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  • "Camera angles can be deceptive. The laws of the game state that the whole ball must cross the line & if there is any doubt, then benefit of the doubt should be given to the defending side. From this angle, it may look like the ball has crossed the line, but the view from above will show an entirely different perspective. England 1966 springs to mind.

    This video is an excellent demonstration on this:

    https://vine.co/v/hD
    ql5zJnbrt"
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Constable frustrated as Oxford United hit by 'ghost goal'

Constable frustrated as Oxford United hit by 'ghost goal'

James Constable's header Picture: Darrell Fisher

James Constable's header Picture: Darrell Fisher

First published in Sport Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Reporter covering Oxford United. Follow us on twitter: @oxfordmailoufc. Call me on 01865 425458

OXFORD United will be hoping tomorrow’s officials have their eyes peeled after a controversial incident in the 3-2 defeat to Plymouth Argyle on Boxing Day.

Just after falling behind, James Constable powered a header which hit the underside of the crossbar.

Referee Andy Davies allowed play to continue, but footage appeared to show the ball had crossed the line.

Constable was frustrated, but admitted it was not clear at the time, tweeting: “I wasn’t sure, thought it was close but couldn’t see through all the bodies! Linesman had the best view!”

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