Dean smith Says parallel should be drawn between Sheffield’s controversial ghost goal and the incident involving his Aston villa side against Leeds last season.

during the match between Sheffield and Aston Villa on Wednesday, Sheffield was denied a goal after goal-line technology refused to check goalkeeper Nyland carrying the ball in the net.

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A free-kick was played by Sheffield player Oliver Norwood’s before Aston villa goalkeeper held the ball inside the goal net. The ball was counted as a goal for Sheffield.

This led to a debate about whether Aston villa will allow Sheffield united to score immediately the error was found. The same to how Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa Instructed his team to accept the equalizer after Mateusz Klich had scored a controversial goal in the championship match last season.

Dean Smith believes there is nothing to compare between the two incidents.

Dean Smith said. The two scenes were totally different because about five minutes before Leeds scored they had one player down injured and we put the ball out. Five minutes later we had one player down injured, they carried on.


Their coach thought it was the right thing to do, its sporting integrity, this technology. Smith admitted he felt sympathy for Sheffield and he would have been sad if the same happened to him.

However conversations around goal-line technology are not wanted, Smith believes. As it was accepted over the universe by those in football when it was introduced in the premier league in 2013.

There are going to be errors because there are referees. Officials who are officiating the game and it acceptable. We are very reliant on referees and officials. We are looking at them and they indicated the ball hasn’t crossed the goal line.

I thought we were the aggressors. The fact that Sheffield only had one shot on target throughout the match showed we were defensively strong.

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