Danny Mills has claimed Aston Villa will “consider themselves very, very fortunate” regarding the goal-line technology error against Sheffield United in June.
However, the former Leeds and Manchester City defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested it was far-fetched for Bournemouth to see it as a defining moment in their relegation.
Sky Sports revealed that the Cherries board will meet later this week to discuss taking legal action against Hawk-Eye.
Hawk-Eye apologised for a goal-line technology system error after Villa goalkeeper Orjan Nyland carried the ball into his own side netting against Sheffield United.
Ultimately, even if the Blades had beaten Villa 1-0 that day, Dean Smith’s side would have beaten the drop on goals scored.
When asked by Football Insider if the incident could be seen as a decisive factor in Bournemouth’s relegation, Mills said: “I can argue it both ways.
“Once that was done and dusted there was still nine games to go. It was not the last game of the season.
‘People might be a bit aggrieved but it happened. There has been some rubbish VAR decisions all season long. Technology has not sorted things out.
“Yes, goal-line technology is supposedly black and white and we all thought it was perfect and Villa will consider themselves very, very fortunate given the circumstances.”
A 3-1 win at Goodison Park was not enough to save Eddie Howe’s side on the final day of the season as Villa held on for a 1-1 draw at West Ham.
It ends Bournemouth’s five year stint in the Premier League.
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