Video- Juan Mata goal vs Spurs April 15 2012 Chelsea FA Cup Controversial Goal Line Crossed Atkinson

By Soccer Blog | Apr 15, 2012

This Juan Mata goal vs Spurs ( VIDEO BELOW) gave Chelsea a 2-0 lead in their FA Cup semifinal against the Lilywhites after Didier Drogba’s wonderful individual goal had put them ahead. Mata’s goal against Tottenham was controversial because Spurs players felt the ball had not crossed the goal line.

Mata goal vs Tottenham FA Cup 2012- 15/4/2012

Chelsea 2-0 Spurs ( Mata goal vs Spurs 49′)

Television replays showed that the ball hadn’t crossed the line, adding to the controversy regarding referee Martin Atkinson to award the goal. Spurs players were also incensed regarding John Terry’s challenge prior to the goal as he took out the defender. Chelsea beat Spurs 5-1 in the game and progressed to a final meeting with Liverpool.

( Credits of this Mata goal vs Tottenham with uploaders)

10 Comments so far
  1. Chris April 15, 2012 7:23 pm

    Never a goal in a million years

    shocking refereeing from atkinson

  2. Frisbee April 15, 2012 7:26 pm

    Another disputed goal that cries for the interference of technology and replays

  3. Kosa April 15, 2012 10:13 pm

    maybe goal maybe not i think 85% ball in sheet

  4. Simon April 16, 2012 1:20 am

    This is the same chap who refereed the Arsenal v Man. City game a week ago during which a certain Mr Balotelli committed such an horrendous tackle on Alex Song that everyone said it would have merited a straight red card, if only the referee had been able to see it.

    The F.A. then said that they could not take any retrospective action as the referee, Martin Atkinson, had stated that he had seen the incident.

    Atkinson, did not issue any card for the offence nor even a free kick. If he had truly seen it, as he claimed, he could not have failed to take action.

    After today’s awful decision to award Chelsea a goal [I support neither Chelsea nor Spurs], when the ball had clearly not crossed the goal line, he is shown to be a poorly sighted man who should retire graciously.

    Appalling refereeing!

  5. harry April 16, 2012 4:06 am


    despite all media hype and spin, ball crossed the line. check it outt on Chelsea fc web site.

  6. Alan April 16, 2012 3:31 pm

    look at the stills all you dissenters. Mr Atkinson got it right and was exactly at the right angle to make the right decision

  7. Neil Constant April 16, 2012 5:30 pm

    That ball has not gone over the line.

  8. Soccer Blog April 16, 2012 5:35 pm

    @ Neil, there is a pic of the ball over the line on the official Chelsea website under the match reports section

  9. john April 16, 2012 9:23 pm

    Look it was one of 5 goals carm down

  10. Rami Chamaa April 19, 2012 11:39 am

    Very nice angle on those videos. What a mistake by Atkinson for awarding a ghost goal. He ruined the game with that call.

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