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Monthly awards - October winners

Posted on 10 November 2011  - 12:00

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The votes have been counted and we have the winners of October's Player and Goal of the Month Awards.

First of all, thanks again to everyone who voted across our platforms on Spurs Xtra, Facebook and @SpursOfficial on Twitter. We had thousands of votes in for both awards.



He's done it again!

The all-action midfielder enjoyed another fantastic month and still remains unbeaten as a Spurs player.

His performance in the 3-1 win against QPR on October 30 had manager Harry Redknapp comparing him to the great Dave Mackay.

"It was an amazing performance," said Harry. "I’ve not seen too many performances like that, it was a complete, all-round performance.

"You hate to mention anyone in the same breath as Dave Mackay, who was probably one of the finest players to play at this club, if not the finest, but Dave would have been proud of that performance."

Scott didn't have it all his own way in the voting and was pushed all the way by Rafa van der Vaart, who stretched his goalscoring run to five-successive matches in the Premier League in October. He was just seven-per-cent behind Scott.

Here is the top five for October:

1 - Scott Parker 46.74%

2 - Rafa van der Vaart 38.64%

3 - Gareth Bale 3.78%

4 - Kyle Walker 3.65%

5 - Ledley King 1.26%

In total, 15 players polled votes in October's vote.



You would have to say that as soon as Kyle's sweet 30-yarder nestled in the Gunners' net it was always destined to be Goal of the Month!

That has proved the case, despite some fierce competition from Gareth Bale's second goal against QPR and Roman Pavlyuchenko's free-kick thunderbolt against Rubin Kazan.

No-one will really need reminding of Kyle's strike - but just in case, let's re-live it again!

First to latch onto a clearance, Kyle picked up the ball 35 yards out and, barely breaking stride, hammered a low drive past Wojceich Szczesny to make it 2-1 in the 73rd minute.

In doing so, he carved his name in Spurs folklore forever!

"I got there first, took a touch and just thought 'if you don't buy a lottery ticket, you can't win', so just have a go and hit it," he recalled. "It was great to see it fly in."

Here are the percentages from October's five contenders:

1 - Kyle Walker v Arsenal 55.65%

2 - Roman Pavlyuchenko v Rubin Kazan 20.83%

3 - Gareth Bale v QPR 19.28%

4 - Jermain Defoe v Newcastle 2.29%

5 - Rafa van der Vaart v Blackburn 1.95%