Norwich striker Teemu Pukki has been named August’s Premier League player of the month.

The 29-year-old scored five goals in four games in the opening month which included a hat-trick against Newcastle.

Pukki beat Manchester City trio Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino and Burnley’s Ashley Barnes.

“I believed I could score goals at this level but never thought I’d score five in four games,” he told canaries.co.uk.

“It’s a big honour. We’ve been playing good football against some difficult opponents so it’s not been the easiest start.

“It’s been a great start to the season so I’m really happy about it and we now need to start getting more points.”

Pukki joined Norwich in 2018 on a free transfer, signing a three-year deal and was the Championship’s top goalscorer last season during the club’s promotion run.