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Managers Trust Instinct: February’s MOTM announced

Seeing the back of February usually means the end of the cold weather and the excitement and promise of warmer times to come – unfortunately nature seems to have other plans this year with much of the UK getting a smattering of snow last weekend. Thankfully though the Premier League is really beginning to heat up and provide us with some much-needed excitement.

We dived straight into the action this month with a full mid-week fixture list, Leicester bagging a big win against Liverpool and Everton adding to Newcastle’s woes. Leicester’s great run continued with an outstanding 3-1 victory at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, however their title hopes were dealt a blow with a loss on the road to fellow title hopefuls Arsenal.

At the other end of the table things went from bad to worse for Aston Villa, highlighted in a 6-0 thrashing at home to Liverpool. They did however manage to pick up 3 vital points against fellow relegation battlers Norwich – however you have to think it is too little too late from Villa. It was a very similar story for Newcastle, who suffered the humiliation of a 5-1 hammering to a resurgent Chelsea and now sit second to bottom. It seems they may be manager-less very soon to boot.

Taking a look at the “Managers Trust Instinct” league I’m sorry to say that there were some similarly dismal performances. Instinct’s own Joe Bradley only managed to gain an appalling 93 points with Steven Moore’s ‘Moore Four Two’ also failing to break the 100 point barrier and Dan Fitton fairing only slightly better.

Thankfully things were looking much more promising at the top of the league with Divyesh Patel’s Ewloe Heath FC picking up an impressive 264 points closely followed by Captains Choice and Sam Pennington on 262 points for the month. However the top spot and our Manager of the Month title was taken by Sam R and The Thompson Twins after a storming start with 86 points by the third day of the month – they never looked back. Congratulations Sam, your prize is on its way to you!

It’s all to play for this month with only 10 points separating the top four teams in the league. So can Ben Holland hold the top spot for another month or will Joel Noden continue his recent run of good form?

It promises to be just as an exciting month in the Premier League, we’ve got the Manchester Derby to look forward to (always one of the most important days in the Instinct office) and Leicester will be looking to increase their lead at the top of the table with a much easier run of games than last month. There’s also a full Championship fixture list this evening and the magic of the FA Cup to look forward to this weekend.

As always, best of luck for the upcoming month of drama!