November may have been a quieter month for our men’s team with the World Cup commencing but there are still plenty of top goals to choose from in our monthly vote, with a healthy helping from Chelsea Women and our Academy teams…
Emma Hayes’s side have marched on with three wins from three in both domestic and European competition, while our youngsters have progressed to the last-16 of the Papa Johns Trophy.
Those teams contribute the majority of the contenders on November’s seven-goal shortlist, although Raheem Sterling also makes an appearance, and you can relive all the strikes by watching the video before placing your vote at the link below.
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Erin Cuthbert vs Tottenham
With an expectant crowd packed into Stamford Bridge, Cuthbert fired the Blues into a 2-0 lead against our big rivals in the Women’s Super League down the Matthew Harding end.
A left-sided outswinging corner from Guro Reiten found its way all through to the Scotland international on the edge of the box and she took a touch on her chest to control before striking a half-volley with pace and precision into the top corner.
Raheem Sterling vs Dinamo Zagreb
With our progression as group winners already sealed heading into the final round of Champions League action, the pressure was off on a sodden night at Stamford Bridge and Sterling stepped up with the goal of the evening just 18 minutes into the contest.
The England forward pounced on some hesitation among the rearguard of our Croatian visitors and took full advantage with two touches to create a yard of space and then a bending left-footed shot into the bottom corner.
Erin Cuthbert vs Real Madrid
Another Cuthbert spectacular had Kingsmeadow on its feet in amazement as the 24-year-old found the back of the net from an improbable angle to double our lead against the Spaniards.
With little danger obvious as Niamh Charles sent the midfielder scuttling down the right wing, Cuthbert took a look and sized up the geometry before smashing the ball across goal and into the far corner from near the corner flag.
Ben Elliott vs Peterborough United
A fine finish from 15 yards sealed our progress in the Papa Johns Trophy as we wrapped up a 4-2 victory in Cambridgeshire.
The goal owed plenty to the direct running of Dion Rankine before Elliott took charge, shimmying away from one sliding challenge before hitting a rising left-footed shot into the roof of the net.
Lauren James vs Man United
Millie Bright’s long clearance forward set Sam Kerr running clear down the left channel not long after the Australian had broken the deadlock at Leigh Sports Village.
With support quickly arriving, it was James who glided into space on the edge of the box to receive the pass and her crisp low finish left the United keeper with no chance.
Cesare Casadei vs Peterborough United
The Italian teenager’s stunning strike had even the home supporters at the Weston Homes Stadium gasping in disbelief as he found the top corner from over 30 yards out.
Picking the ball up just inside the Peterborough half, the midfielder drove forward and into space before unleashing a rasping effort that arrowed through the air and stayed way out of reach of our on-loan goalkeeper Lucas Bergstrom.
Josh Acheampong vs Tottenham
The England Under-17 defender sealed a valuable victory away at Tottenham for our youth team with the third goal in a tight London derby.
Finding himself central from his right-back position, the 16-year-old shifted the ball onto his left foot and struck a brilliant effort into the top corner.
2022/23 Goal of the Month winners
October – Conor Gallagher vs Crystal Palace
September – Ben Chilwell vs West Ham
August – Kalidou Koulibaly vs Tottenham