February Goal of the Month nominations
The February nominations for the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two Goal of the Month are:
Nelson Oliveira – READING v Blackburn Rovers – 13th February
Wearing a protective mask in his best Zorro impression, Oliveira slashed his way inside after collecting a firm pass and struck a rapier-like shot with pace, precision and no little panache.
Teemu Pukki – Bolton Wanderers v NORWICH CITY – 16th February
More than the technique to drag a looped pass out of the air or even the ability to loft the ball delightfully over an onrushing goalkeeper, let’s celebrate Pukki’s impudence and vision.
Said Benrahma – BRENTFORD v Hull City – 23rd February
The Griffin Park pitch was Benrahma’s dance floor as shimmied with twinkle-toed delight through a mesmerised Hull defence before lifting a shot into the net with the toe of his boot.
Alex Mowatt – BARNSLEY v Scunthorpe United – 2nd February
Yes, the sun was low in the Oakwell sky, but that is precisely why Mowatt chose to shoot from nearly 40 yards, swerving the ball with such accuracy and force that it flew into the net.
Kyle Wootton – SCUNTHORPE UNITED v Accrington Stanley – 9th February
As the ball was laid back to him, Wootton knew what to do, clipping his shot on the stretch with the outside of his right boot. It spun instantly away at pace and nestled in the far corner.
Jordan Graham – Blackpool v OXFORD UNITED – 23rd February
What a way to score your first Sky Bet EFL goal in more than three years and secure your side’s first away win of the season – a free-kick of whip and dip that found the net in a hurry.
Sam Hoskins – Tranmere Rovers v NORTHAMPTON TOWN – 5th February
How did he do that? Marked closely and running diagonally across the area, Hoskins defied all logic as he backheeled home a half-volley and threw in a pirouette for good measure.
Kaiyne Woolery – SWINDON TOWN v Forest Green Rovers – 12th February
From Swindon’s left touchline by their penalty area to Woolery in the right-wing channel three passes later, this move was given the finish it deserved – a delightfully clipped shot.
Illias Chair – Lincoln City v STEVENAGE – 16th February
Lincoln thought there was no danger as Chair dribbled towards the corner flag. They didn’t foresee an astonishing shot back across his body and into the top corner from 25 yards.
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The winners of the Sky Bet EFL Goals of the Month are chosen by a fan poll on skysports.com.