By Ref reviewer 03
Next in our reviewed games is the first game of Swansea in the PL. A visit to Manchester City and Mike Dean was the ref.
Let’s have a look at how one of our favourite refs did this game.
|3||OTHER||G. Barry||N. Dyer||C||Tripping||1||1||1|
|19||OFFSIDE||S. Sinclair||C||assumed correct||1||1||1|
|24||PENALTY||C||Dzeko wanted a penalty but handball was unintentional at point blank range. Dean right not to give it.||1||3||3|
|31||OTHER||Dzeko||Williams||NC||Held off defender by grabbing his shirt. Right in front of the linesman too. Foul not given and City win a corner.||0||0||1|
|33||OFFSIDE||Silva||C||Similar offside call to the one from which Everton scored against Arsenal last season, except this time they got the call right.||1||1||1|
|42||OTHER||Rangel||Toure Yaya||C||Advantage played||1||1||1|
|47||OTHER||De Jong||Sinclair||C||De Jong stuck his arm out and took Sinclair down by his hand to his face.||1||1||1|
|47||YELLOW||De Jong||NC||This should have been a yellow card.||0||0||2|
|52||OTHER||De Jong||Williams||NC||De Jong slid in a bit dangerously. Should have been a free kick to Swansea.||0||0||1|
|53||PENALTY||C||Silva tripped up after Dyer pokes the ball. Perhaps a 50-50 call. Ref’s decision not to give a penalty is acceptable.||1||3||3|
|57||OTHER||Britton||Silva||C||Silva fouled but advantage played||1||1||1|
|57||GOAL||C||Dzeko scores from parried save. Onside. Goal okay||1||3||3|
|68||GOAL||C||Aguero scores. Micah Richards appeared to be even with the last defender in the build up. Goal okay.||1||3||3|
|71||GOAL||C||Silva scores. Aguero just does enough to keep the ball from completely passing goal line to kick it back to Silva. Goal okay.||1||3||3|
|73||OTHER||Toure Yaya||Routledge||NC||Foul not given for a shove on Routlege||0||0||1|
|76||OTHER||Vorm||C||Passback – not sure if the ball was deliberately passed back to the keeper or was meant to be played to another defender who let the ball run to the keeper. However, the ref is in his right to call the foul.||1||1||1|
|78||OTHER||Graham||Richards||NC||Dean ignores a shove by Graham on Richards. Should have been a free kick, but City will have to settle for a throw-in.||0||0||1|
|84||OTHER||Kompany||Graham||NC||Foul not given||0||0||1|
|90+1||GOAL||C||Aguero – Fine goal from the Argie new boy.||1||3||3|
|2nd half score|
|Correct calls||For Man City||10||41,67%|
|Total correct calls||24|
|Wrong calls||Against Man City||1||20,00%|
Swansea committed almost no fouls in the match (only 2 officially), and they didn’t park the bus either. I wonder if they’ll be able to stay up in the Premiership because they remind me of Owen Coyle’s Burnley from a couple of seasons ago.
So, in any case, Dean got high marks in this game. Certainly it was a relatively easy match to ref, but he scored well nonetheless.
And if all went right we can now look back at 5 ref reviews from the opening weekend of this season. Not a bad effort I would say. And apart from the fact that one review was published before the review was actually finished (I, Walter take the blame for this) I think this is a great result. I hope we can go further on this road and do as many games as possible.
If by any coincidence you are a ref yourself and you might think : hey, I want to join them. Feel free and contact us. The more refs we have the better.
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