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McKay magic nominated for Goal of the Year

GOTY | McKay dobs stunning 50m snap Harry McKay earns a Goal Of The Year nomination for his miraculous match-winner from the Round 22 win against St Kilda.

“HOW is the physics of that?!”

Harry McKay’s miracle snap has received a nomination for the Coates Hire Goal of the Year for Round 22.

With Carlton leading by three points over St Kilda as the clock ticked under five minutes, the 21-year-old rose to the occasion at the home of footy.

Collecting the footy in one foul swoop, McKay took three steps, had a quick glance at the goal before sending his left-footed snap goal wards from the 50-metre arc.


Cue pandemonium at the MCG.

While McKay admitted to having some troubles with the set shot in recent weeks, the match-winning snap had Carlton players, fans and coaches (namely, David Teague) in raptures.

It was the kind of goal which immediately drew comparisons to Lance Franklin, and had another former Hawthorn champion forward - Dermott Brereton - proclaiming it as his pick for goal of the year.

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McKay becomes the sixth Blue to be nominated for the award this year, after Mitch McGovern (Round 3), David Cuningham (Round 6), Patrick Cripps (Round 12), Marc Murphy (Round 15) and Sam Walsh (Round 20).