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Andre Schurrle wins Carling Goal of the Month Award

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Fulham midfielder Andre Schurrle’s strike against Burnley in January has won him the Carling Goal of the Month Award.

The former Chelsea player returned to the Premier League last summer in Fulham after agreeing on a two-season loan deal at Craven Cottage.

It didn’t take long for Schurrle to settle back into English football after finding the net in only his third game for Fulham in their 4-2 win over Burnley on August 26.

The Germany international has since gone on to notch up five more goals in his 21 Premier League appearances this season.

And one of those goals came against Burnley again, when he brilliantly controlled the ball over the top from Denis Odoi and then sent it into the far corner of the net.

Speaking after picking up the Carling Goal of the Month Award today, Schurrle labelled his strike as one of his finest.

“I saw Denis and the ball was just beautiful,” said Schurrle on the Premier League website.

“I just tried to control it somehow and get a shot off and obviously I hit it quite well.

“Yeah, it was a beautiful goal. When I look at it the control and the shot were quite beautiful, so it’s probably [in my] top three.”

Despite Schurrle’s brilliance though, Fulham still ended losing the league game at Turf Moor 2-1.

However, the 28-year-old is hopeful that Claudio Ranieri’s side will be able to climb out of 19th-place in the standings and avoid relegation in the process.

“It was a game that we lost so there wasn’t much celebration about the goal or anything,” added Schurrle.

“We need to look game by game and get some points to climb the table.

“That’s what we need to believe – and we believe it, so that’s why we work hard every day, and try to get the points.”

Fulham will host the in-form Manchester United at Craven Cottage for their next Premier League match on Saturday with kick-off set for 2:30 PM (CET).