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Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month

14 April 2017

United's Daniel Lafferty is the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month winner for March, receiving 70% of the public vote for his stunning strike at Rochdale.

Lafferty watched the ball drop to him from long-range following a set-piece and struck it unerringly into the top corner with the outside of his left boot, it was an unstoppable effort.

Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge and Sky Sports Pundit Don Goodman said: "Rochdale actually did a good job of clearing their lines from the set play to a reasonable distance from goal, but nobody could have expected a Lafferty to rifle a strike home from over 30-yards-out.

"It's the kind of strike that all pros at all levels all over the world would love to hit but not many achieve a strike like that!"

Lafferty said: "I'm delighted to win the award, I've never won a personal accolade, so it's very nice. I don't score many so it's a good one to get.

"The pitch that day wasn't great so I thought I'd just take it first time as it came out from the free-kick and fortunately I caught it well and it found its way into the back of the net."

The Northern Ireland international beat off competition from Oxford United's Chris Maguire and Rochdale's Nathaniel Mendez-Long for the award.

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