(PRWEB UK) 20 November 2012
The reigning PFA Players Player of the year, PFA Fans' Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year, Robin van Persie shows no sign of slowing down after his prolific start to the season at new club Manchester United as he lays claim to yet another award. After winning last months PFA Fans' Player of the Month poll, conducted by the PFA's Digital Media Partner, Digital Sports Group, the summer signing has again been voted the PFA Fans' Player of the Month for October.
The Manchester United front man has made a string of impressive appearances this month for the Red Devils, most notably against top of the table rivals Chelsea. Van Persie and United started the game at an incredible pace, scoring twice in the opening fifteen minutes with Van Persie shooting against the post and seeing his shot rebound into the goal off of Chelsea's David Luiz. The second goal was all of his own making, firing the ball into the goal emphatically from Antonio Valencia's pull back on the right wing. Chelsea were back on level terms with goals either side of half-time but the crucial third goal came from United after RVP saw his smart shot stopped by Petr Cech with Hernandez pouncing on the rebound to grab the winner.
The award, voted for by fans across the world on football.co.uk, footymad and Sky covers matches played during October 2012 and is a clear indication of how well the Dutch striker has adapted to life at Old Trafford following his high profile switch from the Emirates. Van Persie scored three goals in three games, also grabbing three assists in the process during October and has quickly become a darling of the United faithful.
The Award is one of the four divisional Awards voted for in open polls conducted by the PFA’s Digital Media Partner, Digital Sports Group. The Award winners for the Football League Championship, League 1 and League 2 are;
Football League Championship: Wilfried Zaha – Crystal Palace
Having gone unbeaten throughout October – Crystal Palace stormed up the Football Championship table, where they currently sit first. Wilfried Zaha won our Championship player of the month, as Crystal Palace scored 11 goals in the month of October. The 4-3 victory over Burnley was no doubt Zaha's best performance, with two goals to his name as Palace came from 2-0 down to win the tie 4-3. Crystal Palace look like the team to beat this season in the Championship. With Wilfried Zaha playing like this, Palace may well return to the Premier League after a seven year absence.
Football League One: Gary Liddle – Notts County
Having played six league games this month, Notts County now find themselves seventh in League One. Gary Liddle is able to play across midfield and defence and his versatility is key to Notts County's hopes for promotion this season. Liddle played every game for Notts County in October with strong performances in midfield and defence – the 26 year old and his versatility will be a key factor for Notts County this season as they seek promotion to the Championship.
Football League Two: Tom Pope – Port Vale
Tom Pope won our PFA Player of The Month Award for his five goals in a Port Vale shirt this season. Port Vale earned 11 points in October, with 3 wins to their name. They currently find themselves second in League Two and are looking good contenders for promotion. Tom Pope has 17 goals in all competitions for Port Vale this season, and the striker will be a crucial part of Micky Adams' plans for promotion.
Voting for the November Awards are now open