PUKKI WINS PLAYER OF THE MONTH AWARD

Teemu Pukki has been voted the EA SPORTS Player of the Month for August after a dream start to his Premier League career.

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“I feel really honoured. I need to say thanks to my team-mates and the boss as well for making it possible. This is more than I could believe when we started the season. I hope I can keep scoring goals. That’s the way I help the team the most,” said the Norwich City striker who is only the third Finn to win the award.

Pukki scored five goals and claimed one assist in four matches, with his hat-trick against Newcastle United giving the Canaries their first win back in the Premier League. He also netted against Liverpool and Chelsea to become only the 10th player in history to score in his first three appearances in the competition, gaining a huge Fantasy Premier League following in the process.

The 29-year-old has been transferred into more Fantasy teams than any player and heads into Saturday’s match against Manchester City as the most popular forward in the game. He is the first Finnish winner since Mikael Forssell in March 2004. The other was Sami Hyypia in November 1999.

Pukki topped a seven-man shortlist that also included Man City trio Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, plus Burnley striker Ashley Barnes and Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino

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