Roberto Martinez wins Barclays Manager of the Month for April

Everton striker Nikica Jelavic won the Barclays Player of the Month Award after scoring six goals in three league games last month
Roberto Martinez has been awarded the Barclays Manager of the Month Award for the first time in his career after guiding Wigan Athletic to wins over three of the Premier League’s top-four teams in April.

Martinez’s men began the month with a narrow 2-1 defeat at Chelsea, but followed the loss with consecutive victories over Manchester United and Arsenal.

While Wigan suffered a 2-1 defeat at Fulham, Martinez's side, who are now three points clear of the relegation zone, ended April on a positive note with a 4-0 victory over Newcastle United.

Meanwhile, Everton striker Nikica Jelavic scooped the Barclays Player of the Month Award after scoring six goals in three Premier League games during April.

Jelavic began April strongly after netting a double in Everton's 2-2 draw at Norwich City. The 26-year-old missed his side's 4-0 victory over Sunderland but returned and struck twice against Manchester United in a thrilling 4-4 draw.

Jelavic, who is the first Croatian to receive the award, finished the month with another two goals in a 4-0 victory over Fulham at Goodison Park.

“I am really pleased to have won the Barclays Player of the Month award," said Jelavic.

"Everyone at Everton has been very good to me since I arrived at the club and I am glad that I have been able to reward the fans for their fantastic support.

"Awards are always nice and this one shows how well the team is doing just now. We are playing some great football and we are creating chances, which for a centre-forward is obviously very important. We are finishing the season really well and we hope to end with two more wins from our last two games.”