Goal-line technology

Calls for the technology were renewed after Frank Lampard's "goal that never was" against Germany at the 2010 World Cup. Photo: AFP

English Premier League first to approve goal-line technology

The Premier League yesterday announced a historic decision to sanction the use of goal-line technology in the English top flight from next season, in a global first for a domestic competition. British-based firm Hawk-Eye was chosen over German company GoalControl to supply the ground-breaking technology at a meeting of the Premier League's 20 club chairmen.