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Beast wins Goal of the Month prize

Striker tops Twitter poll.

14 January 2022

Wycombe Wanderers striker Adebayo Akinfenwa is the Sky Bet League One Goal of the Month winner for December, receiving 73% of the public vote.

The Sky Bet press release reads:

Only ‘The Beast’ could have scored this. Using his strength to hold off a defender, Akinfenwa chested the ball into space, ignored a sly tug and executed an outrageously conceived lob.

Akinfenwa said: “I need to shout out [Wycombe keeper] David Stockdale because he and I have an understanding and he knows if he can send the ball in my direction then I will back myself against any defender.

“It was a great ball into me and I was just happy to win my battle and see the ball sit up nicely for me to hit. I made a good connection and I knew it was in straightaway.

“It was nice that it was in front of our own fans in the terrace and ideally I’d have loved if it was the winning goal, but it got us back on level terms which was important.

“Thanks to everyone who voted for me and to Sky Bet for the trophy. My kids can’t believe I actually scored a goal from outside the area, but now I have the trophy to remind them.”

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Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge and Sky Sports Pundit Don Goodman said: “No player in English football can match Adebayo Akinfenwa’s strength and ability to take the ball down under pressure. 

“Often he brings his teammates into play, but this was all him. Not only did he have the vision to lob the Wimbledon keeper, he also had the skill and nerve to do it while he was off-balance.” 

Akinfenwa beat off competition from Lincoln City’s Teddy Bishop and Shrewsbury Town’s Daniel Udoh.

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