VIDEO: Watch the January Premier League Goal of the Month nominees

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Will it be one of Olivier Giroud or Andy Carroll's acrobatic efforts, or can someone else snatch the award for January's best strike?

Sensational strikes from Olivier Giroud and Andy Carroll are among the nominees for the January Premier League Goal of the Month.

Giroud opened the year with a scorpion kick goal against Crystal Palace, while Carroll's bicycle kick against the same opponents two weeks later drew huge plaudits.

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Giroud's team-mate Lucas Perez is also nominated, while Wayne Rooney's record 250th Manchester United goal is included in the shortlist.

Check out all eight goals below!

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January's Carling Goal of the Month shortlist

Olivier Giroud (ARSENAL v Crystal Palace) 1 January
Lucas Perez (AFC Bournemouth v ARSENAL) 3 January
Andy Carroll (WEST HAM v Crystal Palace) 14 January
Marko Arnautovic (Sunderland v STOKE CITY second goal) 14 January
Harry Kane (SPURS v West Brom third goal) 14 January
Roberto Firmino (LIVERPOOL v Swansea City) 21 January
Wayne Rooney (Stoke City v MAN UTD) 21 January
David Luiz (Liverpool v CHELSEA) 31 January

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