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Austin and Pellegrini win Premier League awards

Austin is the leading English goalscorer in the Premier League. Credit: PA
Pellegrini has closed the gap to leaders Chelsea. Credit: PA

QPR striker Charlie Austin has been crowned the Premier League player of the month for December, with Manuel Pellegrini clinching the managerial accolade.

Austin scored five goals for relegation threatened Rangers last month including a hat-trick against West Brom, while Pellegrini guided champions Man City to five consecutive victories before the 2-2 draw against Burnley.