Newcastle United’s Fabian Schar has missed out on Match of the Day’s Goal of the Season award, leaving many Toon supporters in utter disbelief.
Schar won the Premier League’s official goal of the month award in February thanks to a stunning strike against Burnley.
A powerful long-range shot from around 25 yards out, it took almost everyone by surprise and was tipped to be a favourite for goal of the year competitions.
But the popular BBC programme failed to even mention the effort during it’s own award on Sunday evening.
Match of the Day revealed their nominees during the show, with just six goals in contention.
And Schar’s effort was nowhere to be seen, instantly aggrieving Newcastle fans.
The six nominees then went to a public vote before pundits Alan Shearer and Ian Wright chose from the top three favourites.
Man City’s Vincent Kompany was the eventual winner of the award, for his long-range strike against Leicester.
This perhaps annoyed Toon fans more as the goal bore an uncanny resemblance to Schar’s own effort.
What makes Schar’s omission most surprising though is that he didn’t score just one phenomenal goal this season, but two.
The defender scored quite possibly the most bizarre goal you’ll ever see from a centre back against Cardiff in January.
Picking up the ball just inside Cardiff’s half, he drove forward all the way into the penalty area before coolly slotting it into the far corner.
Expected of the likes of Lionel Messi, but never of Fabian Schar.
The Swiss international has scored four goals in all this season, oddly making him the Toon’s third highest scorer.
Considering he only cost the club £3.5m, he has to be one of the signings of the season.
The fans now want some recognition for the centre back, and what better than a goal of the season award?
Toon fans react to Schar omission
— Marissa Thomas (@marissatfooty) May 12, 2019
— NuFc For LIFE (@ToonBarmy59) May 12, 2019
— 👉🏻Jordy👈🏻 (@garyetchells) May 12, 2019
— Adam Campbell (@AdamCam70223591) May 12, 2019
I as surprised Schar’s wasn’t in the running, it must be said. That or his goal against Cardiff which was ridiculous for any player, never mind a central defender
— Chris F (@GeordieChris_F) May 13, 2019
Kompany is the sexier name, but schar's strike was better. But of course city get the nod over Newcastle.
— Christopher Bean (@ChrisBean1979) May 12, 2019