The Argentinian produced a string of impressive displays last month, scoring seven goals in six matches to boost his side's title challenge.

Tevez's impressive month included scoring the winner against Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea, an equaliser against Bolton Wanderers and a goal against Sunderland in their 4-3 victory.

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When Roberto Mancini took over the scoring didn't stop with a goal against Stoke City and a brace in the 3-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

This is the first time Tevez has won the Barclays Player of the Month award, after bursting onto the Barclays Premier League scene with West Ham United in the 2006/07 season.

The decision was made by the Barclays Awards Panel, which includes representatives from football's governing bodies, the media and fans.