• Pochettino, Son and Pedro land EPL awards

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino

    Mauricio Pochettino and Son Heung-min made it a Tottenham double in the Premier League awards, while Chelsea’s Pedro was also honoured.

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has won the Premier League Manager of the Month award for April.

    The news will come as little consolation for the Argentine, however, as May began with a damaging 1-0 defeat at West Ham that effectively ended Spurs’ title challenge, with Chelsea able to clinch the crown with victory at West Brom on Friday.

    Pochettino led his side to six successive wins in April – scoring 16 times and conceding just one – as the north London team threatened to push Chelsea all the way.

    But the 1-0 setback at the London Stadium means they will likely have to settle for second place and automatic qualification to the Champions League next season.

    Son Heung-min won the Player of the Month award to make it a Spurs double.

    The South Korea forward scored five goals in four consecutive matches in April to become the first man to land the award twice in 2016-17.

    Chelsea forward Pedro was handed the Goal of the Month prize for his stunning effort in the 3-0 win at Everton on April 30.

    The Spanish international picked the ball up on the edge of the area before turning back and hammering a left-footed shot past Maarten Stekelenburg.

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