Bulldogs win AFL grand final by 22 points
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AFL GRAND FINAL - WESTERN BULLDOGS V SYDNEY
Result: Western Bulldogs 13.11 (89) bt Sydney 10.7 (67) at MCG
Key moment: Six-million dollar man Tom Boyd ices the win for the Bulldogs with a massive goal from inside the centre square late in the final quarter after Dale Morris had stripped Lance Franklin of the ball.
Key quote: "This is your's mate, you deserve it more than anyone." - Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge gives his winner's medal to injured skipper Bob Murphy, prompting an almighty roar of approval from the capacity crowd.
Key stats: Thirty-three possessions and nine inside-50s were enough to earn Jason Johannisen the Norm Smith Medal as the best player on the ground.
What it means: With the Bulldogs ending their 62-year premiership drought, Melbourne assume the unwanted title as the team who have gone longest without lifting the premiership cup. The Demons' last triumph was in 1964.
What's next: The biggest party the western suburbs of Melbourne has ever seen.