By Ref Reviewer 02
We also reviewed the game between Liverpool and Bolton. The ref at Anfield was Lee Probert. So let’s us see how he did.
|7||Other||N/C||Probert gives a corner to Bolton he is on top of it, but fails to see the last touch is by Petrov||0||0|
|7||Other||C||From the corner a great advantage is played resulting in a chance for Lpool||1||1|
|9||Offside||C||Aginst Lpool by assistant||1||1|
|14||Goal||C||Great ball by Suarez, just great||1||3|
|20||Other||C||High foot by Muamba but a great advantage played||1||1|
|30||Foul||Suarez||C||Charging, good call by the ref||1||1|
|34||Foul||Kuyt||Cahill||N/C||The ref misses a push bu Kuyt allowing him to get a shot away||0||0|
|37||PENALTY||Adam||C||The Probert correctly penalises Adam for simulation||1||3|
|37||Yellow||N/C||Law 12 Unsporting behaviour If Probert called the foul he should have cautioned Adam||0||0|
|42||Foul||Davis||Downing||C||42 minutes Davis first foul||1||1|
|43||Yellow||Steinsson||C||For the handball outside the area||1||2|
|44||Other||C||After a challenge by Reo Coker the crowd call for a foul but it is clearly a goal kick||1||1|
|46||PENALTY||Knight||Suarez||N/C||Suarez falls over looking for a penalty, there is a grab of the leg||0||0|
|51||Yellow||C||Klasnic correctly cautioned||1||2|
|54||Goal||C||Free header from a corner||1||3|
|55||Goal||C||Adam, good goal||1||3|
|61||Other||N/C||Carragher wins a tackle and plays the ball against Davis, Probert goes the other way||0||0|
|68||Other||C||Skrtel clears with his knee and it hits his own hand, nothing deliberate, no pen||1||1|
|73||Other||N/C||A backpass picked up by the keeper||0||0|
|75||PENALTY||C||Again Anfield screams for a penalty, Probert is right in giving a corner||1||3|
|87||Foul||Lucas||Pratley||N/C||Ref misses a foul by Lucas||0||0|
|2nd half score|
|Correct calls||For Liverpool||16||48,48%|
|Total correct calls||33|
|Wrong calls||Against Liverpool||2||50,00%|
A subdued performance from Bolton meant that Ref Probert had a quite day at Anfield, 3 contentious moments, all around penalty appeals by the home crowd.
Probert had an excellent position for the first and was dependant on his assistant for the 2nd and 3rd. The 2nd was called wrongly, but understandably so, Zac Knight falling to the floor grabbed the foot of Suarez, his body shielded the action from the assistant on that side, I had the advantage of replay and 3 cameras before I decided it was a pen, however a pen is a pen and it was missed.
The same assistant correctly called the 3rd appeal. I was astonished by how little the whistle was needed in this game, I am sure Probert was happy with his performance, I thought he did OK and certainly showed no favouritism. You can see this if you look at the total of correct fouls and the total of not correct given fouls. And after all this is what we ask of the refs.
As we had the game between Bolton and Manchester City last week it is a bit astonishing to see the difference in game style between the two games. Last week it was kick and kick for a large part of the game and this time it was a very different type of game. Are there any tactics involved?
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