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Alexander wins best Play-Off Final goal

18 May 2013

Gary Alexander's goal for Millwall at Wembley Stadium in 2009 against Scunthorpe United in the npower League 1 Play-Off Final has been voted as the best Play-Off Final goal ever.

We asked followers of @Football_League to nominate the best ever Play-Off Final goals using the hashtag #PlayOffGoals and, over the past two weeks, we've been counting down the top 10 in the build-up to the 2013 npower Football League Play-Off Finals. To view the top 10 goals, please click here.

The Lions were trying to get back into the League 1 Final against the Iron, after going behind in the sixth minute, when Gary Alexander struck his superb equaliser.

Scunthorpe took a throw deep in their half and it was knocked forward by a Millwall player towards Alexander, who controlled it high on his chest. He spun, 35 yards from goal, only a little way infield, and exploded a cracker-jack of a volley that arrowed over Joe Murphy and flew into the far corner of the net.

Click here to watch the best Play-Off Final goal ever

"We needed a goal," recalled our winner Alexander. "We were 1-0 down and while there was still a long way to go in the game, we wanted to get back on level terms as soon as possible.

"The ball sat up nicely, so I thought 'why not try it?' I hit the ball so sweet, it was unbelievable. Luckily for me it ended up in the top corner. I've scored a few good goals in my career, but probably not as good as this one, that's for sure. Coming at Wembley makes it very special.

"I'll look back when my career is over and I'll remember the goal I scored. People still talk about it and it's something I'll always remember. It's amazing to be voted number one. There have been so many goals scored in the Play-Offs, so to come out number one is fantastic. I'm just proud of it."

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