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Lallana cleans up at Saints' award dinner
Adam Lallana’s amazing season got even better last night as he scooped the four major honours at the Saints awards dinner.
The entire first team squad, manager Mauricio Pochettino, club owner Katharina Liebherr and the senior staff were all suited and booted for the glittering black tie affair at St Mary’s to celebrate a fantastic season.
After guests, some of whom had paid around £200 a ticket to attend, arrived on the red carpet, they were treated to a drinks reception followed by a four course meal.
The awards kicked off later in the evening, hosted by Sky Sports presenter and Saints fan Ed Chamberlain.
There were contributions from the likes of chairman Ralph Krueger and club president Terry Paine.
Lallana, who is expected to be named in the England squad for this summer’s World Cup after a fabulous campaign, was the major winner.
He picked up the hat-trick of Player of the Season, Player’s Player of the Season and Away Fans Player of the Season.
He also added the Goal of the Season trophy to his haul, decided by a vote on the night, for his wonderful solo strike against Hull.
All the awards also came with the prize of an Eterna watch, meaning he walked away with four of the timepieces to start a burgeoning collection.
There was also a President’s award, selected and presented by Paine, that went to Jack Cork.
Jake Hesketh scooped the Scholar of the Year trophy just hours after signing his first professional contract with the club.
There was a jubilant mood at St Mary’s as the players, staff and guests reflected on a season to remember.
Saints will finish the campaign in eighth place, which matches their best ever Premier League era finish.
They require just one point from their final game at home to Manchester United to make it their highest top flight points total for 29 years.
Their win against Swansea also equalled their top flight best of seven victories on the road in a single campaign.
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