VIDEO: Sheffield Wednesday's Marco Matias wins Goal of the Year at Football League Awards

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Sheffield Wednesday forward Marco Matias has won the Football League Mitre Goal of the Year award for his stunning strike against Leeds United.

The Portuguese beat off the challenge of Michael Duckworth of Hartlepool United, Oxford United's Kemar Roofe, Jermaine Beckford of Preston and Reading's Danny Williams to pick up the prize at the glittering Football League Awards ceremony in Manchester.

The goal, early in the campaign, saw Matias pick up a long ball from Liam Palmer, flick it over his shoulder and the head of a Leeds defender before rifling in off the underside of the bar from an angle.

Even in a year when Wednesday fans have been spoiled by superb goals, this one was something special.

Matias said after picking up his prize: "It is very special. I am proud of myself and I want to thank everyone at Sheffield Wednesday, my family, my girlfriend and everyone who voted for me."

Marco Matias with his award for Mitre Goal of the Year at the Football League Awards in Manchester. Pic from Football League

Marco Matias with his award for Mitre Goal of the Year at the Football League Awards in Manchester. Pic from Football League

Marco Matias gets ready to strike for what would be the Goal of the Season

Marco Matias gets ready to strike for what would be the Goal of the Season

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