Bardsley goal confirmed

by Stuart Vose

FA’s goals panel rubber-stamps ruling.

Phil Bardsley’s deflected effort against Southampton has been credited to the defender by the FA’s Dubious Goals Panel.

The committee, which rules on contested and deflected goals, reviewed video evidence before granting the defender his first goal of the season.

Bardsley fired Sunderland ahead in the game with a shot which deflected in off Saints defender Jos Hooiveld.