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Arsenal 0-1 goal-line technology: Gomis' goal correctly given despite protests

Bafetimbi Gomis’ late header was counted as a goal after an intervention from the goal-line technology during Swansea’s 0-1 win over Arsenal away from home.

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News 12 May 2015, 11:55 IST
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Bafetimbi Gomis' goal find its way past David Ospina as goal line technology rules the ball to cross the line

On Sunday we witnessed one of the best uses of goal-line technology since its inception, when Bafetimbi Gomis’ late header was counted as a goal after an intervention during Swansea’s 1-0 win over Arsenal away from home.

With the score 0-0 in the 85th minute, Gomis was successful in heading the ball past Arsenal keeper David Ospina following a cross from Jefferson Montero. However, it wasn’t the most transparent of goals, leading to protests from Arsenal players.

But referee Kevin Friend was having none of it, confirming the goal with aid from the video technology.

“The goal was not even a break,” said a dejected Arsene Wenger after watching his side giveaway three points at home. “We were unlucky against a team who refused to play completely and just defended.”

The angle that left most of us confused

That angle could have fooled us, but not goal-line technology.

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