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Liverpool enforcer beats competition from Mahrez and Aubameyang to scoop Premier League accolade

Joel Matip has been voted the PFA Bristol Street Motors Fans’ Premier League Player of the month for September.

In a vote run by fan engagement experts, Snack Media, the Liverpool defender won with 44% of the vote, beating Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, who finished in second place with 17%. Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mahrez’s team-mate, Kevin De Bruyne, both took 14% of the vote, while Leicester City’s Ricardo Pereira and AFC Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson grabbed 7%.

In the first of five divisional votes carried out over nine days via Snack’s digital and social networks and supported by top-flight football clubs and the press, it was evident that the Cameroon international’s impressive performances – in which he helped the Reds take maximum points last month – have resonated with football fans up and down the country.

The full list of contenders from the final shortlist polled were as follows:

• Joel Matip (Liverpool) – 41%

• Riyad Mahrez (Man City) – 17%

• Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – 14%

• Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) – 14%

• Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City) – 7%

• Callum Wilson (AFC Bournemouth) – 7%

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