Tottenham's Harry Kane wins Premier League Player of the Month

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been named the Premier League's Player of the Month for September.

Kane beat Manchester City pair Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne, Chelsea's Alvaro Morata, Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, Jamaal Lascelles of Newcastle and Brighton's Pascal Gross to the award.

After failing to find the net in August, the 24-year-old scored six times in four league matches last month, hitting braces against Everton, West Ham and Huddersfield. Kane's only failure to score came in Spurs' frustrating 0-0 home draw with Swansea.

He added another five in two Champions League matches and four in as many England internationals to finish September with 15 goals in 10 games for club and country.

Kane, speaking at the presentation of the EA SPORTS Player of the Month award, said: "It's a great honour, every time, to win this award. Hopefully I can continue it and get a few more for the rest of the season.

"I can only thank my teammates, the manager and the staff that help me achieve it. I'm just putting the balls in the back of the net, but they are the ones that are helping me do it."

He said he felt September had been the best month of his career and added: "I think we've been playing great as a team first and foremost. We've been creating a lot of chances and I've been the one on the end of them putting them in the net.

"Hopefully we can go all the way. We finished second last year and we always want to improve and progress, and so to do that we have to finish first."

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was named Manager of the Month earlier on Friday.