The Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month winners for April have been confirmed!
Sky Bet Championship
Arnaut Danjuma – Norwich City v BOURNEMOUTH – 17th April
Bournemouth winger Arnaut Danjuma is the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month winner for April, receiving 43% of the public vote.
Not content with dancing along the touchline, dragging the ball past two defenders and then slicing infield, the Dutchman cut a perfectly struck shot back against his direction of travel.
Danjuma said: “I’m delighted to win this award and would like to thank everyone who voted for me.
“It was an important goal because it helped us pick up a big three points against a great Norwich side. When I cut inside, I wasn’t sure if I should have shot earlier, but I took a second touch and then hit it with my laces and it flew into the top corner.
“It was a great game and a great win for us. We went to Norwich with a mission – to win the game – and I’m delighted that I could help us achieve that. It was a big step in helping us achieve our place in the Play-Offs.”
Danjuma beat off competition from Derby County’s Tom Lawrence and Queens Park Rangers’ Rob Dickie.
🍒 @afcbournemouth's Arnaut Danjuma is the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month winner for April, receiving 43% of the public vote!#EFL | #SkyBetChampionship pic.twitter.com/RheDavIF37— Sky Bet Championship (@SkyBetChamp) May 14, 2021
Sky Bet League One
Sullay Kaikai – Sunderland v BLACKPOOL – 27th April
Blackpool winger Sullay Kaikai is the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month winner for April, receiving 44% of the public vote.
Even in slow motion, Kaikai’s stunning winner is a blur. It’s not as if the ball came slowly towards him. The sweetness of the strike had heads turning instantly in the Sunderland area.
Kaikai said: “It’s a great personal achievement to win any award and I’m really pleased that my goal against Sunderland has done that.
“I kind of got lucky on the day because I’m normally on the left-hand side, however this time I was on the right and it favoured my right foot. Once the ball came out, I had just one thing in my mind – and that was to hit it!
“I think it is definitely the best goal I’ve scored in my career to date.” Kaikai beat off competition from Burton Albion’s Joe Powell and Hull City’s Callum Elder.
🍊 @BlackpoolFC's Sullay Kaikai is the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month winner for April, receiving 44% of the public vote!#EFL | #SkyBetLeagueOne pic.twitter.com/OoDnQPHm5c— Sky Bet League One (@SkyBetLeagueOne) May 14, 2021
Sky Bet League Two
Tom Conlon – Barrow v PORT VALE – 20th April
Port Vale midfielder Tom Conlon is the Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Month winner for April, receiving 47% of the public vote.
When Barrow keeper Joel Dixon launched a goal-kick, the last thing he expected was Conlon seizing his chance to arc an audaciously looped volley over him from the halfway line.
Conlon beat off competition from Cheltenham Town’s Callum Wright & Walsall’s Emmanuel Osadebe.
⚫️⚪️ @OfficialPVFC's Tom Conlon is the Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Month winner for April, receiving 47% of the public vote!#EFL | #SkyBetLeagueTwo pic.twitter.com/cjVhFu8HUt— Sky Bet League Two (@SkyBetLeagueTwo) May 14, 2021