The Manchester City winger has won the award for the first time in his career following a combination of votes from the public, a panel of experts, and Premier League captains.

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard won the public vote, but Sterling has scooped the award ahead of the Belgian, Antonio Valencia and Curtis Davies following his impressive start to the season for City.

Pep Guardiola’s side have won all three of their Premier League games so far, while Sterling has scored two goals and registered one assist.

‘I’m absolutely delighted to have won the EA Sports Premier League Player of the Month Award for August,” Sterling told the Premier League’s official website..

‘As a club we’ve had a fantastic start to the Premier League season and to be recognised individually in this way is very pleasing.

‘To receive personal awards is great, but it really is all about the team.

‘We’re only just at the beginning of the campaign and there is a long way to go, but I only hope that this is a sign of things to come and by the end of the season the team will be getting our hands on some silverware.