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🐦 Hawk-Eye | Goal-line tech confirms first goal...

Popa's deflected cross confirmed as crossing the line

15 August 2017

Apologies, this video is unvailable.

Wherever you were in the stadium, we're sure you were baying for the referee to award the goal when Adi Popa's cross deflected off Glenn Whelan, then struck the post, and then Sam Johnstone clawed away...

... but did you know for sure whether it had crossed the line?!

We didn't have to wait long for referee Kevin Friend's watch to light up and confirm that it was over the line to give the Royals the advantage!

It is the first time that goal-line technology has been used to award a goal at Madejski Stadium... although not the first time we've benefitted from it.  Garath McCleary's goal at Wembley against Arsenal was also confirmed by such a system.

Take a look at the confirmation in the video above...

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