Still time to vote for your Etihad Player of the Month!
- 05 December 2012 10:40
- Posted by David Clayton
The polls are closing on Monday so there is still time to register your choice for last month's Etihad Player of the Month.
November saw City go unbeaten in the Premier League and draw twice in the Champions League - five City players have been nominated for the Etihad Player of the Month award as a result.
Last month saw Joe Hart race away with the honour - here are the five nominations for November:
Gareth Barry topped a solid month with two assists in the 2-0 win at Wigan. His hard work and industry often go unnoticed, but tellingly, City haven’t kept a clean sheet in the games he’s missed. He also gave a man-of-the-match display at Chelsea when up against an array of world class attacking midfielders.
Matija Nastasic has settled into Premier League life like a duck to water. He has formed a solid partnership with Vincent Kompany and was part of a defence that conceded just one goal in five league games during November. All this for a player still only 19 years of age.
Vincent Kompany has steadily returned to top form over the past month and has been at his commanding best during November when he faced such luminaries as Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Torres, Emmanuel Adebayor and Andy Carroll – none of whom scored against him. A solid, impressive month from the skipper.
David Silva has looked back to somewhere near his best during November and his stunning display against Real Madrid proved he’s one of the best attacking midfielders in the world. City won just two of the five games he missed through injury but have been unbeaten in the five since he returned early last month. A contender for the November prize.
Pablo Zabaleta is City’s Mr Dependable and doesn’t know how to give less than 100%. Superb against Chelsea and Wigan – the latter where he filled in a left-back – Zaba was also excellent against Spurs, Real Madrid and Ajax and would also be a worthy winner of the November prize
Vote now for your favourite. UK-based voters will automatically be entered into a draw where the winner will present the prize to the player who polls the most votes. One lucky overseas voter will receive a personal video message from the player of the month, too.