Norwich City’s Marcelino Nunez has gained the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month award for February.
The hold time of a looping defensive header allowed Nunez to maneuver in direction of the dropping ball, however made it even tougher to time his volley, which drew an ideal arc into the far nook.
Nunez mentioned: “I noticed it popping out of the sky and I simply hit it and had religion that it could go in. It was a particular feeling to get my first league purpose at Carrow Road [against Birmingham on February 21].
“I’m grateful to the top coach, my team-mates and our employees for all of their assist since I joined this membership.
“We will proceed to work laborious for the season and take a look at every little thing doable to attain our targets.”
Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month decide and Sky Sports pundit Don Goodman mentioned: “Volleys are just about at all times spectacular however some are extra spectacular than others and this one sits proper on the prime of the tree!
“Nunez wanted to maneuver rapidly and decisively to get into the proper place to strike, and having carried out this, his approach to fulfill the dropping ball completely was sensational.”
Nunez beat off competitors from Middlesbrough’s Chuba Akpom, Cardiff City’s Perry Ng & QPR’s Ilias Chair.
Sky Bet League One winner: Nathan Broadhead
Ipswich Town ahead Nathan Broadhead is the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month winner for February.
It wasn’t simply the accuracy of Broadhead’s 25-yard free-kick which took the breath away because it flew into the highest nook of the Wednesday web, however the astonishing pure timing of his strike.
Broadhead mentioned: “When I used to be youthful I’ve hit just a few like that, however that was the primary time in senior soccer I’ve scored a free-kick and doubtless the second I’ve ever taken.
“When we scored that purpose, you possibly can inform we simply modified the sport so it was necessary on the time for me to only get going once more.
“Overall I’m completely delighted with the award and hopefully can get extra.”
Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month decide and Sky Sports pundit Don Goodman mentioned: “The energy, dip and accuracy of this very good free-kick meant that even one of many division’s prime goalkeepers failed to put a hand on it.
“It was a purpose that despatched Ipswich into half-time with some perception and impressed a comeback to earn a degree towards a promotion rival – who is aware of how necessary that time may very well be come May.”
Broadhead beat off competitors from Peterborough United’s Hector Kyprianou, Cheltenham Town’s Elliot Bonds and Lincoln City’s Ben House.
Sky Bet League Two winner: Jacob Wakeling
Swindon Town striker Jacob Wakeling is the Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Month winner for February.
Wakeling even had some Salford followers clapping his audacity and approach as he judged the flight of a cross going behind him, spun and flicked the ball residence with the skin of his boot.
Wakeling mentioned: “I’m delighted to obtain this award. It was a particular purpose and most significantly, one which earned us an enormous level away at a extremely good Salford facet.
“Of course, it is at all times good to attain, however while you web one which’s a little bit bit out of the unusual that is then recognised by followers, it is actually particular, and I’m hoping I can contribute just a few extra earlier than the season to assist Swindon push up the desk.”
Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month decide and Sky Sports pundit Don Goodman mentioned: “Having judged this award for just a few seasons now, it’s totally uncommon to see one thing out of the unusual. However, this improvised end from Jacob Wakeling was really a one-of-a-kind!
“To hook the cross goalwards from approach behind his physique was spectacular, however to get sufficient tempo on it, and direct it in off the put up meant it deservedly took February’s crown.”
Wakeling beat off competitors from Crawley Town’s Jack Powell, Hartlepool United’s Dan Kemp & Bradford City’s Andy Cook.