I’m sorry, the ball didn’t hit the back of the net hard enough
One of the major talking points of the weekend came in the Championship clash between Bristol City and Crystal Palace. Young striker Freddie Sears, on loan at Palace from West Ham, scored a perfectly legitimate goal which hit the stanchion and bounced out of the back of the net.
Referee Rob Shoebridge and his assistant were the only people in the ground who failed to notice that a goal had been scored. Thankfully for Shoebridge he made his ridiculous error against a team managed by a shy and retiring coach… the shrinking violet that is Neil Warnock.
The Palace boss stopped just short of demanding Shoebridge’s head on a spike.