The first goal of Tottenham against Newcastle crossed the line by only 9 mm

Jan Vertonghen gave Tottenham the advantage after his head-butt slid over the line in the first half

Jan Vertonghen jokes that he has entered the race for the Golden Boot after his top-seeded one slipped by the line by only 9 mm to give Tottenham the advantage over Newcastle.

  • Jan Vertonghen gave the advantage to Tottenham after his head-butt slid over the line
  • The technology of the goal line awarded the goal and the repetitions showed that it exceeded by 9 mm
  • Jamie Redknapp filled the praises in the system after he received a call so tight right
  • Vertonghen joked that he entered the race for the Golden Boot of the Premier League

Jordan Seward for Mailonline

Tottenham was the first benefactor of goal line technology in the new Premier League season on Saturday when Jan Vertonghen opened the scoring in his 2-1 triumph against Newcastle.

The Belgian defender turned Davinson Sanchez's header to goal from close range, only to have the ball hit the bottom of the bar before being apparently rejected by Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

But, much to the delight of Tottenham, referee Martin Atkinson felt a buzzing on his watch to indicate that the ball had crossed the line when descending from the bar, which led the Belgian to joke that he is now in search of the Boot of Gold.

Jan Vertonghen gave Tottenham the advantage after his head-butt slid over the line in the first half

Jan Vertonghen gave Tottenham the advantage after his head-butt slid over the line in the first half

The repetitions of the technology of the goal line showed that the ball crossed the line by only 9 mm

The repetitions of the technology of the goal line showed that the ball crossed the line by only 9 mm

The repetitions of the technology of the goal line showed that the ball crossed the line by only 9 mm

Very encouraged after the 2-1 victory, the defender told Sky Sports: "I think I deserved it and I was glad that he came in! I'm happy to have been lucky. I am a happy man with goal line technology!

"In my head I write every season but (the Premier League) I take them off, maybe I can score more than Dele?

The goal line technology showed that the Vertonghen header was 9 mm on the good side of the line.

The Sky Sports expert and Sportsmail columnist Jamie Redknapp received praise over the technology during the half-time break after he received a call, which would have been impossible for a human being to perform with full-time speed.

Jamie Redknapp (L) praised the system for getting such a tight place

Jamie Redknapp (L) praised the system for getting such a tight place

Jamie Redknapp (L) praised the system for getting such a tight place

"This has been an addition to the game (GLT)", said Redknapp.

– Look how tight this is. It's a very brave headline by Jan (Vertonghen) and, first of all, I thought that he (Dubravka) had saved him.

"You're always going to appeal as a player, it's rooted in us, but what added to the game has been."

"He (Dupravka) is really unlucky, he hits him on the arm and I think he's 1 cm from the line."

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