Cancelo are the December nominees.

City won five and drew three of the eight matches played in December, conceding just two goals during that time.

It's fair to say our defenders have once again been superb, but given the workload spread amongst our squad, choosing just three was difficult to say the least.

Ilkay Gundogan produced a string of top displays in December, grabbing a couple of goals along the way as the German midfielder hit top form.

Joao Cancelo enjoys his second successive Etihad monthly nomination having again impressed at both left-back and right-back.

Cancelo's growing contribution as an attacking force has been a key feature of City's form over the past few weeks with the Portuguese earning glowing praise from boss Pep Guardiola.

The competition in central defence this season has been intense, with Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Nathan Ake and John Stones helping City establish one of the Premier League's meanest back-lines.

But it is the resurgent Stones who just gets the nod ahead of his defensive colleagues after another near-faultless month.

Like Cancelo, Stones is enjoying a second successive Etihad vote.

The question is: who is your choice from the above three?

Vote now for the final Etihad prize of the year - the vote closes at noon on Monday (January 4).