March was a strange but successful month for Manchester City. Four of the five games took place in the first 12 days of March, before a warm-weather break in Abu Dhabi and the international break meant a long wait followed until the win over Everton on the final day of the month.
City won four of their five games in March, the only defeat coming against FC Basel in an ultimately meaningless tie as City had all but secured progress to the next stage of the Champions League in the first leg.
Wins over Arsenal, Chelsea, Stoke and Everton in the Premier League moved City on the verge of another Premier League title and will put Pep Guardiola in with a shout of yet another Manager of the Month award.
But who were the standout players in March? We’ve narrowed it down to four for our City Watch Player of the Month award.
Bernardo Silva – The Portuguese winger has gotten better and better as his debut campaign in England has gone on, and he was a crucial figure in March with big goals against Arsenal and Chelsea. He also assisted Gabriel Jesus’ strike in the defeat to Basel.
David Silva – We’ve run out of ways to eulogise ‘El Mago’, perhaps Manchester City’s greatest player of all time. Silva scored in the win over Arsenal at the beginning of the month and also struck twice against Stoke, while contributing three assists – one against Chelsea and two against Everton.
Kyle Walker – The England right-back notched up a solitary assist in March, in the 3-0 win over Arsenal, and his incredible consistency both going forward and at the back have made him one of the key men in Pep Guardiola’s system and it was another impressive month.
Leroy Sané – The German sensation rounds out our four-man shortlist after a month of exciting performances. Statistics don’t really tell the tale of how he terrorised opposition defences, but he scored twice, one against Arsenal and the other against Everton, while also registering an assist against the Gunners.
POLL: Who is your Manchester City player of the month for March?
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