After yesterday’s FA Cup semi-final defeat there was only one question on everyone’s mind – how much did the second ‘goal’ influence the result?
Harry Redknapp was clearly furious after the match.
The second goal was a disaster,” Harry said. “It was nowhere near a goal. It was a huge mistake.
“We looked too open after that and they picked us off. It was key. He’s made a big mistake. I don’t see how he can give the goal. It’s nowhere near over the line. There were bodies on the line and the ball couldn’t possibly get over the line.
“He must have guessed. He can’t have been sure.”
Harry also added that the referee Martin Atkinson apologised after the game.
“I spoke to him. He says he feels worse than I do. I said: ‘I don’t think so’.
“He knows he’s made a mistake and he says he’ll have a bad week as well.”
It’s the second season in a row that Chelsea have benefitted against us in this way but how much bearing did the decision have on the overall result?