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August belonged to Marcus Antonsson

The winner of both the Staff Choice and People’s Choice Player of the Month Awards, Antonsson stood out from the rest.

PETERBOROUGH, ENGLAND - JULY 23: Marcus Antonsson of Leeds United during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Peterborough United and Leeds United at London Road Stadium on July 23, 2016 in Peterborough, England. ()
He’s new enough to the squad that we only have legal rights to this one photo of him...... but the new guy has adjusted quickly.
Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images

After we published our staff Player of the Month vote on Thursday, we realized we didn’t give you a chance to vote... and so we did.

And you agreed with us.

With 272 votes in our first People’s Choice poll, our readers also selected Marcus Antonsson as POTM for August 2016.

To recap again, Marcus Antonsson had two goals in six appearances in August and was the creative key to our attack. He was quick on the ball, turning for a beautiful 89th minute goal against Fleetwood and finding himself in the right spot after some beautiful play from Hadi Sacko against Wednesday. His goals... are here:

He also earned a PK in ET of the EFL Cup tie at Fleetwood and changed the offense when we came on as a sub. Without Leeds adding another striker in the window, here’s hoping he and Chris Wood stay healthy (at least through Christmas) and combine for more goals in the weeks to come.

Congratulations Marcus; here’s your People’s Choice POTM award sticker. Welcome to Leeds, keep it up. MOT.