Huddersfield manager Danny Scofield claimed the team lost a share of the spoils after a narrow 1–0 defeat to Blackpool in the championship due to a malfunctioning goal line technology.
The Terriers scored a goal from Theo Corbeanu in the 38th minute, but were denied an equalizer, even though video footage clearly showed Yuta Nakayama’s second-half close-range effort crossed the line.
Referee John Bushby later told Schofield that his watch, which was linked to the Hawkeye system, was unable to signal that the goal should have been awarded.
A depressed Schofield said:
“The last time I went to talk to him. I got very emotional and he was pointing at the clock because he was out of technology on the goal line. It’s hard to put the blame on, and I don’t know if he can dismiss it.. It certainly takes a brave man to do so.
“We didn’t have the best start to the season and would have scored at least one more point with it, so it was a big moment and we feel disappointed. We are fighting for points and we need to get these things right.”
Schofield added he believes loaned Aston Villa wing-back Kane Kessler-Hayden will recover from the blunder that led to Corbeanu’s match-winning strike after he lost the ball at the halfway line. rice field.
The Huddersfield manager added: Everyone makes them, and Kane is a strong-willed and confident young man who will bounce back from it.”
Commenting on the controversial Nakayama incident, Tangerines manager Michael Appleton said: look.
“But I’ve been in the game for a very long time and I know this kind of thing can happen.
“They have happened to me before and I know the club was on the receiving end of last season against QPR.”
Appleton continued to praise the team’s defensive efforts after switching to the back three for the trip to West Yorkshire.
He continued: – To be honest, I never felt uncomfortable.
“I knew I had to defend the crosses, but I had three center halves side by side in the six-yard box defending them, so I was very concerned about that and the threat of Corveane, (Ian) Pobeda and (Jerry). ‘Yates really enjoyed it. ”