Sone Aluko’s stunning solo gets Goal of the Month nomination

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The attacker showed his distinctive qualities before letting fly from long range to end the Royals' underwhelming spell

Sone Aluko’s stunning winner against Queens Park Rangers on Friday has been nominated for English Championship Goal of the Month award for March.

The winger’s goal in the 13th minute propelled 10-man Reading over their visitors, and it handed them their first maximum points after 10 games.

The 29-year-old left his marker, Jake Bidwell chasing a clean pair of heels, after showing an amazing turn of pace near the halfway line before cutting in from the right to rifle an effort into the top corner from around 20 yards.

Aluko whose last goal came in November - in the Royals' 4-2 win at Derby County - helped kick-start new manager Paul Clement’s reign on a positive note.

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The Nigeria international’s stunner is nominated alongside goals by Cardiff City's Sol Bamba and Millwall's Ben Marshall.

The goal was the forward’s third in 33 league games since his summer move from Fulham.

 

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