Gianfranco Zola wants goal-line technology in Championship

Zola wants goal-line technology in Championship
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Watford manager Gianfranco Zola calls for the introduction of goal-line technology in the Championship.

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola has called for goal-line technology to be introduced in the Championship after his side were denied what he felt was a definite goal in the 1-1 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday evening.

The Hornets were already leading thanks to Sean Murray's strike when Fernando Forestieri thought that he had netted the visitors a second with a shot that the officials deemed to have been cleared off the line by Seagulls defender Gorden Greer.

Andrew Crofts equalised for Brighton moments later, a goal which Zola feels unfairly cost Watford points because England's second-tier does not have the option to consult technology as the Premier League does.

"There's no doubt about it, it's definitely a goal," Zola told reporters. "Everyone has seen it apart from the referee and the officials.

"That is the disappointing part, the goal did not happen in a crowded area, there was only the player, the ball and the line and it has not been seen. I am disappointed because it would have given us three points.

"In a championship in which so much money is involved - they say it's £120million for the teams that go up - it [technology] would help the officials keep everything under control. If it is something we can use to make the game better, why not? After today I would like it to be at least considered."

The Premier League have been using the Hawkeye system since the start of this season.

Keith Andrews of Brighton and Hove Albioin battles with Josh McEachran of Watford during the Sky Bet Championship match on October 28, 2013
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