Five controversial goal-line decisions: Featuring Liverpool and Chelsea

England Disallowed Goal V Germany

Chelsea travel to Anfield tonight to take on Liverpool in the Capital One Cup.

Tonight's League Cup semi-final first leg clash comes almost ten years after the term 'ghost goal' was born when then Liverpool winger Luis Garcia poked the Reds into the leads against Chelsea in a Champions League semi-final second leg.

Whether the goal would stand in today's game with the introduction of goal-line technology is a question which no Liverpool fan will care for the answer because as we all know, it did 'count' and Rafael Benítez's side went on to the beat AC Milan in an incredible final.

Ahead of tonight's game, Top Corner takes a look at some other shocking decisions which have some goals that never were, given and some that definitely were, that weren't! Make sense? Good...

Pedro Mendes vs Manchester United 2005

With only a couple of minutes left on the clock in a game between Manchester United and Tottenham in March 2005 and with the score at 0-0, Spurs midfielder Pedro Mendes thought he had won it in what would have been spectacular fashion after seemingly beating Roy Carroll from over 50 yards out. How the officials failed to give this one really does beg belief!

Reading vs Watford 2008

This was truly amazing. Instead of being correctly awarded a corner kick, the Royals were given something a great deal more meaningful - a goal! This gave Reading the lead but the game would finish 2-2. Referee Stuart Attwell wouldn't have thanked his assistant for this one!

Freddie Sears vs Bristol City 2009

A year after the 'ghost goal', the Championship fell curse again. This time though, it was a matter of a clear goal not being given. Half an hour into the match, Crystal Palace thought they had taken the lead away to Bristol City when Freddie Sears shot went in, hit the stanchion and bounced back out. The officials, however failed to give it, much to the annoyance of Neil Warnock and his men. City rubbed salt in Palace's wounds when they themselves won the game in the 89th minute...ouch!

Frank Lampard vs Germany 2010

Moments after Matthew Upson had headed England back into the game against Germany in the last 16 of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Chelsea's Frank Lampard (and the rest of the watching world) thought he had equalised but his effort from the edge of the box was amazingly not given. The BBC's Mark Lawrenson sums it all up...

Geoff Hurst vs West Germany 1966

Ask any German about the Frank Lampard incident and they'll only bring this up... Even though we all know Hurst's second of his three goals was miles over the line...

 No goal-line technology needed for that one, right?!

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