Hawk-Eye passes first test of the season at Stamford Bridge as Branislav Ivanovic 'goal' is not given
Technology works correctly as Ivanovic's header was saved off the line
Monday 19 August 2013
Goal-line technology was required for the first time in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge yesterday – and thankfully its debut was successful.
Chelsea were 2-0 up in first-half stoppage time against Hull City when Hawk-Eye was deployed. Branislav Ivanovic met Frank Lampard’s corner with a firm header straight at Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor, who saved on the line at the second attempt.
The referee’s watch will only buzz when the ball crosses the goal-line, so it is safe to assume that Jonathan Moss felt no vibrations in a decision which is now out of his hands.
There were no protests from the Chelsea players, whose manager Jose Mourinho and Hull counterpart Steve Bruce shared pleasantries as the half came to an end.
Replays also indicated the technology was working and Hawk-Eye’s view of the incident was broadcast on television and on the big screen in the ground.
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