report:Admirable, inspiring, gutsy, competent, solid, neat and tidy stuff. Terrific.
23rd September 2008-League Cup Third Round, Watford 1 West Ham United 0
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The ‘Ghost Goal’ game where Stuart Attwell awarded a goal to Reading on the strength of his Assistant Referee Nigel Bannister telling him he thought he’d seen the ball cross the goalline despite being the only one in the whole ground to think so. It was awarded as a John Eustace own goal.
Watford were denied a win by a late penalty – and a farcical decision to allow an earlier goal to stand. Linesman Nigel Bannister flagged for a Reading goal instead of a corner after John Eustace challenged Noel Hunt and, incredibly, a goal was awarded.
report: Let’s get the obvious out of the way first. What a completely mental decision.
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