Error leaves Bogdan relieved
Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan could not hide his relief following the officials' failure to spot Clint Hill's headed 'goal' against QPR.
Last Updated: 12/03/12 12:55pm
Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan could not hide his relief following the officials' failure to spot Clint Hill's headed 'goal' in his side's 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers.
The Hungary international was at the centre of controversy at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday when Hill's header was not given, despite the ball clearly crossing the line.
A relieved Bogdan admitted he knew it was a goal but thinks QPR can have no complaints as he felt Bolton were good value for their win.
"It was behind the line, definitely," said Bogdan. "I was hoping there wouldn't be any whistle and, as the seconds past, I was thinking 'oh yeah!'
"If you work hard, you're going to get your luck and I thought we worked hard today. I've just seen the replay and their goal was offside."
Bolton's 2-1 win over QPR meant they climbed to 17th position in the table, but the Trotters are only a point above the drop zone.
When quizzed on the debate regarding goal-line technology, the 24-year-old added: "I would not be in favour of it in this situation!
"It's not down to us to decide on the need for goal-line technology. If we go with technology what debates will that start? Will they watch the video after a situation like this and stop the game?"
Despite the controversy surrounding his side's victory, Bogdan is concentrating his efforts solely on Premier League survival.
He continued: "This was a massive win for us. We just have to make sure we build on this. We've got the top teams out of the way and now we must pick up points against the other strugglers and teams outside the top ten."