West Coast managed a comeback victory against St Kilda at Domain Stadium tonight, eventually getting up after being as much as 25 points down.
The free kick count became a point of contention though, with the Eagles on the right side of the ledger — they won 23 free kicks to St Kilda’s eight.
Footy fans on Twitter were dumbfounded.
The Eagles ended up coming over the top of the Saints, who could realistically point to poor goal kicking as costing them.
The final score saw West Coast win 18.8 (116) to 13.19 (97).
It was a bitter blow the Saints who pushed the Eagles the whole way — West Coast didn’t lead until the 20 minute mark of the final term.
West Coast play Richmond at the MCG next Saturday, while Essendon have a Sunday arvo blockbuster at the MCG against Carlton.