Goal-line technology proves successful
Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has praised the introduction of goal-line technology into the Premier League after Hawk-Eye was successfully used during his side's 2-0 win over Hull on Saturday.
In first-half stoppage time, Branislav Ivanovic headed the ball goalwards, but Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor saved on the line and it is assumed referee Jonathan Moss received no indication on his watch that the ball went in.
Play resumed and there were no complaints from Blues players or manager Jose Mourinho, with De Bruyne admitting the technology removes a significant amount of debate over controversial issues.
"It was clearly not over the line. The technology is good so there will be no questions further," he told Sky Sports 1.
Goal-line technology was also called into play during Liverpool's win over Stoke and Aston Villa's win at Arsenal on the opening day, with a goal ruled out on both occasions.