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READ | Smith misses out on August Goal of the Month award

24 September 2021

The winner for the August Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month has been decided..

Rotherham United forward Michael Smith narrowly missed out on the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month gong for August having been nominated for his screamer against Morecambe at the Mazuma Stadium in the Millers' win over the Shrimps.

Following a public vote, it was decided that Sunderland's Elliot Embleton would land the crown for his effort against Wycombe Wanderers.


Elliot Embleton – SUNDERLAND v Wycombe Wanderers – 28th August

Sunderland midfielder Elliot Embleton is the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month winner for August, receiving 57% of the public vote.

Embleton was already moving as he tucked a throw-in around the corner to Lynden Gooch. Seizing the return pass, he sent an exquisite left-foot curler spinning into the far corner.

Embleton said: “Thank you to all of the fans who voted. It was a special goal for me because it was my first at the Stadium of Light in front of our own supporters, which is something I have waited a long time to do.

“It’s been a strong start to the season and we have implemented the way the gaffer has asked us to play, so hopefully we can kick on and keep winning. I’ve been here since I was six years old and this is my club, so I’m loving every minute.”

Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge and Sky Sports Pundit Don Goodman said: “Forgive the pun but Embleton has been emblematic of Lee Johnson’s promising young side this season, coming back from a loan spell at Blackpool to impress in the early weeks of the season.

“His goal had all the hallmarks of a player with confidence flowing through him, a throw in, a quick one two and a curling effort into the far post executed in style…stunning!!”

Embleton beat off competition from Rotherham United’s Michael Smith and Shrewsbury Town’s Tom Bloxham.

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