Edin Dzeko and Sir Alex Ferguson win Barclays Premier League awards

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko
Manchester City's Edin Dzeko has scored six goals in three Premier League games, despite netting just twice last season

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has won the Player of the Month prize for August after scoring six goals in the first three Premier League games.

In a Manchester double, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson took Manager of the Month after winning all three matches.

Dzeko, 25, joined City from Wolfsburg for £27m in January and only scored two league goals before this season.

And his goals have helped City to second place in the table, only behind United on goal difference.

The Bosnian striker netted in City's opening fixtures against Swansea and Bolton, with Roberto Mancini's team winning 4-0 and 3-2 respectively.

He then hit four goals in the 5-1 demolition of Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

United have been in equally-impressive form, beating West Brom 2-1 at The Hawthorns, then defeating Spurs 3-0 and Arsenal 8-2 at Old Trafford.

It is the 26th time Ferguson has won the Manager of the Month award since its inception in 1993. He has also been Manager of the Season 10 times.