Replays showed that the whole of the ball had not crossed the line, with Chelsea players Frank Lampard and John Terry also admitting that it wasn’t a goal.
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The controversy re-opened the debate for goal-line technology, but Cudicini says that it is Atkinson who must take responsibility.
“Everyone knows it wasn’t a goal,” he told the Daily Mirror. “I have to be honest; I wasn’t 100 percent sure whether the ball was in or out because I had two players in front of me. But the feeling was that it wasn’t.
“So everyone went to the linesman and asked him. He said ‘It’s not my decision; it is the referee’s decision’.
“And of course, as a referee you have to be 110 per cent sure to give a goal and it wasn’t, because it wasn’t a goal.”
The 38-year-old says he is in favour of technology being introduced, but on this occasion it was irrelevant.
He continued: “I’m in favour of technology. I have said so. But on Sunday I don’t think it was about the technology. It was about the referee being able to tell whether the ball was in or out.
“The ball wasn’t even near. So it was a strange decision.”
The FA and Premier League have been in support of introducing technology for a number of seasons and it now seems the move is not far away.
It is expected that FIFA will approve one of two new goal-line systems in July, but the FA are worried that there won’t be enough time to implement the technology for the start of next season.