Gianfranco Zola wants goal-line technology in Championship

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.

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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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