Vivanne Miedema has been voted the PFA Bristol Street Motors Fans’ WSL Player of the month for December. In a vote run by fan engagement experts, Snack Media, the Dutch forward won with 22% of the vote, beating Manchester United Women’s Lauren James, who finished in second place with 20%.

In the final of five divisional votes carried out over nine days via Snack’s digital and social networks and supported by top-flight football clubs and press, it was evident that the Arsenal forward’s sublime performances – in which she scored 10 goals, including six in the victory over Bristol City – has resonated with football fans up and down the country.

The full list of contenders from the final shortlist polled was as follows:

• Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal) – 22%

• Lauren James (Manchester United) – 20%

• Danielle van de Donk (Arsenal) – 19%

• Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City) – 15%

• Abbi Grant (Birmingham City) – 14%

• Katharina Baunach (West Ham) – 10%

Liz Cope, chief marketing officer, Bristol Street Motors said: “Supporting the PFA Bristol Street Motors Fans’ Player of the Month Award is a privilege. The accolade highlights the high calibre of talent currently demonstrated by the players, while acknowledging achievements throughout the season. “The award is voted for by the fans and a lucky few have the opportunity to present the prize to the winning footballer. Allowing fans, who are the lifeblood of the game, to continue to meet their football heroes is very special, and we look forward to continuing to make these dreams a reality.”

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