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Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Feb 10, 2018. 15:00


Senegal international Mohamed Diame has won Newcastle United’s Player of the Month award for January.

The midfielder, who joined Newcastle in 2016, has established himself as one of the English Premier League club’s key players this season.

Diame hit the back of the net as Magpies held Crystal Palace to a 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park in a league game last weekend.

The former West Ham United star has since been named the club’s Player of the Month.

A club statement read: “The Senegalese midfielder topped the vote ahead of team-mates Jacob Murphy and Paul Dummett, with his excellent performances impressing supporters even before his goal against Crystal Palace this month.”

“Diamé joined Newcastle from Hull City in the summer of 2016 and, having initially struggled to win over some supporters, his recent displays have seen him emerge as one of the first names on Rafa Benítez’s team sheet.”

“He picked up 64.4 per cent of the vote and will be presented with his award ahead of Sunday’s home game against Manchester United.”

The hard-working midfielder has made 19 league appearances for the Magpies this season – netting twice in the process.

Diame and his Newcastle team-mates will face Manchester United in a league game at St. James’ Park on Sunday.


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