Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke won the Sky Bet’s Goal of the Month award for December, receiving 41% of the public vote.
His goal against Fulham on 3 December was six seconds of simple and beautiful hair at the start of the second half. Solanke sprinted forward and between the defenders to catch a perfect chip and blast a lofty shot into the net.
“We worked really hard on this starting routine the week before the match so for it to come the way it was was fantastic, and scoring like this in such a big game was an added bonus,” Solanke said.
“I am really happy to win this award and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for the goal on Twitter.”
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Don Goodman, Sky Bet EFL Goal of the month captain and Sky Sports arbitrator, said: “This wasn’t just Dominic Solanke’s goal, it was a fantastic piece of planning and execution from the Bournemouth coaching staff as well as the players on the pitch.
“Break the deadlock in a tight match. Every player understands his role and Solanke timing his run to perfection. His control was spot on while the finish was certain.”
Solanke defeated Troy Deeney of Birmingham City and Sorba Thomas of Huddersfield Town.
Sky Bet League One Winner: Adebayo Akinfenwa – WYCOMBE WANDERERS vs AFC Wimbledon – December 11
Wycombe Wanderers striker Adebayo Akinfenwa is the Sky Bet League One Goal winner for the month of December, receiving 73% of the public vote.
Only ‘The Beast’ could have recorded this. Using his power to fend off a defender, Akinfenwa sent the ball into space, ignoring a sly tug and executing an outrageously visualized lob.
Akinfenwa said, “I want to scream [Wycombe ‘keeper] David Stockdale because I understand and knows if he can send the ball in my direction, I will support myself against any defender.
“It was a great ball inside of me and I was just happy to win my fight and see the ball straight so well I could hit it.
“It was nice to be in front of our fans on the balcony and ideally I would have loved it if it was the winning goal, but it brought us back to the level that was important.
“Thank you to everyone who voted for me and to thank Sky Bet for the trophy. My kids can’t believe I actually scored a goal from outside the area, but now I have the trophy to remind them.”
“He often calls up his teammates, but that’s all there is to it. Not only did he have the vision to shoot the Wimbledon keeper, he also had the skill and nerves to do so while he was off-balance.”
Akinfenwa beat Teddy Bishop of Lincoln City and Daniel Odow of Shrewsbury Town.
Sky Bet League Two Winner: Davis Keylor Dunn – Oldham Athletic vs Forest Green Rovers – December 11
Oldham Athletic midfielder Keylor Dunn is the winner of the Sky Bet League award in December, with 44 percent of the audience vote.
The first goal with 10 in the 5-5 tie was the best too. There wasn’t anything complicated about Keillor-Dunn’s intentions, but the 30-yard was right, arrowhead straight and perfectly positioned.
Keylor Dunn said: “Obviously I’m happy to win the award but more importantly I need to take advantage of that momentum in our next matches to get us up in the league and that’s the main objective for me.
“On goal, I grabbed the ball inside their half and started driving with it. Nobody from the opponent pressured me too much and I didn’t have much choice, so after that, I heard some of the boys – and of course the crowd – shouting: ‘Shoot!’
After that, there was only one thing on my mind.”
“An epic game deserves an epic goal,” said Don Goodman, Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month captain and referee at Sky Sports. Davis Keilor-Dunn builds his reputation in League Two with long-range hits, but while the ‘keepers may know what It’s coming on, and stopping them when they hit this softly is another matter entirely.
“The ball did not go off course for one second and was placed at exactly the right angle.”
Keillor-Dunn beat competition from Finn Azaz of Newport County and David Ajiboye of Sutton United.