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Technology would have ended 1966 goal row: Hurst

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Former England striker Geoff Hurst on Monday backed the introduction of goal-line technology in the Premier League -- and said it would have prevented controversy in the 1966 World Cup final. 

England's captain Bobby Moore holds aloft the Jules Rimet trophy as he is carried by his teammates Geoff Hurst (4th left) and Ray Wilson (5th right) following the World Cup final victory over West Germany at Wembley Stadium in London, on July 30, 1966.

Hurst, now 71, scored a hat-trick in the final that England won 4-2 against West Germany at Wembley but his second, awarded after bouncing down off the crossbar, has been the source of nearly 50 years of debate about whether it crossed the line.

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