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Jozy Altidore Robbed Of A Clear Goal For Sunderland Against Arsenal [GIF]

jozy altidore2 600x337 Jozy Altidore Robbed Of A Clear Goal For Sunderland Against Arsenal [GIF]

Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore was robbed of a clear goal against Arsenal Saturday after he scored for the Black Cats, but the play was called back for a free kick that was awarded by referee Martin Atkinson.

With a sight on goal, Altidore jostled for the ball with Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna, but Altidore managed to get himself free and then calmly slotted the ball into the back of the net. However, referee Atkinson had already blown his whistle to award a free kick to Sunderland for Sagna’s foul on Altidore. Due to the referee’s decision to blow his whistle and not play advantage, Sunderland — and Altidore — were robbed of a clear goal.

If the goal had been allowed, Sunderland would have tied up the game 2-2.

jozy altidore goal Jozy Altidore Robbed Of A Clear Goal For Sunderland Against Arsenal [GIF]

Although it was a poor decision by the referee, we saw that at least the goal line technology worked again — correctly saying that the ball had crossed the line.


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