EFL Winning Goals Of October - 2017
The EFL have now released the winners of the October Goal of the Month competition for the Championship, League One and League Two.
October gave plenty of strikes to consider but the EFL have now picked each of the division winners from the past month.
The winners of the EFL Goals of the Month are chosen by a fan poll on Skysports.com and the shortlist for the poll is decided by a judging panel following suggestions from supporters via Twitter.
The judging panel is made up of Sky Sports' EFL expert Don Goodman, Sky Bet Sponsorship Manager David Tweed and EFL Senior Media Manager Rob Meaden.
October's winners are as follows:
Joe Williams: Barnsley v Burton Albion - 31st October
'Barnsley midfielder Joe Williams is the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month winner for October, receiving 48% of the public vote. It was pure dynamism from Williams, firstly to anticipate a bouncing ball, next to chest it forwards into space and finally to time the sweetest of left-foot volleys to perfection. Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge and Sky Sports Pundit Don Goodman said: 'The way in which Joe keeps control of a most difficult bouncing ball is impressive in itself but the strike and control on the volley whilst under pressure from a defender closing him down is quite frankly incredible. At just 20 years of age he`s scored a better goal than most players will manage in their entire career!'
Marcus Maddison: Peterborough United v Shrewsbury Town - 28th October
'Peterborough United winger Marcus Maddison is the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month winner for October, receiving 44% of the public vote. Vision and audacity combined beautifully in a goal for the ages as Maddison spotted the chance to drive a 40-yard stunner over the head of stranded visiting keeper Dean Henderson. Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge and Sky Sports Pundit Don Goodman said: 'It was going to take something special to bring Shrewsbury`s unbeaten run to an end this season and Maddison`s wonder-goal certainly fits the bill. The defenders around him must have been thinking, 'go on then, shoot if you dare` but how they must regret that now! The vision, awareness and strike were all exceptional but the key to catching the goalkeeper Henderson out was hitting the ball so early. In Henderson`s defence, the power and accuracy of the strike would have been enough to beat any keeper.'
Jordan Shipley: Coventry City v Luton Town - 28th October
'Coventry City midfielder Jordan Shipley is the Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Month winner for October, receiving 47% of the public vote. Shipley`s first goal as a professional will stay with him forever. His pinpoint free-kick was struck with pace and unerring accuracy around the edge of the Luton wall. Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge and Sky Sports Pundit Don Goodman said: 'Academy graduate Jordan has made just five league appearances and already has a Goal of the Month award to his name. The goal itself was a superbly struck free-kick which nestled in the top corner and secured a fantastic win for the Sky Blues. It shows an enormous amount of self-confidence for a youngster to want to step up and take a free-kick in that position and an enormous amount of faith from his manager and team-mates to let him! All were rewarded for a great decision and he will be at the front of the queue when it comes to taking the next one!'