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Everton boss David Moyes has been named Barclays Premier League Manager of the Month for October.

Moyes has been recognised following a superb month during which his side have gone unbeaten.

The Blues have won three and drawn one of their four Premier League matches – including a memorable victory over arch-rivals Liverpool.

October started with a 2-0 win at Birmingham – a result which saw Everton become the first side to claim a league win at St Andrew’s in a calendar year.

After that, goals from Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta eased them past Liverpool before Leighton Baines’ spectacular free-kick was good enough to earn a point at Spurs.

Yakubu’s first goal of the season saw off stubborn Stoke last Saturday, and also took the Blues to the summit of the form table.

That impressive run has seen Moyes’ side climb the Premier League following a below par start to the season and, having begun the month in the bottom three, they were seventh immediately after the win over the Potters.

The bedrock of their good form has been a string of miserly defensive displays and Rafael van der Vaart’s equaliser at White Hart Lane is the only goal they have conceded in five games.

Moyes, a three-time LMA Manager of the Year winner, has previously been named Manager of the Month on six previous occasions.

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