Following the impressive 5-1 win over Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final, John Terry has said that the controversial goal scored by Juan Mata should have never stood.

The Chelsea captain also called for the goal-line technology to be introduced as soon as possible.

This was clearly echoing the sentiments of many people who watched the game. Didier Drogba had given Chelsea the lead in the match with an astounding goal right before half-time, but the major controversy came when Mata appeared to put the ball in the back of the net through a number of Tottenham players and John Terry himself.

Replays appeared to suggest that the ball had not crossed the line, but referee Martin Atkinson decided to give a goal to Chelsea. Even though the goal was quickly cancelled out by Tottenham after they scored through Gareth Bale, many reckon that it changed the face of the match.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp introduced Jermain Defoe in place of van der Vaart, as he went in search of a goal to get back into the match. This, in turn, opened up Tottenham and they ended up losing 5-1. Mata setup Ramires for a wonderful goal just 13 min before the end of normal time, while Frank Lampard scored with a great freekick soon afterwards. Malouda completed the rout in the final few minutes of the match.

"I thought it hit me and stayed out but I haven't seen it on the replays. We've been calling for goal-line technology for a very long time. Let's hope that people make the right decisions. It was an important game today and fortunately it went our way. I thought we were the better side and scored some great goals," Terry told ITV following the match, which now sends them into the final against Liverpool.

The latest fa cup final odds suggest that Chelsea are firm favourites.