Mohamed Diame wins Newcastle United Player of the Month award

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The 30-year-old has been rewarded by the fans for his impressive performances for the Magpies

Mohamed Diame has won Newcastle United’s player of the month for January following his fine showings in the month under review.

The midfielder beat competitions from teammates, Jacob Murphy and Paul Dummett to scoop the fans’ award.

The Senegal international played a pivotal role as the Magpies secured two wins and two draws in the six games played in January.

The club announced the former West Ham United player as the winner of the award and the prize will be presented to him at their next home game on Sunday.

“The Senegalese midfielder topped the vote ahead of team-mates Jacob Murphy and Paul Dummett, with his excellent performances impressing supporters even before his goal against Crystal Palace this month,” read a statement on club website.

“Diame joined Newcastle from Hull City in the summer of 2016 and, having initially struggled to win over some supporters, his recent displays have seen him emerge as one of the first names on Rafa Benítez's team sheet.

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“He picked up 64.4 percent of the vote and will be presented with his award ahead of Sunday's home game against Manchester United.”

Diame has scored two goals to cap an impressive 21 appearances this season for Rafael Benitez’s men and will be hoping to repay the supporters' faith with another stunning performance against Manchester United.

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