The Premier League has voted to bring goal-line technology in for the 2013/14 season.
Goal-line technology will be introduced into the Premier League from the 2013/14 season on-wards, after a vote concluded the system was needed in the game.
The 20 chairmen from the clubs in the top flight met today to discuss whether the system should be brought in or not and the decision was found in favour of its introduction.
British-based company Hawk-Eye – which is already used in tennis and cricket matches – has been awarded the contract to install their technology at Premier League grounds.
Hawk-Eye will work by using seven cameras per goal and the company says it can judge the ball’s exact position to within millimetres.
The system will be used for the first time in England in August, with the FA stating that it will be installed at Wembley in time for the Community Shield.
If the ball has crossed the line then the referee and his officials will feel a vibration and an optical signal from a device they wear on their wrist.
It is thought that once the procedure is underway it will take six weeks to put Hawk-Eye installations in all 20 Premier League grounds – once it is known which teams will make up the division next year.
The decision comes in the wake of goal-line technology being used at the World Cup in Brazil next year.
Pressure was put upon football’s governing bodies after Ukraine were denied an equaliser at Euro 2012 against England, with the Three Lions also being used as an example after Frank Lampard was denied a goal against Germany at the 2010 World Cup.
Possibly the most controversial example in Premier League history came when Tottenham midfielder Pedro Mendes was not given a goal against Manchester United, even though video replays clearly showed goalkeeper Roy Carroll drop the ball over the line.