Rotherham United midfielder Sam Clucas has been pipped to the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month award for December by Ipswich Town attacker Wes Burns.
Clucas’ thunderous volley against Sunderland had been nominated for the award which was ultimately decided by a fan vote and panel decision.
Also selected in the shortlist were Watford’s Wesley Hoedt, Leicester City’s James Justin and Rotherham United’s Sam Clucas.
Wes Burns – IPSWICH TOWN v Coventry City – 2nd December
Ipswich Town winger Wes Burns is the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month winner for December.
Conor Chaplin’s whipped pass and a five-player move traversing the Portman Road pitch were still topped by Burns’ audacious, breathtaking banana shot off the outside of his right boot.
Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge and Sky Sports Pundit Don Goodman said: “The whole attacking move was worth applauding but the finish from Wes Burns was out of this world. He cut inside with purpose and showed incredible technique to bend the ball beyond the keeper using the outside of his foot.
“This was the goal of a lifetime for Burns… It was inventive, skilful and hugely unfortunate for the other candidates in December who in any other month may have had a chance of winning, but this strike has to be considered one of the favourites for Goal of the Season.”