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Sunday, 21 September 2008

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Clearly, the ball is ON the line

Hull City have made an official complaint to the FA and the Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOB) after Everton were awarded a 'goal which was not a goal' in the Premiership 2-2 draw at the KC Stadium this afternoon.

Trailing 2-0, Everton were extremely fortunate when a shot by Tim Cahill which struck the crossbar and bounced down onto the goal-line, was adjudged by the Referee's Assistant, to have crossed the line, and a goal was given.

Video footage now shows the ball did not cross the line.

It was the second such incident of its kind this weekend, after another referee's assistant in the Watford v. Reading game, advised referee to give a goal to Reading, when a corner should have been awarded. The ref's assistant is to be "retrained" by the PGMOB.

Now, Hull have written a strongly-worded complaint, and the Assistant at their game could also face a lengthy period of instruction in 'how to tell if a ball has crossed the line'.

Referee at the KC, Lee Mason, said:

"I couldn't see, but if the dimwit on the line tells me the ball was in the goal, I blow my whistle for a goal. Simple as that. It looks in this case, that I've been made to look like a bit of a cock."

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