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Goal of the Month: Vote for October's top strike

10 November 2017

October's Sky Bet Goal of the Month nominations are in. Get voting for your favourite...

Sammy Ameobi: BOLTON WANDERERS v Sheffield Wednesday – 14th October

Ameobi headed towards the wing initially before cutting back inside and curling an exquisite shot into the bottom corner to set up Bolton’s first EFL win of the season.

Paul Coutts: SHEFFIELD UNITED v Reading – 21st October

Coutts didn’t hesitate as the ball was poked out to him off a defender’s leg. One swish of his left foot later and it took a perfect arc on its way into the top corner of the net.

Joe Williams: BARNSLEY v Burton Albion – 31st October

Pure dynamism from Williams, firstly to anticipate a bouncing ball, next to chest it forwards into space and finally to time the sweetest of left-foot volleys to perfection.

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Ben Whiteman: DONCASTER ROVERS v Southend United – 7th October

The second goal of his hat-trick, Whiteman waited for a defensive header to drop to him and demonstrated impeccable technique to sweep home a thigh-high volley.

Graham Carey: PLYMOUTH ARGYLE v Shrewsbury Town – 14th October

There was only one thought in Carey’s head as he strode on to a loose ball, weaved his way between two defenders and stroked a pinpoint 20-yard strike into the top corner.

Marcus Maddison: PETERBOROUGH UNITED v Shrewsbury Town – 28th October

Vision and audacity combined beautifully in a goal for the ages as Maddison spotted the chance to drive a stunning 40-yard strike over the head of stranded visiting keeper Dean Henderson.

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Ebere Eze: WYCOMBE WANDERERS v Cambridge United – 7th October

Collecting a short pass, Eze brought the ball under control, took a touch to set himself up, and then struck a sweet 20-yard half-volley which dipped under the bar and into the far corner.

Ben Whitfield: PORT VALE v Cheltenham Town – 14th October

The on-loan Bournemouth midfielder demonstrated remarkable technique to help the Valiants to a first win under Neil Aspin, running away from goal, swivelling and striking a dropping ball into the bottom corner on the volley.

Jordan Shipley: COVENTRY CITY v Luton Town – 28th October

Shipley’s first goal as a professional will stay with him forever. His pinpoint free-kick was struck with pace and unerring accuracy around the edge of the Luton wall and into the back of the net.

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The winners of the Sky Bet EFL Goals of the Month are chosen by a fan poll on

The shortlist for the poll is decided by a judging panel following suggestions from supporters via Twitter.

The judging panel comprises Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; Sky Bet Sponsorship Executive Michael Holinski and EFL Senior Media Manager Rob Meaden.

To suggest a goal to be considered for future Sky Bet Goal of the Month awards, fans can tweet details of their nominated goal to @SkyBet using #SkyBetGotM.

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