Goal of the Month: December winners

The November winners of the Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month Award are…


Sky Bet Championship: Jamal Lowe – Cardiff City v SWANSEA CITY – 12th December

Swansea City striker Jamal Lowe is the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month winner for December, receiving 38% of the general public vote.

Gathering the ball just past midway, tiptoeing forward, skipping inside and then gliding his shot in off the outside of his proper boot assured Lowe’s place in south Wales derby folklore.

Lowe said: “I’m delighted to win the December Goal of the Month award. Clearly it got here in a big derby and the consequence and performance was for the followers.

“The goal was one which really happy me as Korey Smith made a great interception, and Andre Ayew was shortly on the counter attack.

“I just wished to help him as shortly as I might, and fortunately the ball fell properly to me and all I might take into consideration was getting in on goal.

“After beating two markers I assumed an area opened up for me to curve it into the underside corner with the outside of my foot, and the ball just nestled into the net properly.

“I’ve scored 9 goals thus far this season, and that goal is up there as my favorite Swansea City goal thus far, however hopefully there’s lots extra to come.”

Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month choose and Sky Sports activities Pundit Don Goodman said: “To score a goal in a big derby sport is particular however to score in such model and win the sport will need to have left Jamal Lowe feeling ten feet tall.

“The one reason he picks the ball up within the first place is as a result of he’s exhibiting want to dash forward in help of Ayew who was main a counter attack.

“As Ayew will get tackled, he’s in place to choose up the pieces just contained in the Cardiff half however there’s nonetheless an terrible lot left for him to do to trigger injury to Cardiff.

“Nonetheless, he drives forward with tempo, skill, balance and poise. He then shows an enormous amount of composure to strike the ball with the outside of his proper boot into the corner for a fully beautiful goal.”

Lowe beat off competition from Cardiff City’s Will Vaulks and Blackburn Rovers’ Joe Rothwell.


Sky Bet League One: Tom Naylor – PORTSMOUTH v Peterborough United – 5th December

Portsmouth midfielder Tom Naylor is the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month winner for December, receiving 45% of the general public vote.

Nice goals don’t must must be difficult or intricate. Simplicity might be the whole lot as Naylor proved when he timed this rising bullet of a shot into the top corner to perfection.

Naylor said: “I’m delighted to win this award and want to thank everyone who voted for me within the ballot.

“I used to be really happy with the strike against Peterborough and hopefully I can present a number of extra goals to assist the team within the second half of the season.

“Extra importantly, although, we need to continue our good type and make positive we stay within the combat for promotion.”

Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month choose and Sky Sports activities Pundit Don Goodman said: “Naylor is making fairly the behavior of scoring goals this season, however I’d be very stunned if he manages to strike one higher than this within the the rest of the season.

“The lay-off from Andy Cannon was there to be hit first and Naylor duly obliged, rocketing the ball into the top corner, giving the two,000 Pompey followers that had been fortunate sufficient to be there a memory that can stay with them for a protracted time.”

Naylor beat off competition from Crewe Alexandra’s Owen Dale and Charlton Atheltic’s Marcus Maddison.

Sky Bet League Two: Lee Novak – Grimsby City v BRADFORD CITY – 22nd December

Bradford City striker Lee Novak is the Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Month winner for December, receiving 71% of the general public vote.

Along with his back to goal and a cross coming in the direction of him torso excessive, Novak introduced little hazard till he chested the ball into place and looped an overhead into the far top corner.

Novak said: “It’s a big honour to have acquired the award and I want to take this chance to thank everybody who voted for me over on Twitter. 

“The goal was a really particular one and one of the vital memorable of my career. It helped us on the best way to a different vital victory – which was the principle factor – so was very pleasing. 

“Loads of the lads have been giving me stick continuously because it occurred, saying it was a fluke. I’ve by no means scored a goal like that earlier than in my career, and will most likely by no means do it once more!.”

Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month choose and Sky Sports activities Pundit Don Goodman said: “It hasn’t been a happy season for Bradford City followers thus far and wins had been troublesome to come by, however no matter occurs between now and the end of the season, this goal will probably be one which makes them smile. 

“It took great creativeness to grasp, because the deflected cross was heading in the direction of him that there was even a risk to score however Novak’s chest management permits him to try the overhead kick that set the Bantams on their solution to their second win in a row. It’s a superb goal that he’ll look back on with satisfaction.”

Novak beat off competition from Colchester United’s Callum Harriott and Newport County’s Scott Twine.


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