GLENN MURRAY has revealed he never feared falling victim to technology after scoring a dramatic FA Cup winner.

But there was confusion at the Amex after the Albion striker’s close range strike which secured a 2-1 win over arch rivals Crystal Palace last night.

Murray, on as substitute, pounced to decide a third round tie against his old club.

Replays from some angles suggested he might have used his right arm as he guided Uwe Huenemeier’s header over the line.

But video official Neil Swarbrick checked the incident for offside and handball before deciding there was no need for match referee Andre Marriner to review events on screen back at the Amex.

The match was the first competitive fixture in this country to take place with a Video Assistant Referee in place.

Murray told The Argus: “I knew it didn’t touch my hand – but I don’t know what it touched.

“Obviously the other referee (Swarbrick) was in his (Marriner’s) ear telling him it was legit.

“I didn’t have a concern but, from the referee’s angle, he probably did.”

Dale Stephens was also on target as Albion secured a fourth-round trip to Middlesbrough.

Murray said he broadly welcomed the introduction of technology to help match officials.

He added: “Especially in the Premier League, the brand is based on its physicality and its speed and that is what the world likes to see.

“If the VAR is going to slow it down, then it’s not a good thing.

“If it can be introduced smoothly, fine. We already have goal-line technology which has kicked off with no problem.”