Untold not only publishes reviews of Arsenal games from the ref’s point of view, but also, by way of comparison, reviews of other games too. The aim is to see if any bias we spot is just something that crops up in Arsenal matches, or whether it is commonplace.
By Ref Reviewer 03
Next in our survey is Manchester City – Wigan. The final score was 3-0 for City. Ref in charge was Atkinson.
|13||GOAL||C||Aguero – goal okay||1||3|
|17||OTHER||Richards||Di Santo||NC||Tripping – not given||0||0|
|18||PENALTY||Lopez||Silva||C||Tripped up in the box||1||3|
|18||PENALTY||Al Habsi||NC||Rarely given but Al Habsi had both feet off the line before Tevez took the penalty kick which was saved. Should have been retaken.||0||0|
|22||OTHER||Rodallega||Lescott||C||Foul – TV image inconclusive – assumed correct||1||1|
|36||OTHER||Lescott||Moses||C||Tripped Moses as he was going towards goal||1||1|
|36||YELLOW||Lescott||NC||Lescott killed a good scoring chance – should have been booked.||0||0|
|45||OTHER||Caldwell||Silva||C||Raised boot caught Silva in the foot||1||1|
|45||YELLOW||Caldwell||NC||Dangerous play deserved a yellow – not given||0||0|
|47||OTHER||Rodallega||Aguero||NC||Rodallega tugged on his arm, dispossessed, foul not given||0||0|
|53||PENALTY||C||Unintentional handball by Wigan – no penalty is correct||1||3|
|57||OTHER||Milner||Figueroa||NC||Milner slid in studs up to win a 40-60 ball, came off worse for it, Wigan maintained possession||0||0|
|62||OTHER||Richards||Moses||NC||Richards shoved Moses – not given||0||0|
|63||GOAL||C||Aguero – goal okay||1||3|
|69||GOAL||C||Aguero – goal okay||1||3|
|72||OTHER||Johnson||Crusat||NC||Johnson pulled and tripped Crusat – not given||0||0|
|79||OTHER||Milner||NC||Handball – not given||0||0|
|80||OTHER||Razak||Crusat||C||Razak only on the pitch for 7 seconds makes a mistimed tackle||1||1|
|2nd half score|
|Correct calls||For Man City||12||57,14%|
|Total correct calls||21|
|Wrong calls||Against Man City||3||33,33%|
Not too many fouls in the match. Both sides could have had a player booked though Martin Atkinson seemed to let a bit slide in this match and didn’t book anyone. Missed calls favoured somewhat the home team, Manchester City, although the biggest non-call went against City. Al Habsi had taken two full steps off his line when he saved a penalty from Carlos Tevez, and this should have been retaken. In any case, Manchester City and Kun Aguero were too sharp for Wigan and rode out with a comfortable 3 – 0 win.
It looked to be the day of the clean games today. Maybe the players were too tired from the international games but not much fire in to the games we reviewed this weekend with little calls to make by the refs.
But still other reviews to come so maybe we will get some more controversy in the next days.
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