PFA Fans Player of the Year

The winner of the PFA Vertu Motors WSL Fans' Player of the Month - January

90min
Georgia Stanway is the fans' pick for January
Georgia Stanway is the fans' pick for January / Minute Media
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Manchester City midfielder Georgia Stanway has been voted the PFA Vertu Motors WSL Fans' Player of the Month for January as a result of her outstanding performances.

The final standings in the fan vote were incredibly tight, with Stanway finishing narrowly ahead of West Ham forward Dagny Brynjarsdottir and Reading teenager Emma Harries.

City took seven points in the WSL in January and remained unbeaten throughout the month, with Stanway influential in securing positive results against Brighton, Aston Villa and Arsenal.

The 23-year-old had been forced to fill in as an emergency full-back earlier in the campaign due to a defensive injury crisis at City but has thrived since she returned to her favoured position.

City and Stanway started the month in fine form. She scored the third in a 6-0 rout of Brighton away from home, while her passing was great and she habitually recovered the ball for her team as well.

Against Aston Villa it was two goals for the young England star. She scored early in the match, before later going on to net her team’s third in a convincing 3-0 win. Again, her performance was also as much about what she did off the ball to stifle the opposition.

Stanway battled hard in midfield when City faced WSL leaders Arsenal in their third and final January fixture. They were close to securing an important win against the Gunners when she was withdrawn with only two minutes left on the clock, before a very late equaliser came.

But despite the disappointment of a victory slipping away at the death, it meant that City still finished the month without a defeat and ultimately took points off the league leaders. With the battle for a Champions League place set to go to the wire, every single point gained will be invaluable.


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