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James Maddison wins January's Championship GOTM

16 February 2018

James Maddison's stunning strike at Brentford has been voted as January's Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month.

The midfielder nutmegged his marker at Griffin Park before lashing home from 30 yards with just five minutes on the clock.

That goal proved to be enough to give the Canaries all three points, ending Brentford's 13-game unbeaten home run in the process.

It is the second time this season Maddison has collected the award, having also netted an equally sublime winner at Middlesbrough back in September.

Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge and Sky Sports Pundit Don Goodman said: "James Maddison has blossomed this season into one of the most talked-about, exciting prospects in the EFL and with goals like this it’s not hard to see why.

"After a particularly messy phase of play, Maddison’s classy touch, nutmeg and shot stand out even more, such is the beauty in their simplicity."

Maddison himself added: "It’s another special goal to add to the collection of mine this season.

"It was a match-winning goal again like the one in September, which makes it even better. To get the three points, scoring the winning goal, away from home – I’m delighted.

"To be fair, I think the Brentford goal was better because of the nutmeg before it and the finish. It's something I’ve done in training a lot, so to put it into a game and show everyone what I can do is brilliant."

Maddison beat off competition from Ipswich Town’s Bersant Celina and Millwall’s Steve Morison, taking 51 per cent of the vote.

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