Roberto Martinez and Nikica Jelavic win monthly awards

Wigan Athletic's Roberto Martinez has been named as April's Premier League manager of the month after guiding them out of the relegation zone.

Recent wins over Manchester United , Arsenal and Newcastle United moved the Latics out of the bottom three for the first time since October.

Everton's Nikica Jelavic took the player of the month crown.

Wigan's April form

  • Beat Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle United
  • Lost to Chelsea and Fulham

The Croatian striker scored six goals in three games, grabbing two in his side's 4-4 draw with Manchester United.

It is the first time that Martinez or Jelavic have won either award.

January signing Jelavic, whose goals have helped Everton maintain seventh spot in the Premier League, said he was "really pleased" to have been given the award.

"Awards are always nice and this one shows how well the team is doing just now," he said.