Leanne Kiernan, of West Ham’s women’s team, has won the club’s Goal of the Month award.
There was a shortlist of five goals scored in August to choose from. This included strikes from West Ham’s first-team, youth team and women’s team.
The other contenders
Marko Arnautovic against Arsenal was the only Premier League goal nominated.
The Austrian international combined well with Felipe Anderson before netting from outside the box.
The other first-team goal was Issa Diop against AFC Wimbledon. With the Hammers trailing in the cup, the young French defender carried the ball forward and hit a thumping low shot into the net from range.
Xande Silva, a summer arrival, had two goals on the shortlist. Playing for the PL2 side, the Portugal youth international’s goals against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City were up for the award.
Leanne Kiernan: a deserved winner
Kiernan’s strike for the women’s team was the deserved winner. Having signed in the summer, the Republic of Ireland international wasted no time impressing at West Ham.
Against Lewes in the cup, she contributed to a 4-1 win with this fine goal. Kiernan received the ball, knocked it past the defender and then hit an unstoppable shot from range, which clipped the underside of the bar on its way in.
Here are how West Ham fans reacted to Kiernan receiving the Goal of the Month award.
She was outstanding the whole game a proper talent! And a great assist by Claire Rafferty ⚒
— Michelle ⚒ 🏴 (@Sullivan_Mish) September 11, 2018
She could teach the men's team something…
— Nick Roper⚒🏴 (@nickpaulroper1) September 11, 2018
Is she available for the Macclesfield game?
— StephenJL (@skyellis666) September 11, 2018
Get her to the first team, she’s better than Antonio
— jj ⚒ (@jeremiahhjoshua) September 11, 2018
Well there wasn’t really a lot to choose from! Can she play Saturday for the first team!!
— Jamie Penfold ⚒ (@jamie_penfold) September 11, 2018
Better than the men's team 👍😁
— 🦊TOMELLMORE67🦊 (@TOMTHEHAMMER67) September 11, 2018
They should play the next Premiership game. Hammers stand more chance of winning
— Nick Zea-Smith (@nickzeasmith) September 11, 2018
No competition there girl, keep the momentum, COYI
— EBS property care (@ebsspain) September 11, 2018