The system operator determining the goals in the English Premier League has apologized after an error, which was not counted a goal, “Sheffield United” against “Aston Villa” in the match of the 28th round of the championship (0:0).
In the 42nd minute of the match the goalkeeper “Aston Villa” Oran Niland after a free kick performed by Oliver Norwood stopped the ball behind the goal line. But referee Michael Oliver did not get the hint that the ball fully crossed the line and disallowed a clean goal.
Company Hawk-Eye, said that brings the “unconditional apology” and acknowledged that the ball fully crossed the goal line. The company added that this error has occurred for the first time in more than 9 thousand cases of use of the system. It is due to the fact that all seven cameras, which controlled the episode had interference from the goalkeeper, defenders or rods.
The body responsible for the work of judges of the Premier League Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) said that videoassisted arbitrator did not intervene because of the “unique situation” when officials on the field did not receive a signal from the Hawk-Eye.
Hawk-Eye said that the system was tested before the match. Referee Michael Oliver, together with his colleagues have confirmed the correctness of its work.
“Hawk-Eye brings its unconditional apology to the Premier League, “Sheffield United”, as well as all who suffered as a result of this incident”, — is spoken in the official statement.