Sheffield United can feel “a little bit hard done by”!
There was a time when goal-line technology was if you could afford a Flymo to cut the grass in the penalty area, but there are sure to be renewed cries for cameras and sensors and robotic referees today after Hull City were awarded a phantom goal in their FA Cup clash with Sheffield United last night.
For reasons best known to himself, young defender Kyle Naughton thundered a header at his own crossbar. Referee Peter Walton awarded a goal believing the ball had bounced down across the line, but TV replays clearly show that not all of the ball was over the line.
Blades boss Kevin Blackwell
has burst a blood vessel in his neck was not best pleased with the decision. He said: “Managers can lose their jobs over things like this. If we had been struggling, this defeat could have cost me my job and I have a wife and kids to support. We knew the ball wasn’t over the line. Everybody did.”