Everton captain Phil Jagielka was the unlikely winner of the goal of the season prize at last night’s North West Football Awards as both Manchester United and Liverpool left the ceremony empty handed.
The England defender was celebrated for his stoppage-time equaliser in last season’s Merseyside derby at Anfield – a stunning 25-yard half-volley into the top corner which you can relive in the video below.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was named footballer of the year. The Argentine scored 35 goals for club and country last term and has already managed eight in an interrupted 2015-16 campaign.
City also collected the top female prize as Jill Scott scooped the women’s equivalent. Preston North End’s Simon Grayson won the managerial award and Paul Huntington the League One player of the year.
Blackburn Rovers were among the medals, with Marcus Olsson crowned Championship player of the year and former player and caretaker manager Tony Parkes honoured with the Liftetime Contribution award to football in the North West. Accrington Stanley’s Piero Mingoia picked up the League Two prize.
Trophyless Liverpool and Man United will be hoping that is not the case come the end of the season.
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