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De Bruyne up for Premier League Player of the Month award

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Kevin De Bruyne has been nominated for January’s EA Sports Premier League Player of the Month award.

De Bruyne has shifted through the gears in December and January and has been in superb form this month.

One of his standout moments was scoring a wonderful winning goal against Chelsea to seal a vital 1-0 win for City at the Etihad.

And though he wasn’t credited with an assist against Arsenal, it was his searching pass that eventually ended with Rodrigo poking home a last-gasp winner on New Year’s Day to give the champions a 2-1 win at the Emirates.

However, De Bruyne  was credited with one official assist as he ended the month by supplying the cross that Aymeric Laporte headed past Fraser Forster to earn City a 1-1 draw with Southampton, as well as striking the woodwork with a fierce shot in the same game.

Though not included in this award, KDB also assisted a goal scored by Gabriel Jesus in the 4-1 win over Swindon Town in the FA Cup.

All in all, a fantastic month by a fantastic player.

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But our Belgian playmaker is up against stiff opposition to land the prestigious Premier League prize, won by team-mate Raheem Sterling in December.

Also nominated are West Ham United’s Jarrod Bowen, who bagged three goals in January and Manchester United’s David De Gea, who made 22 saves and kept one clean sheet.

Completing the six-strong list are three more candidates.

Former City player Jack Harrison scored a hat-trick against West Ham in January - four goals in total - for Leeds United, while Wolves’ Joao Moutinho scored twice and assisted another as his team enjoyed a 100% win ratio this month.

Finally, Southampton's James Ward-Prowse scored a stunning free-kick against Wolves and claimed an assist has also been nominated.

You can vote for Kevin here

The poll closes at midday on Monday 31 January.

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