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Football League rule out Watford replay

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The Football League have confirmed that there is no prospect of the Coca-Cola Championship clash between Watford and Reading being replayed.

Linesman Nigel Bannister flagged for a goal instead of a corner after the ball crossed the goal-line wide of the goal, following a challenge involving John Eustace and Royals striker Noel Hunt.

Despite not a single Reading player appealing for the 'goal' 25-year-old referee Stuart Attwell gave Steve Coppell's men a 1-0 lead.

The match eventually finished 2-2 and, after reviewing the evidence, the Professional Game Match Officials board have admitted that it was "an error of judgment."

Royals manager Steve Coppell offered to replay the game if required but Andy Williamson, the League's Chief Operating Officer, insisted that Attwell's decision must remain final.

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