Phil Foden & Lauren Hemp win PFA Young Player of the Year awards

Manchester City dominated the PFA Young Player of the Year category, with Phil Foden winning the PFA men’s Young Player of the Year award and Lauren Hemp winning the PFA women’s Young Player of the Year award.

It is the second time Phil Foden is winning the award while Hemp has now won it for the fourth time.

Foden was also named the Premier League Young Player of the Season in early June.

Foden said: “I’m really honoured to be honest, especially to win it back-to-back, it shows that I’ve come a long way this year with the consistency of my game, and I’m really pleased to win it again.

“All the best players in the world have got to show consistency and keep performing at the higher level, and this year I’ve just tried to do that and try and help my team as much as possible – I’ve been really happy with my performances this year.

“Hopefully I can win the main award in the future, but it’s all about taking small steps and improving.

“I always love winning individual awards, it’s just nice to look at and see how far you’ve come so, yeah, I’m really pleased.”

Hemp said: “It’s an honour to get this again.

“I think especially for it to be voted for by players that I’ve played against and come up against.

“I mean, I look to many of them as role models as well so it’s an honour to be picked from them.

“Coming off the back of a great season, I’ve also got a lot to thank my teammates for to be honest, because I think they make me look better than I actually am!

“We’ve got a fantastic squad and players who get me the ball in good positions and strikers who can finish the crosses that I put in wherever I put them.

“I’ve got a great set of staff as well, people who are always pushing me, wanting me to get better so, I appreciate it and I know there’s so much more to come.

“I’m going to keep working hard for that to make sure that I continue on the right path.”