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FOOTBALL: Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has responded to his role in the FA Cup final’s biggest talking point by calling for football’s authorities to introduce goal-line technology.

Thursday 17 May 2012, 04:04PM

Photo: AFP

Photo: AFP

Cech made a remarkable one-handed save to deny Liverpool’s Andy Carroll a dramatic late equaliser at Wembley on Saturday and in the process effectively clinched Chelsea’s fourth FA Cup triumph in six seasons.

But it was initially unclear whether Cech, who pushed the ball to safety via the crossbar, had actually managed to reach Carroll’s header before the ball crossed the line.

Television replays were inconclusive, while one computer image suggested most but not all the ball had crossed the line.

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Cech is adamant he made a legitimate save, but the Czech Republic international still believes goal-line technology must be introduced to ensure teams aren’t unjustly wronged in such high-stakes occasions.

“I’m sure it didn’t go in. I haven’t seen the replay but at that moment I was sure I got it on time,” Cech said.

“But I have been saying bring in technology for 10 years. Every time in the big competitions you see a goal which is not allowed when it is a goal or vice versa.”



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