Matt Doherty becomes only the fourth Irish player to win Premier League Player of the Month 2 years ago

Matt Doherty becomes only the fourth Irish player to win Premier League Player of the Month

Martin O'Neill can't keep ignoring him...

Matt Doherty didn't feature in Ireland's last international squad for the games against Wales and Poland, but since then the Wolves full-back has proved his quality in the Premier League in a way most Irish players can only dream of.

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Doherty has been awarded the Player of the Month award for the month of September, beating out such talents as Eden Hazard, Sergio Aguero and Sadio Mané.

Doherty has impressed defensively throughout the first two months of the 2018/2019, but has also offered assists in attack. This weekend, Doherty scored the winner in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

The Dublin man has been rewarded for his performances with a call up to the Ireland squad for their upcoming fixtures against Wales and Denmark.

Doherty has become just the fourth Irish player to win the prestigious award in the history of the Premier League. Robbie Keane has won the award three times, in 1999, 2001 and 2007. Roy Keane also won the award twice (in 1998 and 1999). The first ever Irish winner was Mickey Evans, who picked up the award while playing for Southampton in 1997.

Evans was capped just once for Ireland, also in 1997.

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