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🗳️ Vote for your January Goal of the Month!

Four brilliant goals in Royal colours- but who is crowned your GOTM?

3 February 2020

With plenty of games for both men and women sides, we have been treated with a vast array of goals- but the final four need your help to be crowned with the prestigious Goal of the Month.

The first two goals in the shortlist came from Blackpool's visit to the Mad Stad in the Emirates FA Cup Third Round. Sam Baldock with the first goal to restore the scoreline from being 1-0 down. A clinical through-pass from Michael Olise reached the path of Baldock and without hesitation, smashed past the keeper first-time. Brilliant finish to equal the scoreline 1-1 at the time.

The Royals went down 2-1 shortly after, but that didn't stop the second equaliser of the afternoon. This time from Danny Loader. Teddy Howe sent Garath McCleary on his way on the right-wing, and the immediate low driven cross was well-received by Loader, who skilfully flicked the ball goalwards - leaving the Blackpool goalkeeper scrambling as it clipped the ball and dribbled in.

The third goal had quality written all over it. The Royals Women side headed to Kingsmeadow to face high-flying Chelsea, but it was Reading who started the goal celebrations. What seemed a tricky ball to handle was well controlled by Brooke Chaplen, who chested it down in the path of oncoming Fara Williams. Perfection in the technique, the strike headed goalwards, giving the goalkeeper no chance of getting to it. A slight deflection from the Chelsea defender does not take away from the great team move and finish.

The fourth and final goal was sure to have left a lump in everyone's throats. The game meant much more than the result for Yakou Méïté, who got himself at the end of a brilliant looped ball from Charlie Adam. Headed down and struck on the bounce, the Mad Stad erupted and joined in the emotional celebrations. Great control and clinical finish, well worthy of a spot in the January GOTM.

So Royals, what goal is taking your fancy for the award?

GOAL 1: Sam Baldock (vs Blackpool)

GOAL 2: Danny Loader (vs Blackpool)

GOAL 3: Fara Williams (vs Chelsea Women)

GOAL 4: Yakou Méïté (vs Cardiff City)

Head over to our Twitter channels and cast your vote- which ends on Wednesday at 3pm! 

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