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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.

"I believed in myself that I could score goals at this level but I never thought I would score five in the first four games. It's much more than I thought I would get.

– Teemu Pukki speaking to the canaries.co.uk website

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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.