Goal-line technology gives Swansea a win against Arsenal


Swansea came away with a late winner at the Emirates that left most people wondering what the hell they just saw as goal-line technology proved itself to be Man of the Match.

A stagnant first half gave way to a frustrating second for Arsenal, since every shot they took ended up in the arms of former teammate Lukas Fabianski. Then, in the 85th minute, a Bafetimbi Gomis header appeared to be saved by David Ospina, but even referee Kevin Friend was surprised when his goal-line technology watch informed him that it was, in fact, a goal.

Arsenal players tried to protest, but Friend just pointed to his wrist and shrugged, as if to say, “If the watch says it’s a goal, it’s a goal. The watch is a fair and just ruler. We must obey its decision.” And television replays showed that the watch was definitely correct.


Surrender yourself to football’s new wrist-based overlord.