Doherty wins PFA Player of the Month award

Matt Doherty has been voted September’s PFA Player of the Month by football fans across the country after his heroics helped Wolves keep three Premier League clean sheets last month.

In a vote carried out during the weekend, where Doherty scored his first ever Premier League goal to secure a 1-0 win for Wolves at Crystal Palace, the impressive Irish right wing-back won by a landslide.

The 26-year-old received 39 per cent of the vote for September, ahead of Chelsea forward Eden Hazard who took second place with 26 per cent.

Doherty was part of the Wolves backline which concede just one goal last month, while he also provided two assists in the wins over Burnley and Southampton at Molineux and made an average of 2.1 clearances per game.

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

  • Matt Doherty (Wolves) – 39 per cent
  • Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – 26 per cent
  • Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) – 18 per cent
  • James Maddison (Leicester City) – eight per cent
  • Sergio Aguero (Man City) – five per cent
  • Raheem Sterling (Man City) – four per cent

The result of the vote showed Doherty’s strong performances over the last month for Wolves, who now sit seventh in the Premier League after four wins and a draw last month, has resonated not just with Wolves fans, but with supporters of all teams.