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Teenager’s halfway line strike against England voted goal of the year

Lennon Miller scored a spectacular goal for Scotland against England.

Teenager’s halfway line strike against England voted goal of the year SNS Group

A stunning long-range goal by a teenage footballer for Scotland against England has been voted as the best Scotland goal of the year.

Lennon Miller’s strike from inside his own half won a public vote held by the Scottish FA ahead of senior team goals from John McGinn and Caroline Weir amongst others.

Miller was making his debut for Scotland Under-16s against rivals England a week before his 15th birthday when he spotted the goalkeeper off his line at the re-start and hit a perfect shot from distance.

Speaking at the time, the Motherwell youth team player, who is the son of former Scotland striker Lee Miller said: “I check before every kick-off to see where the goalie is standing.

“I’ve tried it before and it’s not come off and been shouted at, but he was so far off his line it should be going in.

“I was surprised at first, but having all my team-mates celebrating with me after it, it was a really good feeling.

“It was 1-1 at the time and it gave us the lead in the game.”