By ref reviewer 04
After doing the high level Champions league ref review I watched the game between Sunderland and Chelsea. Ref on the field was Lee Probert. Was he of the same high level as his Italian colleague?
|4||OTHER||Ivanovic||Bendtner||NC||Push in the back before the ball came in the air||0||0|
|6||OTHER||Gardner||ivanovic||NC||I had the impression he stumbled over his own feet, assistant gave a foul|
|8||OTHER||NC||Clear throw in for Sunderland given the other way||0||0|
|8||OTHER||Bendtner||ivanovic||C||Little clip of the foot||1||1|
|16||OTHER||Cattermole||Anelka||NC||Anelka anticipated a foot coming out but the defender didn’t challenge in fact but he went down in style||0||0|
|18||GOAL||Terry||C||From the resulting free kick Sunderland cannot clear the ball but they had the chance to clear it. So they could have avoided the refs mistake leading to a goal. I have to give it as a good goal||1||3|
|23||OTHER||Colback||Ramirez||C||Flying tackle from behind||1||1|
|Colback||NC||Ref gives a yellow card ? Should have been a red card. A flying tackle from behind coming from yards out is a tackle that should be banned from football||0||0|
|27||OTHER||Bramble||Sturridge||NC||Clear push in the back, refs gives nothing||0||0|
|30||OTHER||Ramires||Bendtner||NC||Push and trip||0||0|
|38||YELLOW||Cattermole||NC||Makes a gesture against the ref in disgust. Forgotten the rules already ref? this is a yellow card||0||0|
|39||OTHER||Brown||Mata||NC||Wild tackle once again. Advantage given but please come on this is an accident waiting to happen||0||1|
|39||YELLOW||Brown||NC||This should have been a yellow card for such a wild tackle. This was dangerous||0||0|
|Mata||NC||Clear push and trip on Mata not given||0||0|
|43||RED||Bardsley||Mata||NC||he just plants his foot in the back of Mata who went down from the fouls. Ref saw nothing… Disgusting and unbelievable||0||0|
|48||OFFSIDE||Anelka||C||Came back from offside||1||1|
|55||OTHER||Ivanovic||Larson||NC||Push with the arm||0||0|
|60||OTHER||Richardson||Sturridge||NC||He was holding him by the arm. Ref gave nothing||0||0|
|70||OTHER||Ramires||Bendtner||NC||Ramires missed the ball and took down Bendtner just outside the penalty area. Another miss from the ref||0||0|
|74||OTHER||Terry||Wickham||C||Bundles him to the ground||1||1|
|82||OTHER||Ivanovic||Bendtner||NC||Push in the back||0||0|
|92||YELLOW||Bosingwa||C||Time wasting correct card||1||2|
|2nd half score|
|Correct calls||For Chelsea||8||44,44%|
|Total correct calls||18|
|Wrong calls||Against Chelsea||8||50,00%|
Going from high to low is what crossed my mind during the first half. Until Chelsea had taken the lead he gave every decision he could in favour of Chelsea. Really amazing. After that he changed and just made a big mess of his game. Making mistakes at random.
Sunderland was kicking and doing some dangerous tackles and he ignored it at a few occasions without handing out the correct card. A lunging tackle from behind with both feet off the ground flying in like a mad man is a red card ref Probert. By letting that one go he later made it possible for Bardsley to plant his foot on Mata. Lucky the FA took action against this by now.
Also dissent was allowed in this game and if I remember correct also in another review (Stoke-Liverpool) our reviewer noticed the first crack in the anti-dissent campaign from the start of the season. So it took only 4 games to start the end of what looked a promising campaign.
The ref didn’t gave any specific advantage with all the mistakes he made at the end of the day. It was just a poor ref display. If it wouldn’t have been for the offside decisions his score would have been very low.
I think if it would have been ref Rocchi for this game that Sunderland would have ended the game with a few players leaving the field earlier than expected. But on the other hand I don’t think he would have allowed those fouls to go on at all, like Probert did.
One word for the ref in this game: poor!