Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was named as Barclays Manager of the Month for October.
The 46-year-old scooped the prestigious prize after leading the club to four straight wins with his team averaging over four goals a match.
City began the month with a 4-0 away win at Blackburn Rovers, before netting another four goals against Aston Villa at home.
The remarkable 6-1 away win against Manchester United really announced Mancini's men as title contenders, while the club cemented their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League table with a confident 3-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
In total, Manchester City netted an incredible 17 goals during October, in what has been an extraordinarily goal-heavy start to the Barclays Premier League season.
The decision was made by the Barclays Awards Panel, which includes representatives from football's governing bodies, the media and fans.