TIME TO VOTE FOR THE TOP GOALS...

The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Tom Black­ett

FANS can play their part in help­ing to de­cide the Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month win­ners for Au­gust.

In the Cham­pi­onship, the nom­i­na­tions are Ja­cob Mur­phy (Nor­wich) v Black­burn, Tom Cair­ney (Ful­ham) v Leeds, and Dwight Gayle’s first for New­cas­tle against Read­ing.

Mur­phy picked the ball up, beat his man and ri­fled a shot into the top right-hand cor­ner from 25 yards. It was his first goal for the club on a suc­cess­ful open­ing day out­ing – the Ca­naries won 4-1.

Cair­ney al­lowed Kevin McDon­ald’s pass from the right wing to roll across his body, be­fore dis­patch­ing a curl­ing ef­fort into the bot­tom left cor­ner of Robert Green’s goal from out­side the area.

Gayle lined up a 30-yard free-kick and hit a fierce curl­ing ef­fort into the top left hand cor­ner of Ali AlHabsi’s goal as the Toon Army ran out 4-1 win­ners.

In League One, the con­tenders are Mark Mar­shall (Brad­ford City) v Coven­try, Jay Spear­ing (Bolton) v She­field United and Jay Em­manuel-Thomas’ sec­ond for Gilling­ham ver­sus Shrews­bury.

In League Two, the nom­i­na­tions are Dan O’Shaugh­nessy (Chel­tenham) v Mans­field, Alex Ki­womya (Crewe) v New­port County and Gra­ham Carey’s sec­ond for Ply­mouth against Mans­field.

Vot­ing is now open on skys­ports.com. The win­ners will be an­nounced on Fri­day.

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