Cyrus Christie has won September’s Goal of the Month, in association with ICM Capital, for his superb strike against Millwall.
It was the defender’s first goal for the Whites and it came late on in the 3-1 victory over The Lions at the Den in the Carabao Cup.
The Republic of Ireland international cut in from the right, in the 68th minute after receiving the ball from Luca de la Torre and with his left foot, guided the ball into the back of the net from outside the box.
All three goals from the match were nominated for the award with Christie coming out top of the seven goal shortlist with 43 per cent of the vote.
It was then a two horse race for second with Cameron Thompson claiming 22 per cent of the vote for his thunderous effort off the underside of the bar against Wycombe Wanderers and André Schürrle nabbing 20 per cent after finishing off Jean Michaël Seri’s neat chip against Brighton.
Speaking to fulhamfctv after the game, Christie spoke of how he had been doing extra work on his shooting after training alongside teammate Aleksandar Mitrović.
“It wasn’t too bad, I managed to get myself on the score sheet, to be fair I do a lot of it in training, the shooting, me and Mitro have been having a few competitions and I’ve been beating him at the minute.
“He told me at half-time that I’ve been cutting in a few times and to just have a shot, so it opened up for me, thankfully I made a nice connection and it went in,” said Christie.