Kaoru Mitoma, the No. 22 for Brighton, has been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award for August after a fantastic solo goal against Wolves and two assists for his teammates on the Albion squad.

In the month, which saw Albion play three games and win two of them by scores of 4-1, the Japan international scored one goal and assisted on two others.

Mitoma’s goal against Wolves was a great solo performance that saw him get out of a tight place in the middle of the field, sprint up the field, and finish beautifully beyond Jose Sa. The goal of the month award has also been put forth for that particular aim.

Mitoma generated 11 times as many opportunities as any other player did in August, and he also had two more assists than any other player.

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Taiwo Awoniyi of Nottingham Forest is also up for the award after scoring in each of his team’s first three games this year, extending his record from the end of last year to seven straight league games.

Jarrod Bowen of West Ham, who scored two goals and assisted on another, is also a nominee, as is James Maddison of Tottenham Hotspur, who has a strong start to his career and has one goal and two assists.

Bryan Mbeumo of Brentford and Rodri of Manchester City round out the roster. Mbeumo, a Cameroonian international, led the unbeaten Bees in August with three goals on just seven shots.

Rodri, the City team’s Champions League hero, is the only nominee with a perfect winning record. His 361 passes were more than any other player’s total, and he came from midfield to score twice and provide an assist.

Budweiser Goal shortlist for August
Arsenal 2-1 Forest, Bukayo Saka
(Bournemouth 1-0 West Ham) Jarrod Bowen
Gustavo Hamer (Forest 2-1 Sheff Utd) and Alexander Isak (Newcastle 5-1 AVL)
Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton 0-4 Wolves)
(Liverpool 3–1 Bournemouth) Luis Diaz
Chelsea 3-0 Luton, Raheem SterlingIsak’s second goal, Brentford tying Palace, ** Kevin Schade, ** Sterling’s opening goal

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