Josh Tymon’s winner against Nottingham Forest has been nominated for Championship goal of the month.
The 22-year-old wing-back put the finishing touch to a team move that swept from back to front and involved 10 players.
Stoke were slick as they worked the ball from back to front via Joe Bursik, Leo Ostigard, Harry Souttar, Joe Allen and Sam Clucas to Tommy Smith charging down the right.
The move was gathering momentum as Smith’s low pass was dummied by Jacob Brown and accelerated by a flick from Steven Fletcher to Vrancic just outside the box.
Vrancic had the coolness to just cushion a pass perfectly into the space in front of Tymon, sprinting in from the left to score in front of the Boothen End.
The Championship nomination picks up the move half way through, citing: “Six players, five touches, imagination, vision, the subtlest of dummies, the deftest of flicks and an unerring low finish from Tymon made Stoke’s team goal a thing of Potteries beauty.”
Also up for the award are West Brom’s Alex Mowatt, against Blackburn, and Millwall’s Jed Wallace, against Blackpool.
The nomination states: “The difficulty facing Mowatt as he lined up a thigh-high volley was not to swing his foot through the ball too early. He chose the perfect moment to sweep home majestically.”
It adds: “Everybody at The Den, including Blackpool keeper Chris Maxwell, knew what Wallace was intending. The combination of speed, spin and accuracy meant he still couldn’t stop this pearler.”
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Voting starts today via a fan poll on the official Championship Twitter account. The winner will be announced next Friday.