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Posted by , 28 November 2008

Reading Score A 'Phantom Goal'

Conventionally, goals are awarded when the ball crosses the touchline and ends up in the net bit of the pitch. Assistant referee Nigel Bannister, however, took an unusual approach at Vicarage Road in 2008 when he awarded Reading a goal for an attempt that went at least two yards wide. Oops.

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