Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has been named the Premier League’s Manager of the Month for March.
He received the managers’ gong following a return of seven points from matches with Manchester United, West Ham and Swansea City.
“It feels really good,” said Howe, who at 39 is the youngest recipient of the award since Garry Monk in August 2014. “It was such an important month for us.
“The fact we were able to pick up seven points and go unbeaten means everything to us at this moment.”
Meanwhile, Andros Townsend’s wonderful solo effort against West Bromwich Albion on 4 March earned the Crystal Palace winger the Carling Goal of the Month award.
Describing the goal, Townsend said: “It was after I shrugged off Leko and Christian [Benteke] ran away so he left me the space. Even though I had nothing left I thought ‘I’m going to have to go for this’. It ended up a 2 v 2 attack and thankfully I scored the goal.”