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Skipper up for Goal of the Month

9 March 2018

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The skipper is one of six contenders to win the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month gong for February, following his stunning opener against Leeds United at the Lane last month.


Sky Bet give us the runners and riders.

Ruben Neves
Wolves v Blades - 3rd February
Blessed with a technique that is the envy of his peers, Neves made the ridiculously hard task of curling a 20-yard shot just inside where bar and post meet look effortlessly simple.

Adam Le Fondre
Bolton v Fulham - 10th February
Le Fondre performed two exquisite skills to score. Firstly, the ability to judge to perfection a ball dropping over his shoulder. Secondly, the sweetest of low volleys across his body.

Billy Sharp
Blades v Leeds - 10th February
Sharp adjusted his position to allow for the loop of the ball off a defender's head as he executed a power-packed waist-high hooked volley for his 200th career Sky Bet EFL goal.

Conor Hourihane
Villa v Birmingham City - 11th February
Hourihane etched his name in Second City derby and Villa folklore with a stunning effort. Chesting the ball down, he struck the sweetest of dipping volleys into the Birmingham net.

Jamie Allen
Barnsley v Burton - 20th February
Is there a better way to start a game? A true team goal spanning 55 seconds featured 18 crisp, urgent passes, clever movement and ended with Allen's pinpoint rising 20-yarder.

Liam Kelly
Reading v Derby - 24th February
The degree of difficulty in Kelly's strike rose because he was looking at the ball coming towards him and away from the target as he swept his unerring shot into the far corner.


The Sky Bet Championship shortlist, like that in Sky Bet Leagues One and Two, usually consists of three goals. February is the shortest month, but it was so long on stunning goals that we are going with a six-goal shortlist this month. We cannot split them, so we will let the fans decide which one is the best.


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