Sean Dyche named Premier League manager of the month for March

Burnley’s Sean Dyche has been named Barclays Premier League Manager of the Month for March.

Dyche’s side are pushing for a place in the Europa League next season and victories in all three games the Clarets played during the month has further boosted their chances.

Chris Wood scored an 80th-minute winner as Burnley beat Everton 2-1 at Turf Moor at the start of March to kick-start their winning run.

The New Zealand striker scored twice more in the 3-0 victory away to West Ham, a result that led to some home supporters coming onto the pitch and objects being thrown at the director’s box.

West Brom 1-2 Burnley

Burnley returned after a two-week break for the FA Cup quarter-finals and international matches with a 2-1 win against West Brom at The Hawthorns, with Wood again scoring what proved to be the winner, with Dyche’s achievement in guiding them to three consecutive victories now recognised.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Leicester’s Claude Puel were the other nominees for the March award.