Goal-line technology to get the Premier League seal of approval

The Premier League is set to confirm its move to goal-line technology, according to Metro.

Unlike other associations, such as the Scottish Football Association, England’s top flight will bring the technology in for the beginning of the 2013-14 campaign. FA general secretary Alex Horne said: “Technology that says “yes, the ball has crossed the line” and lets the referee know makes an awful lot of sense to me.

The (Premier League) club meeting is on Thursday so I’m expecting it to go through at that meeting.

The debate of technology in football has been fierce for a number of years, heightened by calls of the lack of it when Frank Lampard was denied a clear goal for England in the 2010 World Cup second round encounter with Germany.

Other examples include Roy Carroll dropping a Pedro Mendes shot over his own goal-line in 2005 which wasn’t spotted by officials, while Bolton were relegated on goal difference in 1998 by Everton, despite having a header against the Toffees in a September 1997 fixture that clearly crossed the line which would have kept the Trotters up.

If the vote goes through, all 20 Premier League stadia and Wembley will have the technology installed in the summer. It is unclear yet whether it will be used in cup competitions or the Football League.

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