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Born
1971-03-31
Intl. since
2006-01-01
Hometown
Leeds (Yorkshire)
Country
England
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English
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honest mistake

2012-05-04

An honest but serious mistake was the so-called ghost goal Atkinson awarded in the 2012 FA Cup semi-final Chelsea vs Spurs. Leading 1-0 Chelsea player Mata took a shot that was cleared before the goalline. Since Atkinson stood far off most people assumed he just guessed what happened and gave the goal. Chelsea went on to win 5-1 so it wasn't that pivotal.


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