Eddie Nketiah's hat-trick-clinching strike against Sheffield United is a contender for the Premier League's Goal of the Month award for October.
The striker completed his first treble in the division in style when he thundered a shot into the top corner of the Blades goal during our 5-0 success at Emirates Stadium, and that effort has seen him included on the shortlist to crown the league’s best goal during October.
Having found the net either side of half-time to put us two goals ahead, Eddie clinched the matchball in spectacular style in the 58th minute. Gabriel Martinelli found Emile Smith Rowe in space in a central position who fed a pass into his fellow Hale End graduate inside the final third.
With his back to goal, the striker cushioned the ball, and set himself up for a right-footed blast from 25 yards which arrowed into the top corner of the North Bank net, leaving Blades keeper Wes Foderingham grasping thin air as the shot raced out of his reach.
That made it three on the afternoon for Eddie, taking his tally up to five for the campaign and earning him a spot on the eight-player shortlist for the month’s best netbuster.
The other contenders are Brentford duo Bryan Mbuemo and Samman Ghoddos who netted in the same game against Burnley, while the Clarets’ Jacob Bruun Larson is also nominated for his curler against Luton Town.
Jack Harrison’s dipping first-time strike to help Everton beat Bournemouth also gets recognised, as does the Cherries’ Philip Billing who lobbed Burnley’s James Trafford from just inside the opposition's half. Meanwhile Manchester United’s Diego Dalot’s late strike to win the game against Sheffield United and Hwang Hee-chan’s individual effort against Newcastle United are the other options.
Like all Premier League awards, supporters’ votes will be combined with the selections of a panel of experts to determine the winner, and you can vote for Eddie now until Monday, November 8 at midday UK time.
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