The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

GOAL-LINE tech­nol­ogy is set to be in­tro­duced in the Championship next sea­son – but the crit­ics of why it has taken so long to come to fruition were given fur­ther am­mu­ni­tion in mid­week.

Ful­ham were con­vinced winger Neeskens Ke­bano’s pow­er­ful first-half shot against Leeds crossed the line after smash­ing down from the un­der­side of the cross­bar, but the of­fi­cials weren’t moved.

It would have put Ful­ham level and given them the op­por­tu­nity to have gone on to win the game.

As it was, they needed a Tom Cair­ney spe­cial in the dy­ing seconds to earn a point against their play-off ri­vals.

Ful­ham man­ager Slav­isa Jokanovic said: “We scored a le­gal goal, but the ref­eree didn’t see this sit­u­a­tion very well.

“We can­not com­plain about the ref­eree. It’s hu­man er­ror. He can make a mis­take, but it’s a very ex­pen­sive mis­take.”

Only last month, fel­low Lon­don­ers QPR were also left com­plain­ing about a ‘goal’ not be­ing given when Conor Wash­ing­ton’s header in a 1-0 de­feat at Black­burn was ig­nored by the of­fi­cials.

IS IT? It cer­tainly looks like Ke­bano’s “goal” has crossed the line from this an­gle

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