Pukki named Norwich City's first ever Premier League player of the month

Teemu Pukki has been named the Premier League player of the month for August. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images

Norwich City's Teemu Pukki has made history by becoming the first Canaries' player to win the Premier League Player of the Month award.

Pukki has had a good start to Premier League career, scoring five times and assisting one in his four league games, including a hat-trick in the 3-1 victory over Newcastle United.

"It's a big honour. It's been a great start to the season so I'm really happy about it and we now need to start getting more points.

Teemu Pukki speaking to the canaries.co.uk website

Pukki beat off competition from three players from Manchester City - the team Norwich City are playing on Saturday - Sergio Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling.

Pukki joined Norwich in 2018 on a free transfer and last season was named the EFL Championship Player of the Season and won the Golden Boot, after scoring 29 goals in the league.