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Last Updated: Saturday, 18 August 2007, 18:56 GMT 19:56 UK
Upset Sanchez cool on TV replays
Lawrie Sanchez
Sanchez's side have lost two of their first three matches
Lawrie Sanchez says he would resist the introduction of video replays despite a refereeing blunder robbing his Fulham side of a point against Middlesbrough.

David Healy's close-range shot crossed the goalline despite Mark Schwarzer's best efforts only for the referee and his assistant to deny Fulham a goal.

"I am a traditionalist," said Cottagers boss Sanchez after the 2-1 home defeat.

"I don't particularly want to take away decision-making by referees, but they have to get the big ones right."

It will be interesting to see if the officials hold their hands up and say they have made a major error

Lawrie Sanchez
With Lee Cattermole having grabbed what proved to be the winner for Middlesbrough in the 88th minute, Healy looked to have rescued a point for the home side when he shot from close range in added time.

Schwarzer appeared to have carried the ball over the line but referee Lee Mason, on the advice of his assistant, refused to accept the ball had gone in.

Sanchez told BBC Sport: "It was well over the line and I think our boys were saying to the linesman to go and have a look on the screen, which wouldn't have been a bad idea. Why he hasn't given it I don't know.

606: DEBATE

"I admitted last week I made a mistake in what I had said after the game (a last-minute defeat against Arsenal).

"It will be interesting to see if the officials hold their hands up and say they have made a major error here."

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