The company providing Video Assistant Referee (VAR) engineering from the Premier League has apologised following a graphic mistake during Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with Watford.
Spurs midfielder Dele Alli salvaged a point for Spurs four minutes cancelling Abdoulaye Doucoure’s opener out.
However a VAR test was initiated by referee Christopher Kavanagh for a suspected handball.
Kavanagh signalled to get a purpose following the review, but a message was triggered by an error from the bottom in Stockley Park of’No Goal’ on the screen.
The situation caused confusion among the two sets of supporters – and the firm, Hawk-Eye Innovations, has vowed to work to make sure there is no repeat scenario.
“Hawk-Eye apologises to Spurs and Watford fans for the confusion caused when an incorrect image was sent to the big screen,” a company statement read.
“We are working with PGMOL and also the Premier League to comprehend the root cause of the problem and suggest measures to ensure it will not occur again.”
Tottenham are in the Premier League table following a Challenging start to the campaign and face team leaders Liverpool at Anfield Sunday live on Sky Sports Premier League.
Watford remain rock base with four points and without a win at five Premier League games since reappointing Quique Sanchez Flores as head coach on September 8.