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SKY BET: Shaun Miller in running for Goal of the Month award

Voting open now for September accolade

6 October 2017

A stunning strike from Shaun Miller against Barnet midway through September has put the United forward in the running for the Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Month award.

A sublime touch from a huge kick from Shamal George was followed by an unbelievable volley which zipped into the roof of the net to earn the Cumbrians a well-deserved point on the day.

Speaking about the nomination last night, Miller said: "It's right up there as being one of the best goals I've scored but the other two players involved both had decent finishes as well.

"I've said before that I'll take any goal in any way it comes, but it is pleasing when you get one like that. The touch made my mind up really and it was then just a case of getting the shot on target. I caught it well and it was a good feeling to see it hit the back of the net.

"Win or not it's nice to be nominated, so we'll just have to wait and see how it goes."

The September nominations for the Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Month award are:

Chris Hussey – Luton Town v SWINDON TOWN – 9 September

A strike that owed equal amounts to vision and technique. Striding into the area, Hussey cannily used the outside of his left foot to bend home an unstoppable shot.

Shaun MillerCARLISLE UNITED v Barnet – 16 September

Poetry in motion as Miller turned a hopeful punt forward into a goal to savour. The key was his volleyed control which gave him the time to judge his hooked overhead exquisitely.

Watch the highlights from the game, including THAT goal, here:

Jayden StockleyEXETER CITY v Morecambe – 30 September

There seemed little danger when Stockley chested down a throw-in at the by-line. He had other ideas. A clever lobbed flick set him through on goal. His volley did the rest.

Voting is open NOW - click HERE to register your vote for Shaun Miller on the Sky Sports website!

Voting closes on Tuesday 10 October - winners to be announced on Friday 13 October.

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The September nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month Award are:

Diogo Jota – WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS v Millwall – 9 September

Pace and directness terrify defenders. Jota collected a loose ball at speed, drove forward and used the space as defenders backed off to arrow his shot into the net.

Mustapha Carayol – NOTTINGHAM FOREST v Wolverhampton Wanderers – 16 September

Aware that John Ruddy was off his goal-line, Carayol didn’t waste a moment as he jinked inside and sent a perfectly judged, fiercely driven lob over the Wolves keeper.

James Maddison – Middlesbrough v NORWICH CITY – 26 September

Collecting a slipped Marley Watkins pass, Maddison knew instantly what to do. A cushioned touch was followed by a classy, arcing 25-yarder into the top corner.

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The September nominations for the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month Award are:

Devante Cole – Portsmouth v FLEETWOOD TOWN – 16 September

It would have been easy for Cole to try to hit Lewie Coyle’s headed knock-down too hard. Instead, he calmly used his in-step to drag his subtle volley into the far corner.

Michael Jacobs – WIGAN ATHLETIC v Northampton Town – 19 September

When the Northampton defenders didn’t close him down, Jacobs strode into space and unleashed a sumptuous 30-yard strike that was still rising when it hit the net.

Tony McMahon – Northampton Town v BRADFORD CITY – 23 September

The sweet, laconic beauty of this free-kick made it special. With almost no run-up, McMahon timed his clip over the Northampton wall into the top corner to perfection.

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The winners of the Sky Bet EFL Goals of the Month are chosen by a fan poll on skysports.com.

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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