Solanke Named EPL Player Of The Month For December In Historic Feat

Femi Onasanya By Femi Onasanya - Sports Reporter
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The EA SPORTS Player of the Month for December 2023 is Dominic Solanke, who makes history as the first player from AFC Bournemouth to receive the honor.

With a Premier League-high six goals in December, Solanke moves just two goals behind Erling Haaland and Mohamed Salah in the battle to be this season’s top scorer. This is Solanke’s first career accolade.

The 26-year-old scored in three straight games to lead Nottingham Forest to a 3-2 comeback win, recorded his first career hat-trick to spark a 2-2 draw with high-flying Aston Villa, and won 3-0 against Manchester United and Fulham.

With four wins and a draw from their six December games, Bournemouth moved up to within three points of the top half of the standings thanks to his form.

Only four players or managers from Bournemouth have ever won a Premier League monthly award, including Solanke.

Charlie Daniels and Jermain Defoe took up the Goal of the Month awards in August and December of 2017, respectively, while Eddie Howe won the Barclays Manager of the Month award three times in 2017 and 2018. 

The other nominees are Son Heung Min, Trent Alexander Arnold, Cole Palmer, and Michael Olise.

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By Femi Onasanya Sports Reporter
Femi is a sport enthusiast, writer and commentator. Passionate about Sports and physical therapy with a flair for writing.