It was the dramatic goal that sent Western Sydney Wanderers top of the A-League and is sure to go viral but if you ask Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe, Brendon Santalab's stunning winner should never have stood.
The sensational volley was labelled "brave" and "special" by the normally stern Wanderers coach Tony Popovic but Lowe issued a heated criticism of the referee suggesting Santalab committed a foul in the process of scoring.
Wanderers' super-sub bamboozles Glory
How do you break a deadlock? Enter Western Sydney Wanderers' super-sub Brendon Santalab, scoring a late goal to snatch a 2-1 victory against Perth Glory.
In a superb display of athleticism, the substitute sealed the 2-1 win in emphatic style as he lunged high to meet a through ball by delicately chipping the ball over the oncoming goalkeeper Ante Covic.
The goal sent the Wanderers three points ahead of Brisbane Roar who play Adelaide United on Saturday and earned the praise fans, pundits and coaches.
"It was a special goal, a really difficult goal to score - brave, to keep the control like that over the keeper. To score so late, we're delighted," Popovic said.
However, there were no such superlatives from Lowe who believes the high-foot was dangerous conduct and should have resulted in a free-kick for his side.
Lowe was seen giving referee Strebre Delovski a spray after the final whistle and made his feelings public after the match.
"That probably hurts me more than anything, to lose to a goal like that," Lowe said.
"When someone sticks a foot six foot in the air, above the left-backs head and they get a goal from it - anywhere on the park and it's a free-kick all day long.
"I was telling [Delovski] how wonderful he was. What do you think I was saying to him?"