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Monthly Awards

Goal of the Month: January nominees

9 February 2018

The January nominations for the Sky Bet Goal of the Month are in!

Steve Morison: Millwall v Norwich City — 1st January

Is there a better way to start the new year? Turning on to a bouncing George Saville pass, Morison judged his volley exquisitely to send it dipping over Norwich 'keeper Angus Gunn.
Bersant Celina: Ipswich Town v Leeds United — 13th January
Ipswich fans already knew about Bersant Celina. The rest of us do now, after he set off from the touchline at pace, beat two men and bent a sumptuous strike into the top corner.
James Maddison: Norwich City v Brentford — 27th January
A second nomination this season for a player who connects with the ball so cleanly. After neatly slipping a tackle, his searing right-foot effort dived into the bottom corner in a hurry.


Alex Mowatt: Oxford United v Walsall 13th January

From the angle of Mowatt’s run-up, Walsall keeper Liam Roberts knew he was going to curl his free-kick up and over the wall. Trouble was, Mowatt’s strike was perfection itself.

Richie Smallwood: Blackburn Rovers v Fleetwood Town — 20th January

Smallwood visualised this goal so well. Before the ball even arrived at his feet, he knew he wanted to cut back on to his right foot, create an angle for the shot and thump it home.

Ellis Harrison: Bristol Rovers v Doncaster Rovers — 27th January

With his side under late pressure, Harrison delved into his reserves of energy to sprint 60 yards with the ball, leaving defenders in his wake, then driving his shot into the far corner.


Sean McConville: Accrington Stanley v Chesterfield — 6th January

Some shots simply cannot be saved. McConville’s genius with this curler from outside the area was to arc the ball on a trajectory which made it dip under the bar at the last second.

Dayle Grubb: Forest Green Rovers v Cambridge United — 20th January

There seemed little danger when Grubb collected a pass and attempted to go outside his man. That was until he switched back, cut infield and sent a screamer into the top corner.

Maxime Biamou:  Coventry City v Swindon Town — 20th January

The timing, accuracy and ferocity with which Biamou lashed in a 20-yard shot on the bounce, after his own headed flick-on, made this a worthy first league goal in England.


Voting closes on Tuesday 13th February. All winners will be announced on Friday 16th February.

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 Manager David Tweed 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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